External Links

The following web sites provide further information on some of the species listed on The IUCN Red List, information about organizations working to conserve species and their habitats, and information on conservation projects being carried out around the world. There is a wealth of information on this subject available from the World Wide Web, with new sites being created every week. If you have other suggestions for useful links, please let us know.

Please note that IUCN does not endorse any of these web sites, and does not vouch for the authenticity or accuracy of the information presented on them. These are intended simply as a starting point for your own research into a variety of topics concerning species on The IUCN Red List. Please note that web site addresses frequently change, often without any forwarding links provided, so we cannot guarantee that all the links below will work. We try to update this list at least once each year.

Contents:

IUCN SSC Specialist Groups and Red List Authorities

National/Regional Red Lists & Red Data Books

Further Information on Taxonomic Groups

Mammals

Birds

Reptiles & Amphibians

Fishes

Invertebrates

Plants

Fungi & Algae

General

Conservation & Related Organizations

International Conventions

Funding Opportunities for Species Conservation

 

IUCN SSC Specialist Groups and Red List Authorities:

 

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National/Regional Red Lists & Red Data Books:

National Red List web site – The National Red List Working Group of the IUCN Red List Committee has set up a sister web site to the global IUCN Red List site to act as ta centralized point for national and regional Red List data from around the world and to complement the global IUCN Red List. It includes a searchable species database, a library of downloadable documents, a network of individuals involved in national/regional Red Listing around the world, and provides a discussion forum for specific national Red List queries.

 

Users should look at the National Red List site first, but if they do not find what they are looking for, here are a sample of other national Red Lists that are available on line (the list is not comprehensive):

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Further Information on Taxonomic Groups:

 

 Mammals

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Birds

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Reptiles & Amphibians:

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Fishes:

  • Catalog of Fishes on line - Searchable database for taxonomic information on fish taxa.
  • Desert Fishes Council - Information about fish species in desert aquatic ecosystems.
  • Endangered River Fish: threats and conservation options - An ESR (Endangered Species Research) Special
  • FAO Fish Identification and Data Programme - Information on a variety of fish species.
  • FishBase - Searchable database for information about fish species.
  • FISHONLINE - Online database of the Marine Conservation Society. Gives information on UK seafood sources and catching methods.
  • International Betta Congress (IBC) - Nonprofit, world-wide organization promoting the selective breeding, raising and study of the GenusBetta.
  • IBC Species Maintenance Program - Clearinghouse and resource centre for all existing available information on Betta species, promotes continued research to learn as much as we can about these species and their needs, provides stock cataloguing, breeder networking and offers judging guidance.
  • Living Earth Project - Project designed for the promotion and conservation of the biodiversity of the fish species in danger of extinction (in English, German, and Spanish).
  • Project Seahorse - Project dedicated to the conservation and management of seahorses, their relatives and their habitats while respecting human needs.
  • Seafood Watch - A program of Monterey Bay Aquarium designed to raise consumer awareness about the importance of buying seafood from sustainable sources.
  • Southeastern Fishes Council - A professional society dedicated to the conservation of southeastern freshwater fishes in the United States. Includes topical information on southeastern fishes, an updated list of fishes (many with quality colour images), and other useful references.
  • Sturgeons in Serbia - Web site developed by the Centre for Mulitdisciplinary Studies of the Belgrade University, providing information about sturgeon species in Serbia (in Serbian and English).
  • USGS/AFS (U.S. Geological Survey/American Fisheries Society) - Provides access to maps and lists of imperiled freshwater organisms of North America as determined by the American Fisheries Society (AFS) Endangered Species Committee (ESC).

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Invertebrates:

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Plants:

  • The African Blackwood Conservation Programme - Aims to help replenish the African Blackwood Tree in Tanzania.
  • American Bamboo Society - Society for bamboo enthusiasts.
  • Anthos - Information system for Spanish plants providing distribution maps, common names and more information.
  • Aquatic Plant Information Retrieval System (University of Florida) - Contains citation and keyword records for scientific articles and reports about species of aquatic, wetland and invasive plants.
  • Atlas Florae Europaeae - Project to map the distribution of European vascular plants, grid maps for several families available for free.
  • Atlas y Libro Rojo de la flora vascular amenazada - Atlas and Red Book of threatened vascular plants in Spain, contains factsheets of several hundred species.
  • Australian Network for Plant Conservation (ANPC) - An important site for anyone interested in Australian plant conservation issues. Includes links to lists and photographs of threatened Australian plants.
  • Botanical epithets - A dictionary of the meaning of many of the Latin names used (based on North American alpine species).
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles - A wealth of information on plant species in Britain.
  • The Brazilian Cacti Project - A website dedicated to the popularization and conservation of the species of the Cactaceae family that occur in Brazil
  • The Cactus and Succulent Plant Mall - A useful site providing links to all other related web sites and to many other botanical sites.
  • The Canadian Botanical Conservation Network - Information on plant conservation activities in Canada.
  • Carnivorous Plant Database - Searchable database for information about carnivorous plants.
  • Center for Plant Conservation - Conservation and restoration of America's native plants.
  • Euro + Med PlantBase - Project developing an information system for European and Mediterranean vascular plants, based on an agreed taxonomic framework.
  • Flora of China - Harvard University-hosted website on the flora of China.
  • Flora Croatica Database - Vascular plant taxonomy and bibliography of Croatia with online access to the Red Data Book and species factsheets
  • Flora Iberica - Electronic access to several volumes describing plant species from the Iberian Peninsula and Balearic Islands.
  • Flora of Iceland - Checklist of all plant species present in Iceland.
  • Flora of Israel Online - Website with a plantfinder, distribution maps and articles related to Israeli wildflowers.
  • Flora of Northern Ireland - Online ressource.
  • Flora of Zimbabwe - Details and Red List status of plants found in Zimbabwe.
  • FloraWeb - German website with description and distribution of plants and plant societies.
  • Gene Conserve - An electronic journal devoted to conservation of crop genetic resources with emphasis on cassava.
  • Georgia Plant Stewardship Network - This is a school site endangered plant propagation project started in 1996 at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia. Includes useful information on pitcher plants (Sarracenia spp.).
  • The Ginkgo Pages - Information about the tree Ginkgo biloba and all its aspects.
  • GrassBase - The online world grass flora presenting detailed morphological descriptions of all grass species.
  • Gymnosperm Database - The web's premier source of information on conifers and their allies.
  • Hawaiian Native Plant Genera - List of flora to be found on the Hawaiian Islands. Compiled by the University of Hawaii Botany Department.
  • The Haworthia Society - Society for people interested in the genus Haworthia.
  • The International Asclepiad Society - Society for people interested in asclepiads.
  • The International Plant Names Index - Searchable database of plant names. Joint project by The Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, The Harvard University Herbaria, and the Australian National Herbarium.
  • The Internet Directory for Botany - Index to botanical information available on the Internet.
  • Internet Orchid Photo Encyclopaedia - Archive of photos and information on orchid species.
  • Missouri Botanical Garden - Search engine for their VAST (VAScular Tropicos) nomenclatural database and associated authority files.
  • Ornamental Plant Germplasm Center (OPGC) - Based in Ohio State University, the OPGC focuses on the conservation of wild related species of ornamental plants.
  • Palm and Cycad Societies of Florida (PACSOF) - Contains online editions of Palm and Cycad encyclopaedias, as well as a taxonomic glossary.
  • The Parasitic Plant Connection - Descriptions, images, references and terminology for parasitic plant genera and species.
  • The Plant List - A working list of all known plant species; includes data from RBG Kew, Missouri Botanical Garden, Global Compositae Checklist, ILDIS. 
  • Plantlife - Plantlife is Britain's only national membership charity dedicated exclusively to conserving all forms of plant life in its natural habitat.
  • Plants For A Future - A resource and information centre for edible and otherwise useful plants.
  • Plant Talk - Founded in 1995 as a magazine focussed on plant conservation. Now only available online, hosted by the Eden Project.
  • Polygalaceae - Information about the family Polygalaceae.
  • Protea Atlas Project - Information on a project to map the Proteaceae family in southern Africa.
  • A Reference List For Plant Re-introductions, Recovery Plans and Restoration Programmes - This project aims to build and maintain a comprehensive and up-to-date reference list for use as a resource by those involved in plant re-introduction and recovery work. The ultimate aim is to have as comprehensive a list as possible of species which are the subject of species and habitat recovery work, linked to projects, contacts and relevant literature.
  • Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (UK) - Details of plant conservation work done by staff at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
  • Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney (Australia) - A New South Wales State Government organization aiming to inspire the appreciation and conservation of plants. The site encompasses the Royal Botanic Gardens, Mount Annan Botanic Garden and mount Tomah Botanic Garden.
  • SABONET - The Southern African Botanical Diversity Network web site; includes a searchable database of threatened species.
  • Schede di Botanica - Italian website with distribution information and description of Italian plant species
  • Search the databases - Online search engine, allowing you to search the living collections and databases of a number of botanic gardens and conservation organisations worldwide
  • South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI) - South African National Biodiversity Institute, Biodiversity Policy & Planning page, with details of regional Red Lists and programmes.
  • Scott's Botanical Links - Compilation of useful botany education resources for advanced high school and college level students.
  • Succulent Euphorbias - Information and images of succulent plants (in German and English).
  • The Succulent Plant Page - Information about succulent plants.
  • Tela Botanica - French website with description and distribution data of the flora of France, Reunion, Guadeloupe and Martinique.
  • USDA Plants Database - Searchable database.
  • World List of Cycads - Searchable database for information about Cycads, including threatened species.
  • ZDSF/CRFS - Swiss national centre for mapping the Swiss flora, including information about the national threat status of vascular plants.

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Fungi & Algae:

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General:

  • Ark in the Sky - where kids and their teachers can find material to use for their school, community and personal projects, research material, share their ideas, are motivated to create new ideas and to act upon these ideas to improve their local environment, their school and the world at large.
  • ARKive - Electronic archive of photographs, moving images and sounds of endangered species and habitats.
  • Astolinto - Information and photos about Italian animals.
  • Australia's threatened species - Information about Australia's threatened species. Includes lists of threatened species.
  • Bagheera - General information page on Endangered and Extinct species.
  • Bioversity International (IPGRI) - World's largest non-profit agricultural organization devoted to the conservation and promotion of biodiversity.
  • BiologyBrowser - Produced by BIOSIS, this site offers resources for the life sciences information community.
  • Biology Degrees to Save the World - A resource for getting your biology degree online. The site has the latest and best information about getting your biology degree through an online college or university, as well as glimpses at what to expect in the real world and how you can make your degree work for you.
  • Cave Biota - A "webumentary" of cave-dwelling species.
  • Center for Biological Diversity - 2004 report on the extinction rates in the USA since the creation of the Endangered Species Act (1973).
  • Climate Ark - Climate change and renewable energy portal.
  • Committee on Recently Extinct Organisms (CREO) - Mission to foster an improved understanding of species' extinctions that have occurred in recent times.
  • CONABIO - Mexican organization aimed at promoting and developing scientifically-based activities to explore, study, protect or find a sustainable use for biological resources. The intention of these activities is to conserve Mexico's resources and to generate criteria for sustainable development (In Spanish with English translation).
  • Conservation Evidence - This web site gives access to an online peer-reviewed journal (Conservation Evidence) publishing papers documenting the effectiveness of a conservation management intervention.
  • Conservation Online - Resources for Conservation Professionals. A project of the Preservation Department of Stanford University Libraries. A full text library of conservation information, covering a wide spectrum of topics of interest to those involved with the conservation of library, archives and museum materials.
  • Countdown 2010 - Information about progress towards the European Union’s commitment to halt the loss of biodiversity by 2010. The initiative closed in 2010 and the website may no longer be up-to-date.
  • Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) - UK government department responsible for policy and regulations on environmental, food and rural issues.
  • Earth Trends - the environmental information portal - Online source for environmental and sustainable development information.
  • EcoEarth.Info - An environment portal with Internet search, biocentric commentary, social network, constant news and link tracking, all dedicated to achieving global environmental sustainability
  • EnchantedLearning.com - Educational web site for children. Includes information on animals and habitats.
  • Endangered Species of Hawaii - Information about Hawaiian species and habitat conservation.
  • Endangered Species Link - Useful links to a wide variety of sites focussing on endangered species.
  • Endangered Species Research - An international and interdisciplinary Open Access journal.
  • Endangered Species Research: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species - An ESR (Endangered Species Research) Theme Section focussing on the IUCN Red List.
  • Envirolink - Maintains a database of thousands of environmental resources and provides internet services to non-profit organizations.
  • Environment Australia education site - Environmental Education page. Advice for consumers on how to help the environment.
  • Envirovet Networking Webumentory - A series of wildlife video films created by wildlife veterinarians, veterinary students and wildlife biologists.
  • EU Nature & Biodiversity Home Page - Information about EU nature conservation policy.
  • European Register of Marine Species - An authoritative taxonomic list of species occurring in the European marine environment.
  • FlorAnimal - Russian site with plant and animal information (in Russian).
  • Forest Protection Portal - Rainforest, forest and biodiversity conservation news and information.
  • forestrydegree.net - Information and resources on degrees in forestry
  • GreenFacts - A Belgian non-profit organization aiming to bring complex scientific reports on health and the environment to the reach of non-specialists. This link takes users to their page on biodiversity.
  • Global Biodiversity Information Facility - Free and open access to biodiversity data.
  • InfoNatura - Searchable database for information about birds and mammals of Latin America (Mesoamerica).
  • I Love Parks - Web site updated daily with news about parks around the world. Helping people to connect with parks and to promote the establishment of new parks.
  • iSpot - a social network with tens of thousands of members where participants help each other put names to organisms that they have seen. Everything and everyone is welcome, from beginners to experts. Observations validated by experts are sent by them to the UK National Biodiversity Network and from there to GBIF.
  • iSpot (Southern Africa) - a version of iSpot (see above) dedicated to the biodiversity of southern Africa and run by the South African National Biodiversity Institute. Observations submitted to the site enter the national records and images are linked to the pages of the Red Data List for South Africa.
  • Journal of International Wildlife Law and Policy - Journal addressing legal and political issues concerning human interrelationship with and management of wildlife species, and their habitats.
  • The Last Noah's Ark / A Última Arca de Noé - An environmental programme based in Brazil (in Portuguese and English).
  • Mass extinctions - A site listing a wide variety of links to web sites concentrating on extinctions.
  • National Centre for Biotechnology Information - Resource for molecular biology information.
  • French National Sea Experience Centre (NAUSICAÄ) - Aims to raise public awareness about the need for conservation of marine environments (in French and English).
  • Marine Biodiversity and Ecosystem Functioning - A network of excellence funded by the European Union acting as a platform to integrate and disseminate knowledge and expertise on marine biodiversity.
  • National Geographic - Online version of the National Geographic journal.
  • The Natural History Photographic Agency - Photo library of natural history and environmental images.
  • Overzicht van de Nederlandse biodiversiteit [Overview of the biodiversity of the Netherlands] - The Dutch Species Catalogue, providing a current and comprehensive overview of Dutch Biodiversity (in Dutch).
  • Proquest Learning Library - Information and learning web site.
  • The Race Against Extinction: Biodiversity and Endangered Species - Information site managed by the Centre for Biological Diversity.
  • Rainforest Protection - This campaign, led by WWF in partnership with Sky Rainforest Rescue, aims to save one billion trees in the state of Acre in the Brazilian Amazon, protect habtats, and conserve endangered species.
  • Species 2000 - Searchable databases. Indexing the world's known species.
  • US Fish & Wildlife Service Endangered Species Program - The US FWS Endangered Species Program web site.
  • WWF - What You Can Do - Practical guide (provided by WWF) on how to "live green" and lessen your impact on the planet.
  • WildFinder - A map-driven searchable database of more than 26,000 species world-wide, allowing users to discover where species live or explore wild places to find out what species live there. their educational value.
  • WildNet Africa - Information about African issues; large photo gallery of African wildlife.
  • Whale of a Time - working for the conservation of species around the globe by organising interactive, creative and educational workshops and events.

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Conservation & Related Organizations:

  • Actionbioscience.org - Site provides articles by scientists, science educators, and science students on issues related to seven biological challenges: environment, biodiversity, human genome, biotechnology, evolution, new frontiers and biology education.
  • African Wildlife Foundation - Working to ensure the conservation of wildlife and wild lands of Africa.
  • Applied Biomathematics - Research and software company specializing in ecological and environmental risk analysis.
  • ASEAN Regional Centre for Biodiversity Conservation - Biodiversity Information Sharing Service (BISS), online database for species and protected areas in South East Asia.
  • American Bird Conservancy - Non-profit organization dedicated to protecting birds and their habitats in the Americas.
  • Audubon - National Audubon Society. Audubon's mission is to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife and their habitats for the benefit of humaity and the earth's biological diversity.
  • BirdLife International - Red List Partner organization. Global organization focussing on conservation of birds and their habitats.
  • Belize Audubon Society - Non-profit, non-governmental, membership organization dedicated to the protection of Belize's natural resources.
  • Conservation International (CI) - Red List Partner organization. Field-based, non-profit organization, working to protect the Earth's biologically richest areas and to help the people who live there improve their quality of life.
  • Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History - Provides information on their mission, research, and programs dealing with local and global biodiversity and conservation issues.
  • Defenders of Wildlife - Organization dedicated to the protection of all native wild animals and plants in their natural communities.
  • Endangered Species International - Organization implementing conservation science in field projects around the world and linking research and results to local, national and global policy.
  • Endangered Species Recovery Program - A cooperative research programme on biodiversity conservation in central California, administered by California State University, Stanislaus Foundation.
  • Environment Australia - Australia's Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities.
  • Environmental Protection Agency - Allows US citizens to obtain up-to-date, comprehensive, accurate information about their communities.
  • Falklands Conservation - Organisation based in Stanley, Falkland Islands, and London, England, dedicated to protecting the unique wildlife of the Falkland Islands and the South Atlantic.
  • The Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) - The Federal scientific agency for national and international nature conservation and landscape management in Germany (in German and English).
  • Fauna and Flora International (FFI) - The world’s longest established international conservation body.
  • The GLOBE Program - Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment.
  • Humboldt Institute - The Alexander von Humboldt Biological resources Institute promotes, co-ordinates and carries out research that contributes to the sustainable use of biodiversity in Colombia.
  • The World Fish Centre - International scientific research organization working towards reducing poverty and hunger by improving fisheries and aquaculture, while conserving aquatic biodiversity.
  • International Fund for Animal Welfare - Working to improve the welfare of wild and domestic animals throughout the world.
  • IUCN - The World Conservation Union - Founded in 1948, The World Conservation Union brings together States, government agencies and a diverse range of non-governmental organizations in a unique world partnership: over 980 members in all, spread across some 140 countries.
  • IUCN Species Survival Commission (IUCN/SSC) - The largest of the six Commissions of IUCN - The World Conservation Union. It serves as the main source of advice to the Union and its members on the technical aspects of species conservation. SSC seeks to mobilise action by the world conservation community for species conservation, particularly those species threatened with extinction and those of importance for human welfare.
  • Japan Committee of IUCN - Japanese site explaining the work of IUCN. Includes a Red List users enquiry page (in Japanese)
  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) - UK Government's wildlife adviser. Involves English Nature, Scottish Natural Heritage and the Countryside Council for Wales and includes national status information for UK species.
  • Keystone Conservation - Working to conserve and restore America's ecosystem integrity by protecting predators and their habitats.
  • The Linnean Society of London - This society plays a central role in documenting the world’s flora and fauna.
  • Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund - A philanthropic endowment established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives, recognize leaders in the field of species conservation, and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. See here for more information on a selection of projects supported by the Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund.
  • Millennium Ecosystem Assessments - The Millennium Ecosystem Assessment assessed the consequences of ecosystem change for human well-being. Their findings provide a scientific appraisal of the condition and trends in the world’s ecosystems and the services they provide, as well as the scientific basis for action to conserve and use them sustainably.
  • National Wildlife Federation - A member-supported conservation group.
  • Natural History Museum, London - Measuring biodiversity, rarity and conservation priority and selecting priority areas for conservation.
  • Nature Conservation Society of Japan - The mission of NACS-J is to insure the conservation of ecosystems and biological diversity.
  • NatureServe - Red List Partner organization. Site includes a searchable database for general information about species in the United States and Canada.
  • The Ocean Conservancy - Formerly the Centre for Marine Conservation (CMC), this is a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting the world's ocean life and their habitats.
  • Planta Europa - Network of independent organizations, non-governmental and governmental, working together to conserve European wild plants and fungi.
  • Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB)
  • Sahara Conservation Fund (SCF) - Organization dedicated to the conservation of the wildlife of the Sahara and its bordering Sahelian grasslands.
  • Scientific Committee on Problems of the Environment (SCOPE) - An interdisciplinary body of natural and social science expertise focused on global environmental issues.
  • Society for Conservation Biology - International professional organization promoting scientific study of biological diversity.
  • Swedish Species Information Centre - Focal point for information on threatened species and biodiversity in Sweden (in Swedish and English).
  • The Nature Conservancy (TNC) - The world's largest private international conservation group.
  • TRAFFIC - Joint wildlife trade monitoring programme of WWF-World Wide Fund For Nature and IUCN-The World Conservation Union.
  • Tropical Sierra Foundation (TSF) - Foundation dedicated to replenishing nature through educational programmes and reforestation of tropical regions.
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) - Provides information for policy and action to conserve the living world.
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Wetlands International - Non-profit organization dedicated solely to wetland conservation and sustainable management.
  • The Wilderness Society
  • Wildlife Conservation Society - Environmental education organization.
  • WWF International - Independent organizations dedicated to the conservation of nature.

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International Conventions:

  • African-Eurasian Migratory (Water Bird) Agreement (AEWA) - AEWA is the largest agreement developed so far under the Convention of Migratory Species (CMS), came into force on 1 November 1999.
  • Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) - The Convention on Biological Diversity's objectives are the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources.
  • Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) - International agreement between governments aiming to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. Web site includes searchable databases.
  • The RAMSAR Convention on wetlands - An intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources.
  • Convention on Migratory Species (CMS) - This intergovernmental treat (also known as the Bonn Convention) aims to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their range. A closely related site is the:
  • Global Register for Migratory Species (GROMS) - This provides a searchable database and interactive maps.
  • World Heritage Convention - UNESCO's World Heritage seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in the Convention concerning the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (i.e., the World Heritage Convention).

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Funding Opportunities for Species Conservation:

 

This list provides an overview of organizations, which could potentially provide funding for species conservation projects. Please read the specific criteria for each grant to ensure your project fits within the remit of the funding body before applying.

For advice and guidance on writing grant applications read A Guide to Seeking Funding from Foundations written by the IUCN SSC.

 

Association of Zoos and Aquariums Conservation Endowment Fund (AZA CEF)
CEF supports the cooperative conservation-related scientific and educational initiatives of AZA and AZA-accredited zoos and aquariums as well as their collaborators. Grants are awarded in six categories; animal health, animal welfare, conservation education, field conservation and/or reintroduction, management and/or breeding and research.
http://www.aza.org/cef/

 

British Ecological Society (BES) – Grants for Ecologists in Africa
The BES recognizes that ecologists in Africa face unique challenges in carrying out ecological research. This grant provides support for ecologists in Africa to carry out innovative ecological research and to develop their skills, experience and knowledge base as well as making connections with ecologists in the developed world.
http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/grants-awards/ecologists-in-africa/

 

British Ecological Society (BES) – Outreach Grants
The BES encourages its members and others to promote ecological science to a wide audience. The grant is awarded to projects that increase public understanding of, and engagement with, ecology, stimulate discussion about ecology and its implications for society, inspire and enthuse people of all ages and develop skills in communicating the science of ecology.
http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/grants-awards/outreach-grants/

 

British Ecological Society (BES) – Research Grants
These BES grants support scientific ecological research where there are limited alternative sources of funding. Projects with a clear ecological science focus are supported; any other aspects (e.g. sociology and economics) must be clearly integrated into the ecology and scientific goals of the project.
http://www.britishecologicalsociety.org/grants-awards/research-grants/

 

Bromley Trust
One of the key objectives of the Bromley Trust is to oppose the extinction of the world’s fauna and flora, and the destruction of the environment for wildlife and for mankind worldwide. NB The Trust will only consider applications from UK-registered charities.
http://www.thebromleytrust.org.uk/

 

Chester Zoo – Conservation and Research Grants
Chester Zoo supports a wide variety of smaller conservation projects each year, through the Conservation and Research Grant scheme. Ranging from species monitoring and habitat protection to training and education, these projects work to conserve threatened species worldwide.
http://www.chesterzoo.org/conservation-and-research/field-conservation/field-projects

 

Chicago Zoological Society CBOT Conservation of Endangered Species
The Chicago Zoological Society administers the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) Endangered Species Fund, which supports conservation-oriented research. The grant attracts dozens of innovative research projects each quarter, and the most promising of these are awarded funding.
http://www.brookfieldzoo.org/czs/CBOTGrant  

 

Columbus Zoo and Aquarium – Conservation Grants Program
Over the past five years, Columbus Zoo and Aquarium has distributed $4 million in support. Many of the grants travel no farther than Ohio’s borders as the zoo supports work on declining amphibians and critically endangered freshwater mussels.
http://contribute.columbuszoo.org/conservation/conservation_grants_program/default.aspx

 

Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF)
The CEPF provide grants for nongovernmental and private sector organizations to help protect biodiversity hotspots, Earth’s most biologically rich yet threatened areas.
http://www.cepf.net/Pages/default.aspx

 

Ernest Kleinwort Charitable Trust
Supporting charities working in the fields of wildlife and environmental conservation (in the UK and internationally), charities operating in the county of Sussex and charities working in the field of family planning.
http://www.ekct.org.uk/index.htm

 

Fisheries Society of the British Isles (FSBI)
One of the FSBI’s main areas of charitable activity is its financial support for small research initiatives related to the Society’s objectives. There are two types of grant: the Small Research grant (for FSBI members), and the Wyn Wheeler Research Grant (for retired members).
http://www.fsbi.org.uk/grants/research-grants/

 

Fresno Chaffee Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund
The Fresno Chaffee Zoo Wildlife Conservation Fund was established in 2006 to promote understanding and enjoyment of rare, threatened and endangered animals and their habitats, and to support zoological research that will directly benefit captive animal management.
https://www.fresnochaffeezoo.org/the-news/111-conservation.html

 

Future for Nature Foundation – Future for Nature Award 2014
Future for Nature supports young, talented and ambitious conservationists committed to protecting species of wild animals and plants. The Future for Nature Award is for individuals, and not for organisations; providing the winners with international recognition, financial support and reinforced linkages to an international conservation network.
http://futurefornature.org/award/

 

John Ellerman Foundation
The John Ellerman Foundation is an independent grant making organisation; supporting charities that make a practical difference to people, society and the natural world. One of their key aims is to contribute to greater harmony between people and the planet. There two themes, in their environment grants category, are better managed habitats and protecting the seas.
http://ellerman.org.uk/

 

MAVA Fondation pour la Nature
MAVA engage in strong partnerships to conserve biodiversity for future generations. About 65% of funds to be allocated in 2013-2015 will be in the form of regional grants aligned to their strategy. Geographically, that means projects in the Mediterranean, Coastal West Africa and the Alpine Arc, including all of Switzerland, will be supported.
http://en.mava-foundation.org/

 

Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe and Africa (MCFEA)
The MCFEA is a charitable foundation established in 1992 by Mitsubishi Corporation and Mitsubishi Corporation (UK) Plc. MCFEA aims to promote environmental conservation, education and research into the environment and poverty alleviation. In particular, the MCFEA aims to encourage the appreciation and conservation of flora and fauna with an emphasis on endangered species.
http://www.mitsubishicorp.com/gb/en/csr/mcfea.html

 

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund
The Fund has been established to provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives recognize leaders in the field and elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate. Its focus is global and eligibility for grants will extend to all plant, animal and fungi species conservation efforts.
http://www.speciesconservation.org/grants/

 

Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden – OKC Zoo Conservation Action Now Small Grant Program
The Oklahoma City Zoo and Botanical Garden is committed to supporting imperilled species, habitats and their surrounding communities. Grants will be awarded based on proposal merit and in accordance with one or more of the following purposes; conservation education, scientific research and species preservation.
http://www.okczoo.com/conservation/can-grant-program/

 

Patagonia Environmental Grants Program
Patagonia funds only environmental work and are most interested in making grants to organizations that identify and work on the root causes of problems; approaching issues with a commitment to long-term change. One priority area for Patagonia grants is protecting and restoring native fish populations and the habitat on which they depend.
http://www.patagonia.com/us/patagonia.go?assetid=2927

 

People’s Trust for Endangered Species (PTES) – Worldwide Grants
PTES Worldwide Grants are awarded to scientific researchers and conservationists for work aimed at the preservation of one or more endangered species, or their habitat, either through research or practical field work.
http://www.ptes.org/index.php?cat=69

 

Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium – PPG Industries Conservation and Sustainability Fund
The PPG Industries Conservation and Sustainability Fund is designed to further the mission of the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium to conserve wildlife and wildlife habitats throughout the world. A wide variety of projects will be considered, but field studies and cross-disciplinary approaches to conservation are especially encouraged.
http://www.pittsburghzoo.org/Conservation/PPGConservationFund

 

Prince Bernhard Nature Fund
The Fund’s mission is to support small, preferably local initiatives, working towards the conservation and wise use of nature and our natural resource base. The Fund primarily focuses on work undertaken by organizations located in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Organizations from other regions can qualify for support if there is a substantial element of partnership with, and strengthening of local partner organizations.
http://www.pbnf.nl/

 

Riverbanks Zoo and Garden Conservation Support Fund
The Riverbanks Conservation Support Fund was created to provide financial assistance for conservation-oriented projects/programmes that promote preservation of biodiversity. The following types of requests will be considered; in situ conservation initiatives, habitat management and preservation, ex situ conservation breeding, conservation education initiatives, projects designed to enhance animal welfare and conservation medicine.
http://www.riverbanks.org/conservationcare/fund.shtml

 

Rolex Awards for Enterprise
Since 1976, Rolex has honoured extraordinary individuals who possess the courage and conviction to take on major challenges. Each Rolex Award for Enterprise is given for a new or ongoing project anywhere in the world – one that deserves support for its capacity to improve lives, or protect the world’s natural and cultural heritage. The 2014 series of Awards will be devoted to Young Laureates, aged between 18 and 30 years.
http://www.rolexawards.com/

 

Rufford Foundation
The Rufford Foundation provides funding for small nature/biodiversity conservation projects and pilot programmes in developing countries.
http://www.rufford.org/

 

SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund
SeaWorld and Busch Gardens Conservation Fund provide grants for projects in four strategic areas; species research, habitat protection, animal rescue and rehabilitation, and conservation education. The Fund also provides Animal Crisis Grants, National Geographic Society Co-Grants and Environmental Excellence Awards.
http://www.swbg-conservationfund.org/

 

SOS – Save Our Species
SOS is a global coalition initiated by three founding partners (IUCN, GEF and World Bank) to build the biggest species conservation fund, supporting on-the-ground field conservation projects all over the world. The organisation fills a vital gap for grants that can be applied specifically to saving threatened species and their habitats.
http://sospecies.org/

 

Van Tienhoven Foundation for International Nature Protection
The Van Tienhoven Foundation aims to promote the protection and conservation of ecosystems and their flora and fauna, wherever they are threatened outside the Netherlands.
http://www.vantienhovenfoundation.com/content.php

 

Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN)
The WFN offers awards and grants to the world’s most dynamic conservation leaders from around the world and support projects founded on good science, community involvement and pragmatism. The WFN champion passionate individuals who are committed to precipitating long-lasting conservation benefits on the ground.
http://whitleyaward.org/

 

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