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Wildlife Conservation Society – Climate Adaptation Fund

Wildlife Conservation Society – Climate Adaptation Fund




**This is now Closed**




Deadline: The following is a breakdown of important dates related to this program

  • March 13, 2018                                                 Webinar
  • April 6, 2018 at 5PM                                       Application Deadline
  • December 2018                                                Award Notifications


Amount: The following is a breakdown of information related to program funding

  • $2,500,000 total funding
  • $50,000 minimum award
  • $250,000 maximum award
  • 1 to 2-year project term
  • 1:1 match requirement (cash or in-kind)

Eligible Applicants: The following entities are eligible to apply for funding through this program

  • Nonprofits

Overview: The Wildlife Conservation Society is providing support for the implementation of effective interventions for wildlife adaptation to climate change through its Climate Adaptation Fund. Projects that use strategic communications activities to scale up and amplify their conservation impact will receive priority consideration. Funding is provided the following categories:

  • Joint mitigation and adaptation (JMA) projects;
  • Prioritizing communications that amplify adaptation outcomes;
  • Encouraging geographic diversity; and
  • Encouraging innovation and novelty.

The following is a breakdown of eligible projects:

  • Projects that demonstrate applied management responses for wildlife adaptation in terrestrial, freshwater, or estuarine systems, including efforts to enhance resilience of climate-impacted habitats or facilitate their transition to a different, yet functional ecological state.
  • Projects to enhance or sustain the adaptive capacity of ecosystems, landscape functionality, and critical biological processes in the face of climate change.
  • Projects that restore and sustain core habitats or create connectivity for fish and wildlife in order to achieve explicit climate adaptation goals.
  • Pilot projects to exhibit successful on-the-ground actions to achieve climate adaptation in a way that can be replicated across a landscape.
  • Projects that implement innovative or novel conservation activities in response to existing or expected climate-driven changes.
  • Projects that mitigate pressures on wildlife and ecosystems caused by current or potential human responses to the impacts of climate change.