CEPF and BirdLife International – Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot Large Grants (Cape Verde)

CEPF and BirdLife International, as regional implementation team (RIT) for the hotspot, are inviting proposals in the form of letters of inquiry (LOIs) for large grants from non-governmental organizations, community groups, private enterprises, universities and other civil society organizations (CSOs).

LOIs will only be accepted for the following strategic direction and country :

Strategic Direction 1: Support civil society to engage stakeholders in demonstrating integrated approaches for the preservation of biodiversity in coastal areas.

Country: Cabo Verde


Eligible applicants :

Non-governmental organizations, community groups, universities and private enterprises may apply for funding. Individuals must work with civil society organizations to develop applications rather than apply directly.

Organizations must have their own bank account and be authorized under relevant national laws to receive charitable contributions.


Eligible activities:

  • Investment Priority 1.1: Engage local stakeholders in conservation actions that address threats to key elements of biodiversity in priority KBAs in the coastal zone.
  • Investment Priority 1.3: Support civil society to engage with local or national governments to mainstream biodiversity conservation into integrated coastal zone management, land-use and development planning processes.

More specifically, CEPF expects to support projects that aim at:

  1. Supporting the creation of new protected area through innovative management initiatives.
  2. Improving management of existing protected areas, including through initiating site co-management and/or through preparing/updating/implementing strategic documents such as management plans.
  3. Developing or strengthening concrete conservation actions that aim at protecting threatened species.
  4. Improving knowledge and monitoring.
  5. Supporting best practices for artisanal fisheries (in particular, enhancing sustainable fishing practices, reducing by-catch and building synergies with marine protected areas).
  6. Mobilizing local private sector in support of biodiversity-friendly practices, supporting small-scale business in ecotourism, local fisheries, valorisation of local products (fish, shells, food products), supporting local farmers or cooperatives, etc.


Date limite de dépôt de candidatures : 30 November 2020
Montant de la subvention : US$20,000 to US$110,000

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