The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan and the World Bank. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.

Projects funded by this Call for Proposal, may be based around one or several of the following themes:

  • § Protection of endemic plants, birds of prey and ungulates.
  • § Reducing pressures from over-grazing and illegal hunting.
  • § Wetland management focused on the conservation of threatened species.
  • § Inventorization of biologically important areas for the purpose of creating new and expansion of existing Protected Areas, taking into account ecosystems changes due to climate change.
  • § Technical support for PAs, preparation and implementation of Protected Area Management Plans, involvement of local communities in PA management and development of alternative environmentally sustainable forms of nature management in ecological corridors and buffer zones.
  • § Conducting trainings on adaptation to climate change in local communities and in Protected Areas.
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CLOSEDJan 15, 2021Deadline
Up to $20,000Amount
12-24 Months Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasEnvironment

Non-governmental and non-commercial civil society organizations, registered community groups and citizen cooperatives, and private universities may apply for funding. It is possible for commercial organizations, such as farms and to apply for funding by special consideration. Individuals must work with civil society organizations rather than apply directly.

International organizations are encouraged to involve local organizations or communities as project partners and/or explain how local stakeholders will be engaged as part of project implementation.

Organizations must have their own bank account and be authorized under relevant national laws to receive charitable contributions. Groups without a USD bank account may partner with other organizations that do have a USD bank account.

Application Directions

Applicants must submit their completed proposal and budget by the deadline via electronicmail to:Tatyana Reznikova, Small-Grants Manager,
Please copy:Begench Atamuradov, Turkmenistan Country Coordinator, fortkmngos@inbox.ruin your message.


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