The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) for the Cerrado hotspot and the Brazilian International Institute of Education (IEB) launch the Third Call for Letters of Intent (CDI) targeted at innovative and relevant conservation projects. Interested parties can apply until December 12, 2018.
This call is open to community groups and associations, non-governmental organizations, private companies, universities (foundations), research institutes and other civil society organizations.
Letters of intent must be formulated for Small Projects (up to US$ 50,000) and Large Projects (above US$ 50,000 and maximum US$ 200,000).
Proposals for the invitation to bid must address only the following Investment Priorities:
● Investment Priority 2.1 - Support studies and analyzes needed to justify the creation and expansion of public protected areas, promoting the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity and the enhancement of local and traditional culture.
● Investment Priority 2.2 - Promote the inclusion of indigenous peoples, quilombolas and existing traditional populations, while respecting and integrating their traditional knowledge, for conservation / restoration planning by government and civil society.
● Investment Priority 6.2 - Develop and strengthen the technical and management capacities of civil society organizations in environmental matters, conservation strategy and planning, policy dialogue, resource mobilization, in accordance with regulations and other topics relevant to investment priorities.
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The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund is a joint initiative of the French Development Agency, Conservation International, the European Union, Global Environmental Management, the Government of Japan, the MacArthur Foundation and the World Bank. A key goal is to ensure that civil society is involved in biodiversity conservation.