Friday, April 20, 2012

Grants Available for Tapir Conservation & Research - Deadline May 1st

Tapir Specialist Group Conservation Fund (TSGCF)
2012 Funding Cycle

The Tapir Specialist Group Conservation Fund (TSGCF) was established in 2003 as a vehicle to raise and contribute funds towards tapir conservation initiatives.  The organizations involved in the management of the TSGCF are the IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG), Houston Zoo Inc. in the United States, Copenhagen Zoo in Denmark, Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA) Tapir Taxon Advisory Group (TAG), and European Association of Zoos & Aquaria (EAZA) Tapir Taxon Advisory Group (TAG), which are today the key groups working on coordinating and implementing tapir research, conservation and management programs.

The TSGCF funding consists of contributions from tapir holding zoos and conservation organizations, as well as personal donations from tapir supporters and enthusiasts worldwide.  Funds are collected, managed and distributed via Houston Zoo and Copenhagen Zoo.  A TSGCF Reviewing Committee reviews each application submitted and decides which projects to fund based on the merits of each proposal and significance for tapir conservation as well as implementation of Tapir Action Plans.

TSGCF Grants are RESTRICTED to projects contributing to the implementation of actions listed on the Tapir Action Plans developed during previous Population and Habitat Viability Assessment (PHVA) Workshops: Malayan Tapir Action Plan 2003, Mountain Tapir Action Plan 2004, Baird´s Tapir Action Plan 2005, and Lowland Tapir Action Plan 2007. The TSG Conservation Fund is NO LONGER RESTRICTED to members of the Tapir Specialist Group.  The Fund is now open to all tapir researchers and conservationists.

[  The proposal contributes to the implementation of actions listed on the Tapir Action Plans developed during previous Population and Habitat Viability Assessment (PHVA) Workshops. Please refer to the PHVA Reports / Species Action Plans available online on the TSG Website - - and link your proposal to specific priority GOALS and ACTIONS.  

[  The proposal is scientifically significant and sound, logistically feasible, has a high probability of success, and clearly contributes to the conservation of tapirs and their remaining habitats.

[  The proposal is cooperative in nature and may have matching funds available.

[  Funding restrictions: This fund DOES NOT support: salary, tuition fee, scholarship, conferences, courses and meetings, and operational/overhead costs for institutions.

[  ALL application materials must be submitted in English, with budgets in US$ Dollars.

[  ALL application materials must be submitted in Electronic Format. You may include photos and maps with your application as long as they have been scanned into the final document. Files must be smaller than 5MB.  The TSGCF Reviewing Committee will not receive hard copies.

[  ALL application materials must be e-mailed to Patrícia Medici, Fundraising Committee Coordinator, IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG),, before 6PM on MAY 1st, 2012.  Late or incomplete applications will NOT be considered for funding in 2012.

[  Applicants will be notified of the final decision by JUNE 1st, 2012

[  In 2012, the TSGCF will be distributing a limited number of grants of up to US$2,000

If you are interested to submit a proposal, please contact Patrícia Medici and request the TSGCF 2012 APPLICATION GUIDELINES AND FORMS
Thank you very much.
All the best,
Patrícia Medici
Chair, IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG)
TSG Fundraising Committee, TSG Conservation Fund (TSGCF)
Patrícia Medici
M.Sc. in Wildlife Ecology, Conservation and Management
Ph.D. in Biodiversity Management
Lowland Tapir Conservation Initiative, IPÊ - Instituto de Pesquisas Ecológicas (Institute for Ecological Research)
Chair, IUCN/SSC Tapir Specialist Group (TSG)

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