SUBMIT A PROJECT
SUBMIT A PROJECT
SUBMIT A PROJECT
We are currently accepting project proposals. Detailed instructions are gathered in the document “Instructions for applicants” prepared for this call for proposals and that can be found on this page. This document lists eligibility criteria and describes the submission process.
Project proposals must focus on in-situ conservation of globally threatened trees and must be submitted using three template forms (project proposal, budget and logical framework) that can be downloaded from this page. Incomplete proposals will not be reviewed.
Proposals can be submitted in French or English. Forms and instructions are available in both languages. For sending proposals please use the form below.
The deadline for submission is midnight CET on November 25th, 2020.
Projects will be reviewed first by the Secretariat of the Foundation and then by its Expert Committee who will provide recommendations to the Board by the end of March 2021. The Board will take a final decision in April 2021. The projects will therefore not be able to start before May or June 2021.
For each call for proposals, the following eligibility criteria must be respected:
Only projects aiming at improving the conservation status of globally threatened tree species listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened species are eligible. Threatened species include those listed as Vulnerable (VU), Endangered (EN) or Critically Endangered (CR). Therefore, applicants must check the status of their target species at www.iucnredlist.org to ensure that their project is eligible. If a species is considered as threatened but the assessment is not yet published on the Red List website, detailed additional information justifying a VU, EN or CR status must be provided. Priority will be given to projects targeting CR and EN species. Projects targeting VU species will be accepted when immediate investments will be necessary to stop a rapid decline.
We define trees as plant species presenting a single trunk at least 2 meter high.
Threatened tree species must be the main target species of the projects but projects proposing a positive impact on other threatened species and associated habitats will be favoured (collateral benefits). The Foundation will favour projects of global relevance (globally threatened species) versus projects protecting species locally or regionally threatened.
In case the status of the species on the IUCN Red List is outdated or needs to be updated, the target species should be reassessed in collaboration with the team at Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) in charge of the Global Tree Assessment.
Projects must implement concrete on-the-ground conservation actions. Projects can span over a period of up to 3 years.
The necessary information must be provided to answer the following questions:
The Foundation would like to ensure that funded projects are implemented in good coordination with activities funded by others and implemented in the same area. To that effect, the Foundation will maintain direct links with other donors ; proposals must indicate sources of co-funding (donors and amounts). Results of past activities must be mentioned in the proposal. In addition, the foundation’s website should be consulted by project leaders in order to identify possible synergies with existing projects targeting similar species, countries or ecosystem types. A clear articulation with ongoing efforts supported by the Foundation is requested.
Beneficiaries must ensure that they have all legal authorisations to work in the proposed project area. Projects including a partnership with local or national organisations will be favoured.
A link to the relevant IUCN Species Survival Commission Specialist Groups is desired (see list at the Plants & Fungi SSC group web page).
The conservation of endangered trees requires specific skills and techniques to which it is desirable to refer. The Foundation strongly recommends using available sources of information and practical advice such as those found in many languages on the websites of the Global Trees Campaign, the Society for Ecological Restoration or IUCN (Guidelines for Species Conservation Planning, the Red List process; Guidelines for invasive species planning and management on islands) .
These resources should help you address key issues for your project, for example, how to collect seeds, how to store them and prepare them for germination, how to design and manage a nursery, how to reintroduce threatened trees into the wild, how to develop a monitoring plan for threatened tree species, etc…