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ASAP launches second grant scheme: ASAP Species Conservation Grants

The IUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) has today launched a second new grant scheme dedicated to ASAP species conservation.

The ASAP Species Conservation Grants will target neglected ASAP species that lack the conservation attention they desperately need. The new scheme is in addition to the Rapid Action Fund which was launched in May. Both are dedicated to the conservation of ASAP species and are only available to ASAP Partners.

ASAP Director, Nerissa Chao, says, “There is a real and urgent need for more dedicated funding to support species on the brink of extinction in Southeast Asia. We are proud to be able to direct funding towards the species that need it most, particularly during these challenging times. With these grants, we will support our Partners to deliver essential work conserving species that are often overlooked and neglected.”

There are currently 227 ASAP species; land and freshwater vertebrate species found in Southeast Asia that are listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. This number is growing year on year, and without more focused attention and funding, we risk losing much of the unique biodiversity from the region.

The ASAP Species Conservation Grants are now open for pre-proposals, with a deadline of August 15th. Partners who are successful will then be invited to submit a full proposal.

Find out more about the ASAP Species Conservation Grants and see how to apply here. 

To become and ASAP Partner, please fill in the application form here.

 

 

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