Applications are sought for project funding that will assist the Agreement on the Conservation of Albatrosses and Petrels (ACAP) meet its objective of achieving and maintaining a favourable conservation status for albatrosses and petrels. Total funding of approximately AUD 120 000 is available for allocation.
Applications must be submitted on an ACAP Small Grants Application Form, also available from this website via the home page. When assessing project applications, preference will be given to projects that address elements of the Advisory Committee Work Programme (see Annex 4, AC10 Report) and any research priorities identified by the AC Working Groups (see AC10 Docs 11 Rev 1, 12 and 13 Rev 1). Innovative proposals making a substantive contribution to the Agreement’s objective will also be considered.
Applicants are encouraged to contact the relevant Working Group Convenors or the Advisory Committee Chair (click here to access names) to discuss the development and relevance of their application to ensure it addresses the requirements of the AC Work Programme.
Applications opened on 15 December 2017 and will close on 23 February 2018.
As agreed by AC10, applications will only be accepted from ACAP Parties. Completed applications (in any of the three Agreement languages – English, French or Spanish) are to be submitted to relevant ACAP National Contact Points, who will then forward them to the ACAP Secretariat by the 23 February deadline.
Applicants will be advised of the outcome of their applications by 15 June 2018.
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Southern Royal Albatross pair on Enderby Island, Auckland Islands; photograph by Barry Baker
ACAP Secretariat, 18 December 2017