The IUCN NL Land Acquisition Fund provides funds for local NGOs to acquire (through purchase or lease) threatened nature, create safe reserves and connect wildlife habitats for endangered species. The IUCN NL Land Acquisition Fund is supported by the Dutch Postcode Lottery.
The general objective of a proposed project must contribute to the main objective of the Fund, which is to enable strong local conservation NGOs to secure, connect and efficiently protect habitat of Red List species.
High priority will be given to:
- Land acquisition (through purchase or lease) to secure areas hosting species listed as threatened (CR, EN or VU) on the IUCN Red List
- Acquisition of areas with a high biodiversity value, like AZE sites or IBAs;
- Land Acquisition (through purchase or lease) of areas that are important in a broad approach for securing the connectivity in a landscape (corridors, stepping stones) or to secure ecosystem services;
- Land Acquisition (through purchase or lease) involving ecosystems underrepresented in the public protected areas system.
- Special attention will be given to proposals targeting important populations of the threatened tree species as well.
- The maximum financial assistance provided by the Fund in Euro 85,000.
- Proposals can be submitted by local NGOs with:
- Experience and capacity concerning the effective management of a conservation area
- Experience and capacity in the field of project management, financial management and control
- The fund cannot grant financial assistance to:
- Projects/organisations with a focus on sustainable agricultural systems
- Government institutions
- Commercial (for profit) organisations
- Private Individuals
- Geographical range:
- Local conservation NGOs working in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Pacific are eligible for this program and are invited to submit their proposals.
- Local Participation:
- The project should seek to harmonise with the needs, views, expertise and experience of local stakeholders (men/women). The project should take into account local participation in conservation and management of the area to be acquired.
For more information, visit Land Acquisition Fund.