CMS Dugong MOU Small Grants 2023: Call for concept notes

The CMS Dugong MOU is excited to announce a new call for project concepts that aim to support community-led activities that address key threats to dugongs and seagrass.

The Memorandum of Understanding on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs and their Habitats throughout their Range of the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS Dugong MOU) aims to promote internationally coordinated actions to ensure the long-term survival of dugongs and their seagrass habitats throughout their extensive range.

This 2023 Small Grants Scheme will support projects up to the value of USD 40,000 which support community-led dugong and seagrass conservation activities through one or more of the following priority approaches:

  • Participatory research and primary data collection, including monitoring;
  • Conservation actions, management frameworks and policies;
  • Development of business models in support of coastal communities and marine conservation.

This opportunity is open to non-governmental organizations, governmental agencies and/or a small sized private sector entity in the country of project implementation. Applicants must have existing relationships with local stakeholders, including local communities.

Eligible organizations are invited to submit a concept note using the attached application form by 21 March 2023 with a view to launching the projects in May 2023.

All projects must be delivered by 30 November 2023.

Further details, including eligibility requirements and selection criteria, can be found in the guidelines below:

CMS Dugong MOU Small Grants Scheme: Guidelines 2023

CMS Dugong MOU Small Grants Scheme: Concept Note Application Form 2023

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