23 Sep 2020

Call for proposals: coastal areas and freshwater biodiversity

On behalf of the Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund, BirdLife announces a new large grant Call for Letters of Inquiry for projects focused on the protection and management of coastal areas and freshwater biodiversity in Libya, Morocco and Tunisia.

Tunisia © El Goulli Mohamed
Tunisia © El Goulli Mohamed
By Maaike Manten

(Français disponible ci-dessous)

Call for Letters of Inquiry for Large Grants

Eligible Countries: Morocco, Tunisia, Libya
Opening Date: Wednesday, 23 September 2020
Closing Date: Friday, 30 October 2020
Strategic Direction: SD1, “Coastal Areas” and SD2, " Freshwater Biodiversity"
Grant Size: US$20,000 to US$250,000

Read the detailed instructions, criteria and restrictions in the call for letters of inquiry, available below. Submit your proposal through the ConservationGrants electronic portal by the closing date. If you do not have a ConservationGrants account, you will need to create a new account. If you encounter any technical difficulties with ConservationGrants, please email conservationgrants@conservation.org

More Information

Call for Letters of Inquiry 
English (PDF – 167 KB) 
French (PDF – 170 KB) 

Ecosystem Profile
English (PDF - 16 MB)

Ecosystem Profile Summary
English (PDF - 2.2 MB)
French (PDF - 2.9 MB)

Additional Resources 

Appel à Lettres d’intention pour des Grandes Subventions

Pays Eligibles : Maroc, Tunisie, Libye
Date d’ouverture : Mercredi 23 septembre 2020
Date de clôture : Vendredi 30 octobre 2020
Direction Stratégique : DS1, « Zones côtières », DS2 "Biodiversité d'Eau Douce"
Budget des Subventions : de 20 000 US$ à 250 000 US$

Veuillez lire les instructions détaillées, les critères et les restrictions dans le document d’appel à lettre d’intentions, disponible ci-dessous. Veuilles soumettre vos propositions via le portail électronique ConservationGrants avant la date-butoir. Si vous n’avez pas de compte ConservationGrant, vous aurez besoin de créer un nouveau compte. Si vous rencontrez des difficultés techniques relative au portail ConservationGrants, contactez-nous à l’adresse conservationgrants@conservation.org

Plus d'information

Texte de l’Appel à Lettres d’Intention 
Français (PDF – 170 KB) 
English (PDF – 167 KB) 

Profil d’Ecosystème
English (PDF – 16 MB)

Résumé Technique du Profil d’Ecosystème
Français (PDF – 2.9 MB)
English (PDF – 2.2 MB)


The Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund (CEPF) is a joint initiative of l’Agence Française de Développement, Conservation International, the European Union, the Global Environment Facility, the Government of Japan, and the World Bank. Additional small grant funding to the Balkans sub-region has been provided by the MAVA Foundation. A fundamental goal is to ensure civil society is engaged in biodiversity conservation.
CEPF is more than just a funding provider
A dedicated Regional Implementation Team (RIT) (expert officers on the ground) guide funding to the most important areas and to even the smallest of organisations; building civil society capacities, improving conservation outcomes, strengthening networks and sharing best practices. In the Mediterranean Basin Biodiversity Hotspot, the RIT is entrusted to BirdLife International and its Partners: LPO (BirdLife France), DOPPS (BirdLife Slovenia) and BPSSS (BirdLife Serbia).
Find out more at www.birdlife.org/cepf-med