Save Our Species Grants

Threatened Species Grants » Rapid Action Grants

SOS - Save Our Species is intended to be a long-term global program to improve the conservation status of globally threatened species and their critical habitats.

SOS is a partnership founded by the World Bank, the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and IUCN, International Union for Conservation of Nature.

IUCN, in its role of host of the SOS Secretariat, invites funding proposals from nongovernmental organisations, community groups, and other civil society organisations.

Projects must be based in World Bank Client Countries.


SOS supports species conservation through two types of grants:

Threatened Species Grants:

Threatened Species Grants will be awarded to projects of 12 to 24 months in length addressing threats to threatened species listed in the current SOS Strategic Directions and having a high chance of generating rapid positive impact.

Threatened Species grants require the provision of co-funding from the applicant.

Current Strategic Directions are: Critically Endangered Birds, Threatened Amphibians and Threatened Asian and African Mammals.

Rapid Action Grants:

Rapid Action Grants will be awarded to support a special class of projects aimed at addressing urgent and imminent threats that require targeted specific action, with high chance of generating rapid positive results.

Rapid Action Grants do not require co-funding from the applicant and do not need to target species currently listed in the SOS Strategic Directions as long as their targeted species are threatened according to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Application Deadline; August 12.

For More Information and Application, Please Visit;Save Our Species Grants Website

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