UK mammals grants
A review has recently taken place of the PTES UK mammal grant policy. There are now three broad themes under which there are a variety of research questions to be addressed which will help to inform and direct future conservation work on the UK’s priority mammal species. These research questions reflect priorities identified by the various species expert groups and other published targets.
Grant proposals that address any of these questions are likely to be given priority although proposals addressing other pressing conservation issues will continue to be considered. Funds for work carrying out practical habitat work will only be granted as part of a wider project.
Priority research themes:
1. Monitoring mammals – better methods for estimating distribution and abundance – more sensitive methods for assessing population change
2. Habitats for mammals – assessing habitat suitability and connectivity – improving and restoring habitats – habitat management – habitat fragmentation, modification and loss
3. Human impacts and mitigation – climate change – habitat fragmentation, modification and loss – impact of introduced mammals and diseases – roads and other infrastructure – toxic chemicals and pollution
Applications are welcomed from voluntary conservation organisations, scientific researchers, individuals and consortia for financial support for work that relates to the conservation of mammals in the British Isles and Eire. Acceptable fields of work for funding include scientific research, practical habitat management work, reintroduction and monitoring programmes and educational projects. Take a look at the current and past projects in the left hand menu.
Individual awards are unlikely to be more than £30,000 or less than £250. To date, the average amount granted per project has been about £9,000.
Applications are considered by an advisory group in December and funding decisions are confirmed by the trustees in January. The 2012 deadline has passed and new applications will be considered in December 2013 (date tbc). All applications will be acknowledged within two weeks of being received.
PTES is not considering any further applications for funds on beaver work in the UK until the Scottish beaver trial has finished.
- Apply online now – you can start your application, save information and return at a later date until you press the submit button.
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mammal projects database
The Mammal Society have created an online database for current projects in mammalogy. Here you can list your project, or view those that need volunteers.