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04, Jul, 2011

Save Our Species (SOS)


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Dear IUCN Members,

SOS - Save our Species: New call for proposals open!

The first call for proposals for Save Our Species (SOS) is now open!

IUCN Members are welcome to apply for an SOS grant for one of the 3 SOS Strategic Directions:

i) Threatened Asian and African mammals
ii) Threatened amphibians
iii) Critically Endangered birds

Save Our Species (SOS) is a global initiative to support threatened species and their habitats and was founded by IUCN, together with The Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the World Bank.

The initiative was successfully launched during the CBD COP-10 conference in Nagoya, Japan in October 2010. IUCN manages the initiative using the findings of the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ and the expertise of its thousands of experts around the world including the Species Survival Commission (SSC)

SOS Strategic Directions for grants are based on the conservation status of species contained in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Save Our Species provides grants for conservation action on the ground, focusing on specific threatened species and their habitats. 5 such pilot projects are currently being carried out in the field, covering more than 40 species. Please refer to this web page for more information on these.


Save Our Species aims to be funded with private sector support. Nokia, the world’s leading mobile phone supplier and telecom networks provider, is the first company to join the initiative.

To apply for an SOS grant, please click here

For more information on SOS, please watch our video and visit our website