Call for Tender - reducing the ecological footprint of ECCB 2012
We call for project proposals that meet our objective to contribute as much as possible to both biodiversity conservation and climate protection. The deadline for submission of proposals is
30th July 2012.
Projects implemented in Europe that make a relevant contribution to biodiversity conservation and climate protection (e.g. peat bog regeneration, reforestation in previously forested regions, conservation of natural succession, deforestation avoidance) are eligible. Funding will be granted for one or several existing projects or new initiatives that can demonstrate a significant impact. The project shall be carried out by a registered non-governmental or governmental organization.
The amount allocated from conference revenues to selected projects will be 10.000 €. Projects submitted should include a description of activities, targets, involvement of public bodies and a detailed description of the expected budget.
Selection will be based on technical and scientific approaches, allocation of resources, including budget, with emphasis on demonstrated experience in the field of work specified. Demonstration sites with larger areas to be restored and planted will be preferred. In-kind or direct financial contribution towards the achievements of the outcomes would be considered an advantage.
Each proposal will be reviewed according to the following criteria:
o General description, justification of the project idea
o Expected impacts in terms of conservation and reduction of greenhouse gas
emissions, technical feasibility and quality
o Institutional context, experience
o Sustainability aspects
o Financial components, budget
The Europe Section of the Society for Conservation Biology invites interested parties to submit a full proposal of no more than 4 pages via E-mail with the reference “Tender for the ECCB2012 footprint project”.
Note that full proposals must be written in English only and addressed to:
The President of the Europe Section of the Society for Conservation Biology
via the Congress Secretariat: ECCB2012@meetingmakers.co.uk
Professor Pierre L. Ibisch
Chair, Policy Committee
Society for Conservation Biology Europe Section