2016 Conservation Grants
Conservation Grants of up to £1,000 per project are awarded each year for a variety of projects promoting practical conservation, research and/or wildlife education projects in the Falkland Islands.
Some examples of appropriate projects:
- Restoration/protection of native plants through planting, management or fencing;
- Restoring eroded or disturbed ground using novel or tested methods;
- Control of rodents/cats to reduce impacts on wild birds;
- Control of invasive plants (gorse, thistle etc.) where these are damaging native habitats;
- Wildlife surveys, especially for nature reserve areas or areas of wildlife importance;
- Provision of on-site tourism information and/or guidelines on Falklands wildlife including signs or leaflets for wildlife sites;
- Native plant gardens or interactive outreach projects for schools, or community groups.
Applications will be accepted until 15 August 2016. Eligibility: Applicants can only apply from within the Falkland Islands and for work to be carried out in the Islands. Projects should be completed within one year of award. Projects should aim to contribute towards <50% of the total cost - this can be payment in kind such as labour, fuel, accommodation, transport, etc.
For application forms and further information, or to discuss your projects suitability please phone: 22247 or email the FC Office.
Examples of previous funded projects:
- Post baiting checks of islands where rodent eradication had been attempted – Beaver Island LandCare.
Restoration of eroded area above albatross and penguin rookeries using tussac and blue grass at New Island: Phyl Rendell.
- Botanical survey of Mount Weddell (part of a designated Important Plant Area) at Weddell Island: Martin and Jane Beaton.
Creation of a Native Falklands Garden alongside the main entrance to the school:Falkland Islands Community School.
- Fencing to protect an IBA site and associated native vegetation at Penguin Point, Dunbar Farm: Hugues Delignières.
- Fencing materials to restore eroded ground with tussac and blue grass at Sand Point, Lorenzo Farm: Michael Clarke.
- Visitor signage and information cards for the King Penguin colony at Volunteer Point: Derek Pettersson.
Click on the link for
Guide lines and Eligibility http://www.falklandsconservation.com/our-library/annual-reviews/finish/64-application-forms/692-small-grants-scheme-conditions-and-eligibility