Promoting the long-term conservation of gorillas and chimpanzees in key landscapes in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Nigeria-Cameroon transboundary region

Funding Agency:
US Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s (Service) mission is to work with others to conserve, protect and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The International Affairs Program delivers on this mission through its financial and technical assistance programs by supporting strategic projects that deliver measurable conservation results for priority species and their habitats around the world.

The goal of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s African Great Ape Program is to ensure the long-term conservation of African great ape populations in the wild. We do this through financial and technical assistance to support effectively implemented site-based ape conservation projects, strengthen the evidence base for ape conservation, and further develop ape conservation capacity in African ape range states.

Deadline: Oct. 4, 2023

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Areas of Interest

This Notice of Funding Opportunity targets four African great ape taxa: (a) Cross River gorillas (Gorilla gorilla diehli), (b) Nigeria-Cameroon chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes ellioti), (c) Grauer’s gorillas (Gorilla beringei graueri), and (c) eastern chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes schweinfurthii). Applications should address one of the two following focus areas:

1. Promoting the long-term conservation of Cross River gorillas and Nigeria-Cameron chimpanzees in their transboundary landscape.

2. Securing habitat to promote the long-term conservation of Grauer’s gorillas and eastern chimpanzees in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants may be multi-national secretariats, U.S. and foreign non-profits, non-governmental organizations, community and Indigenous organizations, and U.S. and foreign public and private institutions of higher education.

Amount Description

Maximum Award $1,500,000

Minimum Award $1,000,000

Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
International Opportunities

External Deadline

October 4, 2023