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People’s Trust for Endangered Species offers a variety of grants for research and conservation work here in the UK and around the world.

  • We award PTES Conservation Insight Grants to projects all around the world.  If you are based in a country other than the UK and working on a species listed by the IUCN as endangered or more threatened, please click on the Worldwide grant criteria tab below, to read our guidelines and see if you are eligible to apply. If you are working in the UK on a non-mammal species, then you may also be eligible for one of our Conservation Insight Grants. Please note that we do not fund work on bird species or general habitat management.
  • If you are working on a UK mammals project please select the UK Mammals Grants criteria tab below to read our guidelines and check the latest deadline.
  • If you would like to apply to our PTES Wildlife Conservation Internship Programme, having completed a bachelors or masters, please select the intern tab below.

NEW for 2017 – Conservation Evidence

We are delighted to announce that we have recently collaborated with the Conservation Evidence Project, a University of Cambridge initiative, to become one of their Evidence Champions. The Conservation Evidence Project (www.conservationevidence.com) summarises the scientific evidence on different conservation interventions that people have carried out, all around the world. Their work so far includes comprehensive information on the conservation of birds and bees, frogs and forests. There is also information on work relating to many other taxa and in the next few years detailed work on other taxa will be added. For some projects, there will not yet be relevant evidence on the Conservation Evidence website; we encourage you to consult other evidence if available, but this will not prejudice your application.

Crucially, this information is made freely available, so anyone can read it and see what has worked – and what hasn’t. However, some conservation groups are still not using the available science, meaning they may not be as effective as they could be in conserving nature. As an Evidence Champion, PTES is keen to fund experimental conservation work, which tests actions that are undertaken in order to prove what does and what doesn’t work.

We would like all our grantees to check the evidence for their proposed projects on the Conservation Evidence website. This will help us to fund the projects with the highest chance of success. We will also be encouraging the conservationists that we fund to test their work and publish it in Conservation Evidence’s journal, so we can be constantly improving conservation science. For examples of how to reference Conservation Evidence in your application please click here.

If you have any questions relating to whether your proposed work either has been trialed previously or whether it can be adapted to be more effective, please email nida.al-fulaij@ptes.org.

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