IUCN and CEPF are happy to invite civil society organizations to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) for large and small grant biodiversity conservation projects in the East Melanesian Islands Biodiversity Hotspot.

 Application information is attached to this email, and can also be obtained here: https://www.cepf.net/grants/open-calls-for-proposals.

 LOIs for small grant projects (US$20,000 and below) should be submitted by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  by 6pm Washington DC time on Thursday 11th April 2019.

LOIs for large grant projects (over US$20,000) should be submitted using the Conservation Grants electronic portal by the same deadline.

Late applications will not be considered.

 Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with the CEPF EMI investment strategy and to contact the East Melanesian Islands Regional Implementation Team (RIT) at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.if they have any questions or wish to discuss project ideas. 

Helen Pippard

Project Manager, CEPF Regional Implementation Team for East Melanesian Islands

Oceania Regional Office

IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)

5 Ma'afu Street, Suva, Fiji

Tel: +679 331 9084; Fax: +679 310 0128; Mobile: +679 946 7511

Skype: helenpippard

Website: www.iucn.org/oceania/www.cepf.net