Monday, 9 January 2012

African Bird Club awards reach £100,000

The African Bird Club Conservation Fund has reached a new milestone having awarded a total of £100,000 to bird study projects since it was launched in 1996.

In that time, ABC has assisted over 120 applicants in over 30 African countries. These have ranged from bird and habitat surveys, to educational and promotional materials for use with community projects. Assistance has also been given to expeditions poorly-known areas in Africa. Usually the grants are around £750-£1500 and are often awarded to applicants whose criteria do not match those of larger funds who work with larger projects. Applicants should normally be resident in Africa, but consideration will be given where the applicant is not in Africa, but involving colleagues who are.

The Club is particularly grateful to a number of individual members who have offered to finance specific projects that it has selected for support. This is a hugely valuable source of assistance and allows the Club to help a larger number of groups than would otherwise have been possible.

Full details of the ABC Conservation Fund can be found here:

Applications should be made by 28 February, 30 June or 31 October with a lead time of at least six months.

If you would like to help the Conservation Fund or apply for project support please get in touch. Email:

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