The Trevor Poyser Species Conservation Fund: call for applications

The Trevor Poyser Species Conservation Fund is now open for applications, with an extended deadline until the 16th of December, 2022. The fund supports research projects that lead to clear conservation benefits for a Globally Threatened species that occur within the OSME region – the list of eligible species can be found here.

One grant will be made up to the value of £5000, and projects must meet all of the fund criteria. Applications will only be considered if they are submitted using the standard application form and are received by midnight (GMT) on the 16th of December. The successful applicant will be informed by mid-January 2023.

The Trevor Poyser Species Conservation Fund was established in 2019 and has awarded three grants to date:

  • Our first grant was awarded in 2020 to Doğa Derneği (the BirdLife partner in Turkey) for a project titled “Improving the conservation status of the biggest Egyptian Vulture Neophron percnopterus population in Turkey.”
  • In 2021, the fund supported a project on the globally Vulnerable Syrian Serin Serinus syriacus by the Association for Bird Conservation in Lebanon (ABCL).
  • Earlier this year an award was made to the Biodiversity Research and Conservation Center Community Trust (BRCC) in Kazakhstan for the “Protection of Saker Falcon and Egyptian Vulture in the Karatau Mountains, South Kazakhstan.” 

We would, especially welcome applications on a species that has yet to receive funding from the Trevor Poyser Species Conservation Fund.

If you have any questions regarding the Trevor Poyser Species Conservation Fund, then please email and

We look forward to receiving your applications.

(Photo credits: Saker Falcon by Igor Karyakin; Egyptian Vulture by Paul Sterry; Syrian Serin by Fouad Itani; Trevor Poyser by Richard Porter).

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