Delegation of the European Union to Sudan

European Union launches a call for proposals to support protection of African wild life

11/04/2017 - 14:50
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The Delegation of the European Union to Sudan announced the launching of call for proposals to

support the protection of African Wildlife and specifically focussing on conservation of Africa's large

carnivores.

Protecting lions, cheetahs and other iconic African species by helping local communities coexist with

these predators is the goal of a new 12 million euro programme, funded by the European Commission,

to be managed by IUCN’s SOS - Save Our Species initiative.

The new programme will enable coordinated conservation action by financing a portfolio of

conservation projects undertaken by civil society organisations across the continent. It will address

human-wildlife conflict, which is at the root of much of the decline, by generating alternative

livelihoods for local communities. It will also contribute to ensuring the long-term survival of smaller

carnivores and prey species such as various antelope species by empowering civil society organisations

which will work with relevant authorities and involve local communities in finding solutions to prevent

their extinction.

You can find the announcement of the initiative on the dedicated IUCN website:

http://saveourspecies.org/news/new-iucn-programme-help-carnivores-and-hu...

Khartoum 11 April 2017

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