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Anglo American Species Conservation Grant (Brazil, Chile, and Peru)

Anglo American Species Conservation Grant (Brazil, Chile, and Peru)

Deadline: 5 June 2020

Anglo American is seeking to support the conservation of threatened and endemic species and habitat types in line with its Sustainable Mining Plan. Anglo American is inviting suitably qualified Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) or academic institutions to submit Expressions of Interest in this regard.

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Anglo American supports the future of sustainable mining and starting now they are addressing critical challenges of safety, productivity, and the way they use land, energy, and water. As global population grows, this leads to a greater demand for minerals and metals, core components of products and services that are essential to human progress.

Anglo American’s mining activities have footprints and frequently require development of associated infrastructure, which have both direct and indirect impacts on the natural environment. These impacts include habitat loss and impacts on the behaviour and ecology of species. Biodiversity underpins ecosystem services, on which people and Anglo American depend. Failure to manage and support biodiversity can therefore create risks to Anglo American from both an operational perspective, but also from loss of reputation, trust and social acceptability.

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Funding Information

Anglo American expects to award between one and three grants from a total budget of US$500,000. Projects should commence in the last quarter of 2020.
An award ceiling of US$500,000 will be made. Note that this may be allocated over more than one grant.
Projects can vary in length but the maximum value of the grant may not exceed US$500,000. Projects should expect to start in the last quarter of 2020.
The Anglo American Species Conservation Grant does not fund projects that are:

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Capital in nature, i.e. building infrastructure. Where project vehicles are required, this should be well motivated.
From for-profit organizations.
Of a political or religious nature. (NB developmental initiatives by faith-based organizations would be eligible).
Purely for academic research and do not have clear conservation outcomes. Attending workshops or conferences will also not be considered.
Sponsorships for events and/or functions.
Direct donations or grants to individuals.
Student fees.
Eligibility Criteria

Applications are invited from NGOs and academic institutions that:

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Have a solid track record of delivering similar projects
Have been in existence for a period of at least 3 years.
Are a legally registered charitable entity in the country of operation and/or implementation
Eligible Projects

Through this grant, Anglo American is looking for projects that:

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Address the conservation of species (vertebrates and/or plants) listed as Critically Endangered (CR), Endangered (EN); Vulnerable (VU) or Data Deficient (DD) in terms of the IUCN Red List (Global status is preferred but not essential).
The work must advance scientific knowledge and contribute to long-term conservation benefits and/or processes.
Projects must be located in Brazil, Chile, or Peru and have a link to the Anglo American operations in those countries.
Projects can span multiple years but should not exceed US $500,000. (Note that more than one grant may be issued).

Organizations must submit the following:

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Organizational registration certificate
Audited financial statement from previous financial year
CVs of key staff (max 2 pages each)
Tax clearance certificate
A letter from key project partner(s) confirming their participation.
Expressions of Interest should be submitted on the official template. Ideally, they should be completed in English but alternatively Spanish or Portuguese will be acceptable.
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