A call for applications for the 2013-2014 cycle of the CMS Small Grant Programme was issued by the CMS Secretariat in early September 2013. By the deadline for the submission of proposals (30 November 2013), the Secretariat had received a total of 47 applications.  Of these, 37 were considerd eligible and sent for assessment to internal and external reviewers. Out of these 37 projects, the following four were eventually selected for funding:

-          “Les requins migrateurs des côtes tunisiennes : pêche accessoire, éco-biologie, habitats critiques”, Institut National des Sciences et Technologies de la Mer, Tunisia

-          “Understanding connectivity between African foraging grounds exploited by Cape Verde loggerhead rookery”, ONG Cabo Verde Natura 2000, Cabo Verde

-          “Conservation of the Cameroon dolphin population of Sousa teuszii”, Association Camérounaise de Biologie Marine (ACBM), Cameroon

-          “Safe Flyways: Monitoring Threatened Waterbirds along Central Asian Site Network”, NGO Naurzum, Kazakhstan

Coordination with other Funding Programmes

In parallel to CMS, the African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbird Agreement (AEWA) launched its Small Grants Fund (SGF) 2013 for the Conservation of Migratory Waterbirds and their Habitats: http://www.unep-aewa.org/projects/small-grants.