The Ramsar Convention Secretariat wishes to acknowledge the Nagao Natural Environment Foundation (NEF) in Japan for their generous voluntary donation to establish the Nagao Wetland Fund (NWF) which will be administered by the Ramsar Secretariat.
The NWF is intended to support Contracting Parties in the Asia-Oceania region on small-scale projects with a maximum offer of 18,000 USD per project. However, the funding is not intended to replace the need for most developing countries and countries in transition to have access to much more substantial levels of funding in order to ensure the conservation and sustainable use of their wetland resources.
The projects should be identified as a national priority by the Contracting Party in the implementation of the Convention's Strategic Plan 2016-2024.
The NWF is open for application from eligible Contracting Parties and those overseas territories in the Asia-Oceania region included in the DAC List of ODA Recipients.
Please refer to the attached for more information. All project proposals MUST be submitted using the form "Request for Funding Form" (attached), which should be endorsed by the Ramsar Administrative Authority in your country.
The deadline for all submissions is 31 December.
All correspondence to this email must be forwarded to the Assistant Advisor for Asia-Oceania Region, Ms. Rosi Waqanisau (email@example.com).
I look forward to receiving your applications and please feel free to contact Ms. Rosi Waqanisau or Dr.Lew Young (YOUNG@ramsar.org) if you have any questions. Wishing you all the best.