The IUCN SSC Asian Species Action Partnership (ASAP) is an alliance of conservation organisations with the collective aim of focusing urgent conservation attention on the species most at risk of extinction in Southeast Asia.
ASAP was formed in recognition of the need to mobilise resources to minimise the number of species extinctions. It is a species-specific emergency call to create conservation action where it is urgently needed.
It recognises that Southeast Asia is a critical region that without more serious conservation intervention and immediate action, is likely to see the demise of much of its unique biodiversity.
The Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund is a philanthropic endowment established to do the following:
- Provide targeted grants to individual species conservation initiatives
- Recognize leaders in the field of species conservation; and
- Elevate the importance of species in the broader conservation debate.
The Fund’s reach is truly global, and its species interest is non-discriminatory. It is open to applications for funding support from conservationists based in all parts of the world, and will potentially support projects focused on any and all kinds of plant, animal and fungus species, subject to the approval of an independent evaluation committee.