Restricted Countries

While the Trustees strive to fund projects in every country that meets the Foundation's funding criteria, it is occasionally necessary to restrict support in a particular country.

Currently, restrictions are in place for the following countries:


We deeply regret that due to circumstances beyond our control we are currently unable to accept any applications from Iran.


Applications will only be considered if they fulfil the following criteria:

  • They are from those who have graduated with a BSc degree in the past three years or from MSc/PhD students or those who have graduated from such studies in the past three years.
  • As per the Instructions for Applicants, this funding would be for fieldwork elements only.
  • Projects must also have direct conservation benefit to threatened habitats or species.
Any application that does NOT meet these criteria will be automatically rejected.