The goal of the EAF is to fund third parties (semi-state governmental organisations e.g. National Parks, and non-governmental organisations) to buy or lease important natural sites, or purchase concessions, as a means of securing biodiversity and landscape protection in order to contribute to the Pan European Ecological Network. Annual Reports
Type of project
The projects which are supported are those which:
The actions to be undertaken must:
Therefore, in order to qualify for support, land purchased with the support of the EAF must become inalienable and receive maximal protection, including the implementation of a management plan, executed in co-operation with the local organisation and one of the EAF Partners.
Please note: Since 2005 the fund is not any more able to support projects in countries where land purchase/lease is not possible and projects meant for land management.
How will the projects be selected ?
The following criteria will be considered:
Time restrictions for actions
The proposed action should, normally, be completed within one year after which a full report is required.
Priority habitats and sites
Actions are limited to the most vital and threatened habitats of the European Ecological Network. Wetland, coastal and species rich grassland habitats are given the highest priority. Other habitats, which are key corridors or stepping stones in the Network, are also considered.
Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Byelorussia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia, FYR Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey, and Ukraine.
PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE SUPPORTED BY A LETTER OF SUPPORT FROM REGIONAL OR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT.
EAF Board herewith informs you, with great regret, about financial malpractice of the Romanian non-profit environmental association The Ecologist Youth of Romania (TER) and its president Mr. Bogdan Paranici. EAF gave in year 2002 a grant to TER for the implementation of a project on land purchase and urgent management measures for the preservation of grassland biodiversity in the area of Dornelor-Tihuta, Eastern Carpathians. An advance payment of 45.600,- euro was transferred to TER in April 2003. The project has not been implemented and all efforts of the EAF to get the money back have been without result.