In October 2021 Biodiversa+ has launched its BiodivProtect call on “Supporting the protection of biodiversity and ecosystems across land and sea”.
The call funds 3-year transnational research projects, and was co-funded by the European Commission. It addressed the following three (non-exclusive) themes:
- Knowledge for identifying priority conservation areas, establishing effective and resilient ecological networks, enhancing species-based protection and preserving genetic diversity
- Multiple benefits and costs of biodiversity and ecosystem protection: synergies and trade-offs
- Effective management and equitable governance to deliver bold conservation outcome
In total, 209 eligible pre-proposals and 106 full proposals were received and evaluated by an independent Evaluation Committee. Following the ranking established by the independent Evaluation Committee, 36 research projects were funded, representing a total funding amount of over 44 Mio€ (including funding from the European Commission).
The 36 selected projects are academically excellent projects, mobilising a wide range of disciplines, engaging many relevant stakeholders, and addressing various pressing scientific and societal issues.
Discover the list of projects funded under the BiodivProtect call!