Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) Programme of Existence


Updated: 05 Apr, 2023

Funding type


Project size funding

US$ 5.001 - 20.000, US$ 20.001 - 50.000, US$ 50.001 - 150.000, US$ 150.001 - 300.000, US$ 300.001 - 500.000, US$ 500.001 - 2.000.000

Target region/countries

Africa, Asia, Low-income economies, South America

Eligible Organisations for funding

Individual, Non-profit or Civil Society Organization (NGO)


Wildlife / Endangered Species

Biodiversity Categories

Biodiversity awareness and knowledge, Protected Areas and other conservation measures, Restoration

Sector Tags

Environmental Protection and Conservation, Science and Research

Funding Criteria

EDGE Protected and Conserved Fund
- protection of EDGE Species (see website for updates), including establishing protected areas
Focus on creating or expanding protected and conserved areas for EDGE species – species that are evolutionarily distinct and at the highest risk of extinction – across the tropics and subtropics

EDGE Fellowship
- early career (<10 years paid experience) conservation biologists or wildlife managers
- requested to conduct research on specific conservation question and provide a Status Review for a species

Application process

EDGE Protected and Conserved Area Fund
Application on rolling basis (Rapid Feasibility Awards) / Call for application (Full Awards)

EDGE Fellowship
Call for application (yearly)

Application language


Additional information

EDGE Protected and Conserved Fund in partnership with Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust, On The Edge Conservation, Re:wild, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Synchronicity Earth and the Zoological Society of London