Van Tienhoven

The Van Tienhoven Foundation makes small grants available for the protection of threatened species and key ecosystems across the globe

Application round 2024 closed

Application round 2024 is closed. We aim to inform applicants of the 2024 application round before 1 May 2024 if their project has been shortlisted.

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We counter human-induced causes of threats to species and ecosystems. By supporting practical and hands-on solutions with maximum protection impact. Owned or widely supported by local stakeholders to generate sustainable change.

Species protection

Conservation of two critically endangered Angelshark species in the newly created Marine Protected Area of Grand-Béréby (southwestern Ivory Coast)

Through marine biodiversity surveys and data collection at fishery landing sites preceding the creation of the Grand-Béréby Marine Protected Area (MPA), at least 18 species of elasmobranchs have been inventoried by ONG CEM. These include two species of Angelsharks (Squatina aculeata and Squatina oculate) classified as critically endangered in the IUCN Red List, which are […]

Community managed nature protection

Conserving the Critically Endangered Javan Blue Flycatcher and habitats in the Menoreh landscape through improving economic livelihoods for local communities

Java blue catcher has been recently listed to Critically-endangered since it split from the wider range distribution species Hill-blue Flycatcher. The population is known to be small in range distribution in Java-island. One of the few remaining populations is in the Menoreh landscape where 78.57% is covered by agroforestry. this area is part of the […]

Species protection

Endangered Species on the Menu: Urban Demand for Wild Meat in Madagascar

Hunting is among the greatest threats to nonhuman primates worldwide. Madagascar is a primate mega-diversity country, and lemurs are one of the most threatened groups of vertebrates globally, yet there persists a lack of information on the urban demand for, and trade of, lemurs across Madagascar’s city centers.   Thanks, in part, to the Van […]

Community managed nature protection

Non-lethal strategies to mitigate human-felid conflict in a biodiversity hotspot (Magdalena Valley, Colombia)

The jaguar and the puma are the largest felids of the Neotropical region, having the important ecological role of top predators. Unfortunately, this same role has resulted in the emergence of conflict between these cats and humans when the former attack and eat rancher’s livestock. Human-felid conflict is widespread through the Magdalena River Valley of […]

Community managed nature protection

Functionally Important of the Wrinkle-Lipped Free-Tailed Bat (Chaerephon plicatus) in Pest Control and its Guano Benefit for Local Community Livelihood in Cambodia

The wrinkle-lipped free-tailed bat (Chaerephon plicatus) is an insectivorous bat species that can form large colonies of thousands of bats and typically roost in caves. About 7 1arge colonies of C. plicatus inhabiting limestone caves in Cambodia that may represent 97% of national population. They are believed to play role in pest suppression that delivered […]

Species protection

Conservation actions to protect Magnolia urraoensis, the tree of peace in Colombia

Our project is dedicated to conserving Magnolia urraoensis, a globally endangered species in Colombia. The species faces numerous challenges, including fragmented forests, limited distribution, and low population density. To address these issues, we have initiated a comprehensive recovery strategy that actively involves local communities.   The project encompasses several key objectives. First, we aim to […]

Building the sustainable wetland conservation and capacity of local communities through the “Gun Galuut Nature Conservation Center” in Central Mongolia

The aim of this project to build and develop sustainable wetland conservation through the Gun Galuut Nature Conservation Center (GGNCC) and the protection of the White-naped Crane as an umbrella species based on scientific monitoring surveys and capacity building of local communities.   The GGNCC is a research and educational & information center of the […]

Ange Imanishimwe


“We wish to tell you that you were very helpful in supporting BIOCOOP to get grants from your good Foundation and without your support a number of indigenous tree species and animals in Nyungwe National Park could not be healthy! But now more than 35 hectares were restored and biodiversity conservation was taught to many folks in Rwanda.”

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