Funding

Funding for the project comes from the following sources:



GBP 241 000 between April 2010 and December 2012 from the UK government’s (Defra) Darwin Initiative


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EUR 750 000 in 2010 for three years from the Agence française de développement (French Development Agency)


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USD 40 000 from the Global Environment Facility to fund habitat mapping and species distribution modelling as part of the Comorian government’s Programme of Work on Protected Areas


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GBP 5000 in 2010 for research into the Anjouan scops owl from BirdLife International as part of its Preventing Extinctions Intitiative


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Support through providing mapping software and satellite images


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Airbus UK has supported the project through a corporate partnership with the Bristol, Clifton and the West of England Zoological Society


As well as being project partners, BCSF and Durrell both provide core funds to the project, and the Comorian government provides support in kind through providing office space in Mutsamudu.