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Community-nominated priority places for species at risk | Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC):


$500,000 per recipient per fiscal year of the funding agreement.


Community-Nominated Priority Places (CNPP) for Species at Risk is part of Canada’s Nature Fund. CNPP will support multi-partner initiatives in priority places where there are opportunities to protect and recover species at risk and their habitat through multi-species and ecosystem-based conservation action.

Eligible Applicants

Eligible recipients include:

  • domestic or international not-for-profit organizations, such as charitable and volunteer organizations, professional associations, and non-governmental organizations
  • domestic or international Indigenous organizations, governments, individuals, boards, commissions, communities, associations and authorities, including
  • Indigenous not-for-profit organizations
  • district councils, Chiefs councils and Tribal councils
  • Indigenous research, academic and educational institutions; Indigenous for-profit organizations
  • domestic or international research, academic and educational institutions
  • Canadian individuals
  • domestic or international for-profit organizations, such as small businesses with less than 500 employees, companies, corporations, and industry associations
  • local organizations such as community associations and groups, seniors’ and youth groups, and service clubs; municipal and local governments and their agencies

Eligible Expenses

Eligible Projects:

In general, activities that could be implemented in an identified priority place could include the following:

  • cooperative multi-species, ecosystem/area-based action planning
  • develop goals, objectives, strategies, and project monitoring and implementation plans for selected conservation targets
  • activities could include data collection including Indigenous Knowledge, mapping, governance-building, stakeholder engagement, capacity building for the use of adaptive management tools
  • implementation of planned actions
  • implement on the ground recovery and protection actions (e.g. species management and restoration, species and habitat protection, habitat improvement, threat reduction)
  • monitoring, analysis and evaluation
  • gather and analyze project monitoring data and update monitoring plan (e.g. Are threats reduced? Are strategies effective?); adapt actions as needed

Deadline Date

  The application submission period for projects commencing in 2021-22 is now closed.
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