This section features five SOS Pilot Projects that were awarded in 2010 and that have now been completed. These grants supported conservation activities for more than 50 species at 35 different sites. Please note that some of the conservation activities listed under the individual projects featured in this section are no longer eligible for funding under SOS.


This SOS - Save Our Species project, implemented by Conservation International (CI), focused on protecting and managing three key areas (Morningside in Sri Lanka, Mount Tompotika in Indonesia, and Chocó in Colombia) identified as global priorities for urgent conservation action on account of threat and irreplaceability.


Project results include the discovery of 2 new frog species, the establishment of a new protected area including an incredible variety of species and the establishment of ecotourism activities as an alternative livelihood for local communities. 


Learn more about the project here


The Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) is a partnership of four organisations (Fauna & Flora International, BirdLife International, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society) working to promote the development of future biodiversity conservation leaders by providing a range of awards, training and mentoring support via an active international network of practitioners.


SOS funded eight individual CLP projects protecting amphibians, birds and mammals such as the Ganges River Dolphin.

Learn more about the SOS-funded CLP projects here

Edge of Existence Programme

The EDGE of Existence programme of the Zoological Society of London highlights and conserves one-of–a-kind species that are on the verge of extinction. SOS funds 4 conservation programmes focusing on Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally Endangered (EDGE) mammal and amphibian species including the Pygmy Hippo, Wild Camel, Chinese Giant Salamander and Sagalla Caecilian.


Learn more about the SOS-funded EDGE projects here


The Preventing Extinctions Programme (PEP) of BirdLife International aims to prevent bird extinctions and focuses on the protection of 189 birds classified on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Critically Endangered.


SOS supported twenty BirdLife PEP projects across four continents.

Learn more about the SOS-funded PEP projects here

Ural Saiga Antelope Project

This SOS - Save Our Species project, implemented by the Saiga Conservation Alliance (SCA), attempted to turn recent setbacks for this species into a mobilization of public support for Saiga conservation by acting fast while Saigas are at the forefront of people's concerns.


Learn more about the SOS-funded project here

  • New toad species, SOS, CI
    New toad species found
  • Vultures, CLP, SOS
  • River Dolphin, CLP, SOS, Bangladesh
    River Dolphin
  • Pygmy Hippo, EDGE, ZSL
    Pygmy Hippo
  • SOS
    young spoon-billed sandpiper
  • Saiga Antelope, Saiga Conservation Alliance, SOS
    Saiga Antelope
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