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Michael Otto Foundation for Environmental Protection


The Michael Otto Foundation for Environmental Protection was established in 1993 by Dr Michael Otto in order to protect and conserve the vital natural resource of water. Today, the Foundation is strategically engaged in supporting future-orientated nature conservation and sustainable development.

To achieve this it has three fields of action: the Foundation supports nature-conservation projects with a focus on water habitats; it is engaged in the education sector, and through holding a series of dialogues it helps develop strategic solutions for current environmental-policy issues.

The Foundation's stated objective is to set a clear example and to motivate further exemplary initiatives, with the goal of preserving the environment for future generations.

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When describing your project you should respond separately to each of the following question in order to meet

the funding criteria of the Michael Otto Foundation.

· Does your project aim at the sustainable protection of water bodies and wetlands?

· Which direct benefit for the environment does your project have?

· What is the innovative character of your project?

· To which extent can a supra-regional impact be ensured?

· How do you assure that the impacts are going to endure beyond conclusion of the project?


Please note that the projectarea must be located in Germany or Eastern Europe.


You want to apply for funding by the Michael Otto Foundation for Environmental Protection? Please download our information: criteria for funding,  application form,  flyer.