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Next round of funding launched!
Next round of funding launched - we are pleased to announce that applications for Darwin Initiative Round 31 are now open! Find out how to apply by clicking below.
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Food sustainability: Word from the BCFs
Explore the crucial intersection of food, biodiversity, and livelihoods in the inaugural Biodiversity Challenge Funds newsletter.
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Sustainable food system case study
Using sustainable pole-and-line methods to address overfishing challenges: Live bait alternatives for ocean conservation and efficiency.
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Giving fungi a place at the table
Fungal conservation addresses vital roles in Earth's ecosystems, ensuring sustainability and protecting miombo woodlands for rural livelihoods.
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Trees in cocoa-growing areas of Côte d’Ivoire
Restoring the Divo's Botanic Forest by promoting native species in cocoa agroforestry, addressing limited tree diversity and building capacity.
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Growing the potential of planting baskets
Botanical garden providing seedling plant baskets for food security inspired an agroforestry project for habitat restoration and climate resilience.
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Tech secures food for fishers and dolphins
Pinger technology (acoustic deterrents) helps to protect river dolphins, securing livelihoods and fostering sustainable fishing practices.
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Navigating avian influenza risk
Efforts to protect endangered waterbirds face challenges from HPAI outbreaks impacting wild and domestic birds, demanding One Health solutions.
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Re-greening Madagascar
Collaboration and private sector involvement in Madagascar's biodiversity aim to restore threatened landscapes.
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Unveiling the conservation chronicle
A project in Nigeria empowers locals to enhance conservation of endangered Cycad species through community engagement and awareness.
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Grabbing poverty by the horns
Restoring vital watering holes in Cambodia with community-led efforts, utilising buffalo herds to benefit the local ecosystem and livelihoods.
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Cricket-based solutions for food insecurity
Protecting rainforests crucial for climate, health, and biodiversity; Empowering communities with regenerative agriculture.
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Revolutionising Ethiopian agriculture
Transforming Ethiopian agriculture with bee-focused sustainability, promoting Integrated Pest Management and reduced chemical pesticides.
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Magical miombo larder on Mount Mulanje
Conservation efforts underway for Mount Mulanje which hosts a biodiverse miombo woodland, vital for food, medicine, and income.
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Conserving insect biodiversity
Kenya combats papaya mealybug, preserving biodiversity, reducing pesticides, enhancing crop yields, and empowering farmers.
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Nepalese agriculture: The buzz about bees
Embedding sustainable pollination management is crucial as insect pollinators are vital for crop production and livelihoods.
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Local stewardship in Myanmar
Community-led conservation project in the Upper Chindwin Basin focuses on wetland preservation, empowering locals for sustainable livelihoods.
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Facilitating human-elephant coexistence
Projects in Myanmar and North East India empower villagers to safeguard their livelihoods through community-driven solutions.
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Protecting the Mara Wetlands
Safeguarding food security involves implementing sustainable fisheries practices, community engagement, and collaborative conservation efforts.
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Food access in small island ecosystems
In Busuanga, Palawan, Indigenous-led management of ecosystems aims at enhancing food security amid climate challenges.
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Working in the forests towards sustainability
Efforts in the Zunil – Atitlán – Balam Juyú corridor aim to sustainably support Mayan communities by conserving forests and enhancing livelihoods.
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Supporting custodians of biodiversity and food
Promoting biodiversity and food culture involves empowering households as conservationists, distributing diversity kits, and honouring custodians.
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Scaling conservation via sustainable trade
Conserving Himalayan plant and fungi diversity through fair trade: Empowering communities, improving supply chains, and promoting sustainable practices.
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Trees for life: Agroforestry methods
Maliasili supports local organisations, focusing on agroforestry to combat food insecurity, biodiversity loss, and environmental degradation.
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Native plants: Food for people and biodiversity
Thirteen native Ugandan edible plants with high potential for development strategies benefiting both people and nature identified.
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Blue carbon sea cucumber ranching
A project empowers women in sustainable sea cucumber gleaning, safeguarding coastal ecosystems, and supporting communities.
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Recruiting for the BCFs Expert Groups
Exciting news - we're still recruiting Experts for the Biodiversity Challenge Funds Expert Groups. Find out how to apply by clicking below.
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Darwin Initiative Newsletters
All Darwin Initiative newsletters published since 2003 can be accessed via the links found in this article.
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