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Successful Darwin Plus Round 9 Projects!

June 7, 2021

We’re thrilled to announce the successful projects funded under the latest Round of Darwin Plus, which supports projects working on environment and climate change issues in the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs). The official press release for the new projects can be found here. In total, 29 main projects and 2 Fellowships have been awarded under […]

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New information note on project reporting now available!

March 30, 2021

Our latest information note on project reporting is now available on all three project websites! This information note outlines the technical reporting requirements for all funds supported under the Darwin Initiative, Darwin Plus and the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund. In addition, the information note provides useful tips and advice for reporting.  Information Note – […]

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Successful Covid-19 Rapid Response Round Projects

February 10, 2021

COVID-19 has had global environmental, social and economic implications. The COVID-19 Rapid Response Round is supporting projects across the Darwin Initiative, Darwin Plus and IWT Challenge Fund to respond to the immediate impacts of the pandemic and support early stages of recovery. In total, this one-off grant fund is supporting 26 projects working across Darwin […]

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Applications for Round 9 of Darwin Plus are now open!

July 31, 2020

We are excited to launch the latest Round of applications for Darwin Plus and Darwin Plus Fellowships. Further information on how to apply and details on the eligibility criteria please read the Darwin Plus Guidance for applicants. Please note that ODA eligible UK Overseas Territories (Montserrat, St Helena, Tristan da Cunha and Pitcairn) should apply to Darwin […]

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Round 27 now open for Darwin Main, Parternship and Fellowship applications!

July 22, 2020

We are pleased to announce that applications are now open for Round 27 of Darwin Main, Partnership and Fellowship projects. Further information on how to apply and details on the eligibility criteria please read the Guidance for applicants to the Darwin Initiative. From Round 27, ODA eligible UK Overseas Territories (Montserrat, St Helena, Tristan da […]

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Successful Darwin Round 26 and Darwin Plus Round 8 Projects!

June 5, 2020

We are happy to announce new projects funded through the Darwin Initiative! This includes 17 new Darwin Main projects, 9 Partnership Projects and 3 Fellowships – click here to see the full list. We are also pleased to announce 22 new projects under the Darwin Plus scheme – click here to see the full list. Darwin Plus grants are for […]

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Annual Reporting Templates Now Available

March 26, 2020

The updated annual reporting templates for the 2020 are now available on the Darwin website here. Final reports and report review templates have also been updated and can be accessed using the link above. If you have any questions about project reporting requirements, please refer to the guidance on writing a Darwin report or contact […]

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Darwin Newsletter on Gender Equality and Empowerment launched!

March 11, 2020

Just in time for International Women’s Day our latest Darwin newsletter on gender equality and empowerment has launched. This edition of the newsletter features projects working across the globe to create a better and brighter future for women and girls by challenging cultural norms and removing stigma. To read the inspiring articles in this edition, […]

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Latest Darwin Newsletter on Tradition, Culture and Conservation launched

December 20, 2019

We are pleased to announce that our latest newsletter on the role of tradition and culture in conservation has launched. In this edition of the newsletter we hear from a number of projects that are improving livelihoods of local communities and aiding in the protection of culturally important flora and fauna. To read our December […]

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Successful Darwin Initiative Projects Round 25

May 13, 2019

We are pleased to announce 32 new projects under Round 25, for the complete list please click here Darwin Initiative grants are for projects supporting developing countries to conserve biodiversity and reduce poverty. Follow us on twitter and facebook for updates from our new and existing projects!

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Updated Report and Claim forms now online

March 22, 2019

Updated Half Year, Annual and Final Report templates are now available on the Darwin website here. Annual and Final Report Review templates have also been updated and can be accessed on the same page. Updated annual and advanced claim forms are also available on the Darwin website here. If you have any questions about project […]

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Successful Darwin Plus Projects Round 7

January 24, 2019

We are pleased to announce seventeen new projects under the Darwin Plus scheme – click here to see the full list! Darwin Plus grants are for projects working on environment or climate change issues in the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs). Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to see updates on how these new projects, and […]

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Darwin Expert Committee Seeks New Chair

September 20, 2018

The Darwin Initiative is currently recruiting for a new chair for both the Darwin Expert Committee and the Darwin Plus Advisory Group. More information on the role and details on how to apply can be found here: https://publicappointments.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/appointment/darwin-expert-committee-dec-chair/ The closing date for applications is noon on Monday the 22 October 2018. For more information on […]

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Darwin Expert Committee Seeks New Members

June 1, 2018

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) is seeking applications for new members to join its Darwin Expert Committee (DEC). We are particularly seeking individuals who have: experience and expertise in delivering biodiversity projects and programmes in developing countries, and in delivering sustainable economic and/or livelihoods benefits in developing countries through such projects […]

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New funding round launched for Darwin Main, Partnership and Fellowship projects!

May 22, 2018

We are very happy to announce the opening of Darwin Initiative Funding Round 25. Projects are being sought that support the commitments set out in the UK Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. For detailed information about eligibility and how to apply please read the Guidance for applicants to the Darwin Initiative. This year, for the […]

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Successful Darwin Initiative Projects Round 24

On the International Day for Biological Diversity we are delighted to announce the list of new Darwin Projects funded under Round 24 of the scheme. This year the Darwin Initiative will fund 52 successful projects around the globe sharing £10.6 million and delivering flagship commitments set out in the UK Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. […]

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Darwin Initiative Newsletter – International Day for Biological Diversity

We are pleased to launch our latest edition of the newsletter on the International Day for Biological Diversity, which this year is themed on “Celebrating 25 Years of Action for Biodiversity” to mark the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The Darwin Initiative itself was announced just […]

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Successful Darwin Plus Projects Round 6

We are pleased to announce thirteen new projects under the Darwin Plus scheme – click here to see the full list! Darwin Plus grants are for projects working on environment or climate change issues in the UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs). Follow us on Facebook or Twitter to see updates on how these new projects, and […]

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Updated Report and Claim forms now online

March 13, 2018

Updated Half Year, Annual and Final Report templates are now available on the Darwin website here. Annual and Final Report Review templates have also been updated and can be accessed on the same page. Updated annual and advanced claim forms are also available on the Darwin website here. If you have any questions about project […]

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Darwin Initiative Newsletter – Life Below Water

February 26, 2018

Our latest edition of the newsletter is themed around Sustainable Development Goal 14 “Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development”. Oceans cover three quarters of the Earth’s surface and support the livelihoods of over three billion people. However, ocean ecosystems are under threat, with as much as 40% the […]

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Key Lessons from Annual and Final Reports in 2016/17 Information Note

All projects funded under Darwin that are longer than one year must submit an Annual Report (AR) in the prescribed template. In addition, all projects must submit a Final Report (FR) within three months of closing. All Annual and Final reports are subject to a desk-based review by a biodiversity and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) […]

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Presentations from Stage 2 Workshops now online!

January 11, 2018

On January 9th and 10th we held workshops for Stage 2 applicants to the Darwin Initiative and its sister grant scheme, the Illegal Wildlife Trade (IWT) Challenge Fund. The objectives for the day were to: Better understand the fund requirements and eligibility criteria To meet key people and understand their role Obtain help to develop […]

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Darwin Initiative Newsletter – Darwin for Climate Action

November 10, 2017

This year, the 23rd session of the Conference of the Parties (CoP23) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change is being held in Bonn between the 6th and 17th of November. To mark the event, our latest newsletter is themed on how the Darwin Initiative is contributing to the international community’s commitment to climate […]

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Darwin Initiative Newsletter – 25th Anniversary

August 31, 2017

We are pleased to launch our latest edition of the Newsletter, celebrating 25 years of the Darwin Initiative! We invited articles from projects, past and present, to discuss how Darwin has supported them over the years. In this newsletter, you’ll read success stories from projects working on the conservation of biodiversity and the improvement of […]

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Key Lessons from Belize Mid Term Reviews Information Note

August 24, 2017

Read our new Information Note documenting the key lessons from Mid Term Reviews in Belize! Darwin Mid Term Reviews (MTRs) are carried out on around 10% of Darwin projects each year. MTRs are formative evaluations intended to provide an independent assessment of project progress against its aims. They also offer an opportunity to capture and […]

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