Illegal Wildlife Trade Advisory Group seeks members

August 3, 2017

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) seeks applications for members to join its Illegal Wildlife Trade Advisory Group (IWTAG). We are particularly seeking individuals who have good knowledge of the IWT Challenge Fund how it tackles the illegal wildlife trade and contributes to sustainable development in developing countries. We are looking for […]


New projects funded under Round 23 of Darwin Initiative

We are pleased to announce the funding of a new round of Darwin Initiative projects – please find the full list of successful projects here. Congratulations to all our successful applicants, and we wish you the best of luck with your projects! Further details of all these projects, including their full Stage 2 application form, […]


Darwin Initiative Round 24 and Darwin Plus Round 6 now open for applications

July 27, 2017

We are pleased to announce that we are now inviting applications for the following grant schemes: Darwin Initiative Round 24 – all schemes except for scoping projects Darwin Plus Round 6 – projects and fellowships The deadline for Darwin Main Stage 1 applications is Tuesday 12th September 2017 and the deadline for Darwin Plus applications […]


June 2017 Newsletter – Sustainable Tourism

June 21, 2017

May 22nd was the International Day for Biological Diversity, and the theme for 2017 was “Biodiversity and Sustainable Tourism”. To tie in with this, we invited articles from Darwin projects on the theme of Sustainable Tourism. In this newsletter we hear from projects working across the world – including Myanmar (Burma), Madagascar and St Helena. […]


New Projects Workshop and Webinar Proceedings

June 13, 2017

On May 30th and May 31st we hosted two events, a webinar and a workshop, for new projects. This was the first event which was open to grantees from from both the Darwin Initiative and the Illegal Wildlife Trade Challenge Fund! For those who may have missed the events, or would like to refresh their […]


January 2017 Newsletter – Conservation and Conflict

January 20, 2017

This quarter, we invited articles from projects that related to one of the most common themes within conservation projects – conflict. Be it human wildlife conflict, or conflict within the communities that a project is working with, these updates from projects highlight not only the problems that these issues can cause but, more importantly, how […]


Successful Darwin Plus Projects Round 5

December 2, 2016

We are pleased to announce fifteen new projects and one fellowship 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), and cover a range of priority issues such as the control of […]


September 2016 Newsletter – CITES CoP17

September 24, 2016

The 17th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to CITES (CoP17) – – will take place from 24th September to 5th October 2016 and it is being held in Johannesburg, South Africa. To tie in with this, for this quarter’s newsletter we invited articles from projects that highlight their work relating to both […]


Mid-term Reviews for projects in Uganda and Mozambique

September 2, 2016

We are pleased to have recently uploaded two Mid-term Reviews for Darwin projects in Uganda and Mozambique: Alternative sustainable livelihood sources for forest edge hunting communities (21-016) in Uganda, led by the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland – find the full Mid-term Review here Balancing conservation and livelihoods in the Chimanimani forest belt, Mozambique (21-006), […]


May 2016 Newsletter – Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods

May 22, 2016

We are happy to share with you our May 2016 Newsletter! The theme for this newsletter is Mainstreaming Mainstreaming Biodiversity; Sustaining People and their Livelihoods, to tie in with this year’s International Day for Biological Diversity on May 22nd. Click here to read!


Successful Darwin Main Projects, Fellowships and Scoping Awards in 2016

April 22, 2016

Round 22 of the Darwin Initiative saw a record breaking number of applicants and we have funded a fantastic range of new projects. We look forward to hearing how they progress, and wish them the best of luck!


Three New Darwin Initiative Information Notes

March 30, 2016

We have produced three new information notes for the Darwin Initiative and broader conservation and development communities. Logical Frameworks Information Note: This information note is intended to help Darwin projects and applicants to understand Logical Frameworks (logframes) and their use, to help improve the Monitoring and Evaluation of projects. Indian Ocean Cluster Information Note: This […]


November newsletters – Traditional knowledge and UK Overseas Territories

November 2, 2015

We’re happy to share with you 2 newsletters with stories and updates from Darwin Initiative projects. We’ve split the newsletter into 2. These are: News from the UK Overseas Territories Darwin projects and Traditional knowledge


Stage 2 applicants workshop – Oct 2015

October 29, 2015


New briefing note: Monitoring and evaluation and the Darwin Initiative

October 8, 2015

Robust monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is a requirement for all Darwin projects. M&E has been necessary for Darwin projects for many years, however, the standard required has increased in recent years. This briefing paper is intended to help Darwin projects teams and applicants to understand what we mean by M&E. Given the diversity of the […]


Conservation leadership programme awards now open for applications

October 5, 2015

2016 Conservation leadership programme awards now open for applications


New publication – Sustainable Development Goals and Darwin

September 28, 2015


June Newsletter on Gender Available Now!

June 25, 2015

A year on from the introduction of the International Development (Gender Equity) Act 2014, this newsletter discusses how Darwin projects are contributing to improving Gender Equity Darwin Newsletter- June 2015


Presentations from the New Projects Workshop – available now

March 27, 2015

Presentations from the New Projects Workshop


Learning Note from our Ethiopia MTR- Available Now

Learning Note from our Ethiopia MTR– Available Now


Learning Note from our Cameroon MTR – Available Now

Learning Note from our Cameroon MTR – Available Now


Trade and Biodiversity Newsletter Available Now!

March 25, 2015

In conjunction with the Kasane Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade, this newsletter focuses on the contribution Darwin projects make to issues surrounding trade and biodiversity. Trade and Biodiversity Newsletter- March 2015