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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

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How to write an Annual Report

March 18, 2015

A useful guide on how to write an annual report

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Darwin Initiative Blog is now live!

February 16, 2015

Have a read of our new blog on biodiversity conservation, poverty reduction and all things Darwin! https://blog.darwininitiative.org.uk/

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Announcement: New Projects funded under Round 21

February 6, 2015

Bright students from developing countries have been given the chance to study nature conservation with some of the UK’s top scientists. The students from India, Namibia, Iraq and Afghanistan have all won fellowships worth a total of £72,000 through the Darwin Initiative. They will work closely with scientists at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh, […]

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The latest edition of the Darwin Newsletter – available now!

February 2, 2015

The latest edition of the Darwin newsletter is available now!

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Successful Darwin Plus Projects

December 4, 2014

We are pleased to announce the Successful Darwin Plus Projects in 2014

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Stage 2 Workshop Proceedings, 3rd November 2014

November 18, 2014

The workshop, held at ZSL on 3rd November, focused on “Preparing implementable projects”. Group sessions explored what good applications need to consider to make sure their projects are robust and capable of being implemented from year one.The need for preparing good indicators for measuring achievement was stressed. Good projects can present the evidence of the […]

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Poverty Learning Note

October 9, 2014

The Poverty Learning Note has been developed to help Darwin Initiative applicants, and those undertaking work with our funding, to better understand the relationship between the Darwin Initiative and poverty alleviation.

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The Nagoya Protocol Learning Note

September 18, 2014

The Nagoya Protocol Learning Note The Nagoya Protocol will enter into force on the 13th October 2014. It is a supplementary agreement to the Convention on Biological Diversity covering access and benefit sharing from the use of genetic resources and traditional knowledge associated with genetic resources. The UK government, through the Darwin Initiative, is supporting […]

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Latest Edition of the Darwin Newsletter Out Now!

September 17, 2014

The August edition of the Darwin Newsletters are available now! UK Overseas Territories Rest of the World

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Applications are now welcome for the 2015 Whitley Awards!

August 12, 2014

Click here for more information on the 2015 Whitley Awards Gain recognition as an outstanding conservationist who is making a real and long-lasting difference on the ground!

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Latest Edition of the Darwin Newsletter out now!

June 5, 2014

The June Edition of the Darwin newsletter is available now, click here.

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New Projects Workshop, April 4th 2014

May 12, 2014

Proceedings from the New Projects Workshop, April 4th 2014 are available here.

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Darwin Initiative Round 20 – full list of projects

April 16, 2014

Round 20 of the Darwin Initiative is now complete. The full list of projects approved for funding is below. This list is in addition to the 15 projects in our UK Overseas Territories announced in November 2013 which were funded through our Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund (also known as Darwin Plus). Darwin Initiative […]

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£2 million for environmental projects in our Overseas Territories

November 27, 2013

£2 million for environmental projects in our Overseas Territories Some of the UK.s greatest environmental assets will be preserved thanks to UK Government funding that was announced today. Last year the UK Government launched the Overseas Territories Environment and Climate Fund, also known as Darwin Plus which is co-funded by Defra, FCO and DFID. In […]

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Darwin Initiative call for Scoping and Fellowship Applications: Round 20

November 15, 2013

DARWIN INITIATIVE CALL FOR SCOPING AND FELLOWSHIP APPLICATIONS: ROUND 20 The Darwin Initiative (opportunities to scope out an application or to consider additional training for an outstanding team member) The Darwin Initiative supports projects in developing countries and is co-funded by two UK Government Departments: the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and […]

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Global Field Program (Project Dragonfly)- Accepting applications now for 2014

October 22, 2013

Global Field Program (Project Dragonfly)- Accepting applications now for 2014 Accepting applications now for 2014 OXFORD, Ohio (Oct. 16, 2013) – Applications are now being accepted for 2014 field courses and the Global Field Program master’s, which offer groundbreaking courses in 13 countries throughout Africa, Asia, Australia and the Americas. New for 2014 is a […]

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ESPA Fellowship Opportunities

October 10, 2013

ESPA Fellowship Opportunities Applications are now invited to a major new initiative to create and support a global network of ESPA Fellows. The ESPA Fellowships are being run as two schemes simultaneously. Scheme A: ESPA Early Career Research Fellowships will support the professional development of promising early stage researchers. Early Career Research Fellows will be […]

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Whitley Fund for Nature – Call for applications for the Whitley Awards 2014

August 19, 2013

Whitley Fund for Nature – Call for applications for the Whitley Awards 2014 The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN) is a UK registered charity offering “Whitley Awards” to outstanding biodiversity conservation leaders around the world. Whitley Awards are both an international profile prize and a form of project funding (currently £35,000 over one year). The […]

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Job Opportunity on Darwin Initiative Project!

June 20, 2013

Job Opportunity on Darwin Initiative Project! There is a current opportunity for a post doc Research Fellow at an on-going Darwin Initiative funded project: Enhancing the relationship between People and Pollinators in Eastern India. Deadline for Application submission is 27th June, 2013 (4:00 PM). More details on the position, candidates and contacts can be found […]

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Darwin Initiative call for funding applications: Round 20

June 19, 2013

Darwin Initiative call for funding applications: Round 20 The Darwin Initiative helps safeguard the world’s biodiversity by working with countries that are rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to meet their obligations under one or more of the three major biodiversity Conventions: the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); the Convention on International Trade […]

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Stephen Blackmore’s talk on The Darwin Initiative: Simple formula, amazing impact. 17th April 2014, 6pm, London

April 8, 2013

Professor Stephen Blackmore’s talk on The Darwin Initiative: Simple formula, amazing impact. 17th April 2014, 6pm, London Professor Stephen Blackmore CBE FRSE The Darwin Initiative The Linnean Society, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BF Thursday 17th April 2014, 6pm Since its launch at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992, the Darwin Initiative has established itself […]

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£8.7 million to fund key environmental projects around the world

£8.7 million to fund key environmental projects around the world Some of the world’s greatest environmental assets will be preserved thanks to a British led initiative, Environment Minister Richard Benyon announced today. The latest round of the Darwin Initiative will see a total of £8.7 million committed over the next three years, including £5.5 million […]

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New Chair appointment to the Darwin Expert Committee

January 22, 2013

New Chair appointment to the Darwin Expert Committee We are delighted to announce that a new Chair to the Darwin Expert Committee has been appointed. The new Chair will be Professor Stephen Blackmore, currently the Regius Keeper (Chief Executive) of the Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh, and Her Majesty’s Botanist in Scotland. The number and quality […]

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