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£97,319,821 invested in 835 projects in 157 countries since 1992

The Darwin Initiative

The Darwin Initiative assists countries that are rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to meet their objectives under one or more of the three major biodiversity Conventions: the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD); the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES); and the Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS), through the funding of collaborative projects which draw on UK biodiversity expertise.

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Project of the month

Using nature to help people adapt to climate change in East Africa

Healthy ecosystems and their services can play a key part in helping people adapt to climate change impacts.

Project news

Market Based Scheme for Conservation in La Primavera Forest Mexico

One of Latin America's biggest rock bands is leading a novel project implementing work carried out with Darwin Initiative support.

Galapagos Marine Invasive Species: Prevention, Detection and Management

Invasive species are the second most important reason for biodiversity loss worldwide. This new Darwin Project in the Galapagos will establish baselines and implement monitoring, prevention, and control measures within a new government biosecurity framework.

Sustainable mangrove economics in Madagascar

A new Darwin Project in Madagascar aims to tackle poverty and conservation through the sustainable use of mangrove forest products

Honey in Kyrgyzstan

A new Darwin project is supporting beekeeping in the pastures of Kyrgyzstan

Nepal documentary

New documentary highlights importance of IBAs for people in Nepal

Invasive salmonids

Using molecular tools to help identify the origin of invasive salmonids in Chile

State of Nepal's Birds

A major new report has been published highlighting the plight of Nepal's birds

This website provides access to information about the projects funded under the Initiative, as well as resources for Darwin Projects, and for those interested in applying for funding.

The Darwin Initiative has funded 835 projects to date, partnering with 1019 organisations in host countries, and 251 UK organisations. You can find out more about individual projects using the navigation and search tools on the right hand side of the page.

Projects also produce a range of documents, which are available through this website (currently 3394 documents are available for download). These include annual reports, training manuals, scientific articles, management plans, databases, taxonomic keys, and many others. Use the search tools to identify resources of interest.

Page last modified: Wednesday, 17 April 2013

Darwin 2012 - 20 years of the Darwin Initiative

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Tue Jan 14 13:11 | Originally funded by the Darwin Initiative! RT @USAID: What is the Saiga antelope and why does it need saving? #biodiversity @FaunaFloraIn
Fri Jan 10 08:28 | @qcrescente @AIGConservation @FaunaFloraInt @UKOTBiodiv Very interested to learn about how the success of these road signs will be measured!
Fri Jan 10 08:27 | @AIGConservation @FaunaFloraInt @UKOTBiodiv Great photo!
Mon Jan 06 08:28 | Interested in learning more about the Bolivia agroforestry project and Inga: check it out here:
Mon Dec 16 16:24 | @CMEPorg @MorrisLeigh Looks amazing.
Mon Dec 16 09:06 | 1st nursery at Itremo: Uapaca bojeri (Phyllanthaceae) for tapia forest restoration, in a Madagascar Darwin project
Tue Dec 10 13:49 | Last week Susan Canney gave a TEDX talk about Mali elephants. It was live-streamed on Thursday at and online

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