£88,439,752 invested in 781 projects in 155 countries since 1992
The Darwin Initiative
Darwin Initiative celebrates its 20th birthday with additional £8.5m funding announcement
Environment Minister Richard Benyon today announced £8.5m of funding for 33 new Darwin projects spanning across the globe. These include projects from the Galapagos to Papua New Guinea, from Mongolia to Madagascar, supporting issues from big cats to bees and wild coffee to Ugandan protected areas. Six of the successful projects will be for work in our Overseas Territories, totalling £1.4m to help them protect their precious wildlife.
Around 100 guests attended the celebratory event at London Zoo and heard speakers including Randal Keynes, Charles Darwin's great, great grandson, Professor David MacDonald, chair of the Darwin Expert Committee and Secretary of State Caroline Spelman. The Darwin Initiative was launched in the year of the 1992 Rio Summit.
The list of projects funded under round 18 is available below. Full details of each project will also be available on this website shortly.
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