£97,319,821 invested in 835 projects in 157 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.

Funded projects

The list of projects funded under round 18 is available below. Full details of each project will also be available on this website shortly.

Round 18 funded Darwin projects

Page last modified: Friday, 12 October 2012

Darwin 2012 - 20 years of the Darwin Initiative

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