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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.

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 728 projects to date, partnering with 936 organisations in host countries, and 224 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 3211 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, 02 March 2011

£79,652,500 invested in 728 projects in 156 countries since 1992

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