Updated Jun 12, 2019CLOSED

Darwin Initiative Round 26

Offered by UK Aid

The objective of the Darwin Initiative is to protect and enhance biodiversity and, in doing so, to contribute to sustainable development in developing countries. It doesthis by funding projects that help developing countries to meet their obligations under at least one of the international conventions/agreements listed above.
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CLOSEDJul 16, 2019Deadline
£50,000 - £430,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 3: Proof of Concept and Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Implemented in:
CountryMongolia, Guyana, Dominican Republic, Dominica, Cape Verde, Comoros, Brazil, Belize, Afghanistan, Guinea, Guatemala, Ghana, Georgia, Gambia, The, Gabon, Fiji, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Equatorial Guinea, El Salvador, Ecuador, Djibouti, Cuba, Costa Rica, Congo, Republic of the, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Colombia, China, Chad, Cameroon, Cambodia, Burundi, Burkina Faso, Botswana, Bolivia, Benin, Bangladesh, Angola, Algeria, Grenada, Haiti, Sao Tome and Principe, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Micronesia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Maldives, Malawi, Lebanon, Kiribati, Senegal, Rwanda, Philippines, Peru, Palestinian Territories, Nigeria, Niger, Nepal, Namibia, Mozambique, Morocco, Mexico, Mauritania, Mali, Malaysia, Libya, Liberia, Lesotho, Laos, Kyrgyzstan, Korea, North, Kenya, Jordan, Jamaica, Iraq, India, Honduras, Guinea-Bissau, Egypt, Cote d'Ivoire, Central African Republic, Bhutan, Armenia, Tuvalu, Turkmenistan, Togo, Timor-Leste, Tajikistan, Suriname, Solomon Islands, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Uzbekistan, Uganda, Indonesia, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Vietnam, Vanuatu, Turkey, Tunisia, Thailand, Tanzania, Syria, Swaziland, Sudan, Sri Lanka, South Sudan, South Africa, Somalia, Sierra Leone, Paraguay, Nicaragua, Madagascar, Kazakhstan, Iran, Myanmar, Tonga, Pakistan and Yemen
Focus AreasBiodiversity (Environment)
Climate Change and Resilience (Environment)
Projects supported should contribute to one, or more, of the following:
• protection or enhancement of ecosystems, species or genetic resources through in-situ or ex-situ conservation or remedying environmental damage;
• integration of biodiversity and ecosystem services within host country development objectives and economic decision making, through institution building, capacity development, strengthening regulatory and policy frameworks or research; or
• assisting host countries’ efforts to meet their obligations under at least one of the international conventions/agreements listed above
Darwin projects are expected to address key threats to biodiversity, such as:
• habitat loss or degradation
• climate change
• invasive species
• over-exploitation
• pollution and eutrophication

Application And Awards Process

All applications must be submitted through Flexi-Grant and must be in comprehensible English.


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