Darwin Initiative is a small grants programme that aims to promote biodiversity conservation and sustainable use of resources around the world. The Initiative is funded and administered by the UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Objectives of Darwin Initiative include:
- To assist countries rich in biodiversity but poor in resources with the conservation of biological diversity and implementation of the Biodiversity Convention.
- To draw on expertise in the field of biodiversity.
- Projects will have a real impact on the ability of the host country to meet its obligations under the Biodiversity Convention.
- Projects will be of high quality and scientific (or other appropriate professional) excellence.
For further details about Darwin Initiative, please visit www.darwin.gov.uk.