The Earth Journalism Network’s biodiversity fellowships are one of three components of our three-year Biodiversity Media Initiative, which aims to support media reporting on threats to wild species and novel conservation approaches.
Each fellowship program will take a group of journalists to an international conference that focuses on biodiversity and conservation issues. Selected participants will be able to use the conference to develop sources and story ideas, network with other journalists, and report on news from conservation organisations, governments and researchers.
The Biodiversity Media Initiative runs from 2016-2018 and is funded by the Arcadia Fund.
- The first fellowships, in 2016, will take journalists to the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Hawai’i. Funding for the 2016 Fellowships will also be supplemented by a grant in support of indigenous journalists provided by the Full Circle Fund of RSF Social Finance.
Future opportunities will include fellowships to report on other international conferences such as the conference of parties to the UN Convention on Biological Diversity in Mexico in December, 2016.