Biodiversity Media Grants
The Earth Journalism Network’s biodiversity story grants 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.
The biodiversity media grants will support projects that:
- Build the capacity of journalism networks and media organizations to report on biodiversity and conservation issues
- Carry out biodiversity and/or conservation training activities for journalists
- Build internal capacity
- Organize local networks around these issues
The Biodiversity Media Initiative runs from 2016-2018 and is funded by the Arcadia Fund.
In the first round of grants, an international panel of judges reviewed the 34 applications received from around the world, and ended up choosing three projects:
- The creation of a Bolivian Amazon Journalists Network, with capacity-building workshops for members;
- A project by the South African Science Journalists’ Association that will focus on the protection of biodiversity on private property, a greatly under-studied subject; and
- A project by the Environmental Information and Education Center to support journalistic reporting of nature conservation in Georgia, a country with high biodiversity but little media coverage of it.