Biodiversity Story Fund
The Earth Journalism Network’s biodiversity story funds 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.
Through this initiative, EJN is offering support ranging from $1,000 to $2,000 depending on the proposal and method of coverage, with some flexibility for deep, investigative stories using innovative approaches to storytelling.
We are particularly interested in supporting proposals that focus on areas of high species diversity, such as the Amazon, Central Africa and Southeast Asia. Special consideration will be given to applicants looking to conduct investigative or enterprise reporting on these topics.
The Biodiversity Media Initiative runs from 2016-2018 and is funded by the Arcadia Fund.
In the first round of story grants, an international panel of judges chose six journalists to support from a total of 136 applications from around the world.
The selected stories range from an investigation of corruption linked to mining in a highly biodiverse forest region, to coverage of conflict between rare river dolphins and low-income fishing communities; from the plight of one of the world’s rarest amphibians, to the impacts of marine noise pollution on migrating whales in the Pacific Ocean.