Biodiversity is declining worldwide faster than at any other time in human history.
To help address the challenges facing nature today, the UK Prime Minister announced at the 2019 UN General Assembly a £220m International Biodiversity Fund. This includes a new £100m Biodiverse Landscapes Fund to restore key landscapes and their ecosystems.
The joint Defra-DFID Biodiverse Landscapes Fund will deliver lasting protection and improvement of biodiversity in five global biodiversity hotspots. It will do this by aligning nature conservation and human development objectives at a landscape scale. Each landscape will be eligible for between £10 to 20m over five years. The Government intends to begin projects in two initial landscapes by April/May 2021. The remaining is set to begin 6 to 9 months later, all with active engagement with host governments.
In each area, it intends to execute the program through conservation and development organisations with a history of delivering high-quality, large-scale projects of this nature. It will also welcome the participation of consortia of organisations.
An online information event for potential implementing partners interested is being held on Monday 24 February 2020. For more information on the event click here.