Earth Journalism Network Biodiversity Media Grants in 2021 (Worth US $15,000)

Earth Journalism Network’s Biodiversity Media Initiative invites applications for the Biodiversity Media Grants in 2021.

Many of the threats currently facing global biodiversity have been exacerbated during the Covid-19 pandemic. Funding for critical conservation and ecotourism projects has been redirected or lost, economic growth has been prioritized over protecting wild spaces, and media coverage of the outbreak has dwarfed reporting on conservation.

Indeed, the biodiversity crisis is one that impacts all of humanity and has not received the media coverage that it deserves. Media organizations and reporters have an important part to play in raising public awareness of biodiversity and conservation issues and highlighting potential solutions to these problems.

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.

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Worth of Award

  • This grant fund has US$64,000 available for awards this year, which would ideally be shared among four to five projects.
  • Although applications for funding of any amount within this total will be considered, it is expected that the average grant size would be between $10,000 and $15,000, with potentially a greater share of the total going to projects that demonstrate a critical need.


  • This opportunity is open to journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations, or academic institutions.
  • Applications by NGOs or environmental groups looking to build the capacity of journalists to cover conservation issues will be considered and preference will be given to applications from or affiliated with professional journalists, media organizations, journalism schools, and the like.

How to Apply

All applications should be made online via the official website.

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Deadline: The deadline for applications is midnight October 15, 2021, UTC-11.


Click here for more details and to apply