|Darwin Initiative: Objectives|
To assist countries rich in biodiversity but poor in resources with the conservation of biological diversity and implementation of the Biodiversity Convention.
To draw on British expertise in the field of biodiversity.
Projects funded under the Initiative will be collaborative, involving either local institutions or communities in the host country.
Projects will have a real impact on the ability of the host country to meet its obligations under the Biodiversity Convention.
Projects will be of high quality and scientific (or other appropriate professional) excellence.
Whenever possible, Darwin funding will be used as a catalyst to lever additional funding for project work, which would not otherwise be forthcoming.
The outputs and outcomes from projects should be additional to that from work being funded through other mainstream environmental or research programmes.
Projects funded under the Initiative will demonstrate good value for money.