Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Grants for Biodiversity Media

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Grants for Biodiversity Media

Internews’ Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering 3-4 grants to organizations to support activities that strengthen media reporting on biodiversity issues. The grants, averaging 10,000-12,000 EUR each, aim to expand the breadth and depth of coverage of biodiversity and conservation issues. Deadline 9 April 2024, 11:59 PM, Pacific/Niue (UTC -11)


Biodiversity is declining at an alarming rate due to habitat loss, land use change, and over-exploitation. This unprecedented loss has far-reaching consequences for climate regulation, clean air, food and water, medicine, and overall well-being. The Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework, a global agreement aimed at preventing further loss of nature, repairing ecosystems, and safeguarding biodiversity and indigenous rights, provides a framework for action.

Media organizations play a crucial role in highlighting nature’s importance, showcasing potential solutions, and holding policymakers accountable. As part of EJN’s Biodiversity Media Initiative, grants are available for journalist networks, media organizations, civil society organizations, or academic institutions working to improve media coverage of biodiversity and conservation worldwide.

Project Themes and Objectives

The grants will support projects that:

  • Produce in-depth stories to expand coverage of biodiversity and conservation issues
  • Carry out training activities for journalists and media organizations to enhance their capacity in reporting on biodiversity and conservation
  • Create or strengthen journalist networks focused on biodiversity and conservation

Special consideration will be given to projects monitoring and evaluating progress towards the goals outlined in the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework. Projects funded by these grants should raise public awareness of biodiversity threats and conservation-based solutions, with a focus on low- and middle-income countries.

Grant Amount and Logistics

EJN expects to support 3-4 organizations with grants of 10,000-12,000 EUR each. Proposals with smaller budgets will be more competitive, although larger grant amounts may be considered for innovative projects. Successful applicants will be notified in April 2024, with work commencing in May 2024. Projects should be completed within 12 months, by the end of April 2025.

Applicants must provide a detailed budget with justification for the requested amount. While equipment purchases are allowed, the budget should primarily focus on project implementation costs. Co-financing is encouraged but not required.

Published work resulting from the grants must acknowledge EJN support. Internews, EJN, its partners, and the grant funder will have the right to edit, publish, broadcast, and distribute the materials freely.


The grants are open to organizations operating in low- or middle-income countries, as classified by the World Bank. All activities must take place in these countries.

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