The Government has announced £10.9 million for global conservation projects as part of this year’s World Environment Day celebrations.
The funding will be split amongst 17 projects from the Darwin Initiative – a world-renowned scheme that protects wildlife and the natural environment across the world – and 21 projects from the Darwin Plus scheme for conservation of the unique and globally significant plants and animals that reside in UK Overseas Territories.
International Environment Minister Lord Goldsmith said:
World Environment Day provides us all with a stark reminder of the need to take urgent action to reverse global biodiversity loss.
Through our Darwin Initiative and Darwin Plus programme, we are restoring many precious natural environments across the world, helping to transform the lives of the poorest communities and prevent the extinction of some of the world’s most wonderful species.