Darwin Initiative

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The Darwin Initiative "was announced by the UK Government at the Rio Earth Summit in 1992.

"The aim of the Initiative is to assist those countries which are rich in biodiversity but poor in financial resources to implement the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) through the funding of collaborative projects which draw on UK biodiversity expertise.

"The Darwin Advisory Committee (currently chaired by Professor David MacDonald), consisting of experts from government, academic, science and the private sector, advises Ministers on development of the Initiative and makes recommendations on applications for funding." [1]

Darwin Advisory Committee

Accessed April 2009: [2]

Ex-Officio members

Defra provides the Secretariat to the Committee. Presently the team has two members - Eric Blencowe and Vicki Giles.

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  1. Darwin Initiative, DEFRA, accessed April 25, 2009.
  2. Darwin Advisory Committee, DEFRA, accessed April 25, 2009.