Earth Journalism Network (EJN) Biodiversity Story Grants 2022 (up to $5,000)

Deadline: 20 November 2022

Deadline: 20 November 2022

Apply now for the Biodiversity Story Grants 2022. EJN is providing reporting grants to assist in the publication of in-depth stories that highlight previously unreported risks to biodiversity around the world or investigate novel conservation-based solutions.

The media is crucial in increasing public knowledge of the significance of biodiversity concerns and in empowering people to make informed decisions about how to better address the causes of biodiversity loss. With funding from Arcadia, a philanthropic fund established by Lisbet Rausing and Peter Baldwin, EJN is providing 2022 Story Grants through the Biodiversity Media Initiative to assist journalists around the world in producing compelling and fact-based stories for their domestic audiences.

Story themes

EJN interested in supporting ambitious tales that employ cutting-edge multimedia, collaborative, or investigative tactics for this specific grant opportunity. Applicants seeking to do in-depth cross-border or enterprise reporting on biodiversity or conservation issues will receive special consideration. Geojournalism and data journalism proposals are welcome.

Interested in supporting the following themes this year (but not limited to):

  • Under-reported stories of trafficking of endangered flora and fauna and its impacts
  • New or little-known threats to species diversity
  • New methods to track environmental crimes such as illegal mining and logging and other drivers of biodiversity loss
  • Innovative, potentially scalable conservation solutions led by communities, governments or corporations
  • Efforts to boost “green” and “blue” economies to enable development that conserves rather than exploits the environment
  • As they are looking to raise global awareness about new threats or solutions, proposals that focus on topics or stories not widely covered preferred. But issues that have already received a lot of media coverage or don’t provide unique, high-impact angles less likely selected.


  • Depending on the request and requirements, we anticipate giving away up to $5,000 in story awards per recipient.
  • For the purposes of this grant call, we are only accepting applications for stories focused on the countries listed here, though journalists from any country can apply.
  • Applications are open to journalists (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with experience in investigative reporting and covering environmental issues.
  • They encourage applications from freelancers and staff from all types of media organizations—international, national, local and community-based.
  • We’ll accept both individual and group applications, but for the latter we ask that the application is made in the name of one lead applicant who will receive the grant on the group’s behalf, if awarded.
  • EJN reserves the right to disqualify applicants from consideration if they have been found to have engaged in unethical or improper professional conduct.

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