Telling the World's Stories: Reporting on Biodiversity and Community-Based Conservation

As policymakers prepare for the 2020 Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the need to increase public understanding of biodiversity, protected areas, community-based conservation and international policies is pressing. To increase and improve coverage of biodiversity, SEJ's Fund for Environmental Journalism is offering grants of up to $5,000 for stories on these issues.

On April 11, join us for a webinar with leading experts on biodiversity and journalists who cover it. They'll provide an introduction to the top issues, share new data sources, and offer advice and story tips to help you prepare the best FEJ proposal. Bring your questions to this interactive webinar and participate in a Q&A moderated by SEJ board member Gloria Dickie.

WHAT: Telling the World's Stories: Reporting on Global Biodiversity and Community-Based Conservation

WHEN: April 11, 2019, 1:30 -2:30 PM ET

Watch the archived webinar.


Helpful links from our webinar speakers:

National Geographic Society


Resource Watch



Gloria Dickie
Independent Journalist
Vice President, SEJ Board of Directors




Jonathan Baillie
National Geographic Society
Executive Vice President and Chief Scientist

Rhett Butler
Editor-in-Chief and CEO

Liz Saccoccia
World Resources Institute
Data Team Lead – Resource Watch




To apply for FEJ grants, see eligibility and application instructions.
For questions about the webinar, please contact SEJ.

SEJ’s Fund for Environmental Journalism invests in public service reporting on environment and the journalists who produce it. FEJ grants support development and dissemination of significant coverage that otherwise could not be completed. Winning projects will be selected by an independent jury of journalists based on newsworthiness, topical relevance, publication plan and track record of the applicant, among other factors.

This competition is generously underwritten by the Wyss Campaign for Nature Communications, a project of the Resources Legacy Fund, and by individual donors to the Fund for Environmental Journalism. Grantees retain full editorial control of FEJ-funded coverage. Donors have no right of review and no influence on story plans made possible in part by their contributions. Binding agreements between donors and the Society of Environmental Journalists and between SEJ and grantees of its Fund for Environmental Journalism reinforce this policy of editorial independence.

Give now to seed more stories.