Journalists are invited to apply to join a fellowship program to attend and report on the 28th International Congress for Conservation Biology (ICCB) in Cartagena, Colombia in July 2017.
The Earth Journalism Network, with support from the Arcadia Foundation, invites working journalists, particularly those from developing countries, to apply.
Selected participants will attend a day-long workshop before spending five days at the ICCB developing sources and story ideas, networking with other journalists, and reporting on news from conservation organisations, governments and researchers.
The workshop will provide participants with an overview of biodiversity issues and conservation solutions, as well as tips for reporting on these topics and for navigating the Congress. During the Congress, fellows will have opportunities for special briefings with key figures in the field of biodiversity conservation.
All participants will have all their travel expenses, lodging and a daily allowance covered. We hope they will come away from the Colombia with a rich stock of contacts, knowledge and ideas to support their future reporting.
The fellowships are part of a three year project that Internews’ Earth Journalism Network is running to encourage stronger media coverage of biodiversity and conservation.
For more information about the International Congress for Conservation Biology see the congress website, which will be updated as the organisers develop the program.
Deadline: February 24, 2017 at 5pm EST.