Conservation International launches the ninth edition of the Biodiversity Reporting Award, a collaborative effort between Conservation International (CI), the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the International Federation of Environmental Journalists (IFEJ).
The goal of the Award is to increase the quantity and quality of environmental reporting by recognizing the outstanding work of Guyana's environmental journalists, building capacity and providing training.
The Biodiversity Reporting Award was first launched in Guyana and Guatemala in 1999. Colombia joined in 2000 and the following year, Bolivia, Brazil and Ghana were included. During 2006 the Award was held in Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Guyana, Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Mexico and Madagascar.