Island Biodiversity


Expertise on Island Biodiversity

In paragraph 24 (b) of the programme of work on island biodiversity (decision VIII/1, annex), the COP asked the Secretariat to disseminate information on sources of expertise on islands biodiversity conservation, sustainable use and benefit sharing relevant to the islands biodiversity programme of work.

To this end, the Secretariat attempted to identify databases of experts and institutions with expertise on island issues, in order to establish linkages to these databases on the CBD island biodiversity web page. We have thus far identified the following database of experts and institutions:

With the assistance of several of our partners, we also identified the following website, which, although less specialized, also includes island specialists:

Global Directory of Marine (and Freshwater) Professionals

To add to this list, please send an email, along with the link, to