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The NGO A. R. C. E. Hir. leads to concrete actions, participatory and social fight against food insecurity and poverty. This NGO is trying to improve the living conditions of rural populations. Their work focuses on the limitation of deforestation, conservation, protection and awareness as to preserve the genetic heritage. In addition, they document, codify and catalog traditional knowledge on plants and animal species to better improve biodiversity in the region and in the country.

Subject(s): Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation

Our principal objective is to help assess the biodiversity of Mediterranean Chile.
Our organization is comprised of people committed to finding a balance between the human communities and the natural environment of Central Chile as well as the entire nation.
“We are aware of the environmental challenges involved in building a society that understands the interdependence of human beings and their environment.”
Our mission is to contribute to the development of a new society that will work together to create networks among actors concerned about environmental protection.

Qnatur.com promotes both, natural values of Spanish protected areas and companies committed to sustainability within their area of influence.

Spanish protected areas attract every year more than 20 million visitors who wish for new experiences in nature. At the same time protected areas are a source for highly demanded products, as traditional specialties linked to local knowledge, high natural value farming and agro-biodiversity. These facts have induced the development of economy linked to protected areas.

Qnatur promotes a change of attitude to incorporate protected areas as a relevant input to the life cycle assessment of business, thus contributing to landscape and biodiversity conservation.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

The first field research of basking sharks in the Mediterranean sea, conducted by MedSharks and CTS Ambiente.
Subject(s): Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

Terrawatu was founded in 2000 by Dr. Tanya Pergola and Lekoko Ole Sululu to put into practice educational, health and economic development programs to promote the conservation of biological and cultural diversity.
Subject(s): Traditional Knowledge, Innovations and Practices - Article 8(j)


Overall Mandate: Canopy is an award winning environmental not-for-profit organization dedicated to protecting the world’s forests, species and climate. Canopy works to protect the world's forests, species and climate by collaborating with business and the public to help create sustainable supply chains and innovative solutions to environmental challenges. Working with business leaders, Canopy focuses on creating economic leverage through collaboration within the sectors that purchase the largest volumes of pulp and paper products.


Business and Biodiversity Programme: Canopy's business program focuses on shifting demand by corporate buyers away from unsustainable supply chains, improving and implemetning companies' environmental paper procurement policies and providing them with communications support for their eco initiatives, and promoting innovation by advising companies on R&D to bring new products and Ancient Forest Friendly papers into the mainstream market. Canopy is perhaps best known as the organization behind the greening of the Harry Potter series – the greenest book series in history. Today, working with more than 700 publishers, global brands, clothing companies and printers, Canopy is transforming the book, magazine, newspaper and print sectors' paper purchasing practices and with them, the North American publishing, pulp and paper industries. They've recently expanded their work to the fashion industry to curb the rapidly expanding use of wood based fabrics such as rayon in clothing. They also have online tools available for businesses, including their Eco Paper Database, Second Harvest Pulp & Paper Market Survey, Paper Calculator, The Paper Steps, and a Recycled Paper Factsheet.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Overall Mandate: The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH is a federal enterprise supporting the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. They also offer a wide range of services to governments, companies, international institutions and private foundations, that promote cooperation with companies, trade associations and chambers of commerce. They are also engaged in international education work around the globe. Their work uses a holistic approach and supports partners at local, regional, national, and international levels in designing strategies and meeting their policy goals.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

(R)Evolution Let’s Change Now !


(R)Evolution is an Organization started by a group of individuals working towards Climate Change Mitigation measures, Wildlife Conservation, Social Service through various platforms.

We basically intend to provide opportunities for people who have so long awaited to work for a cause but couldn't come across an opportunity. Proper support and information are one of the most important factors to lead forward a change.

For an Individual, there should be means to acquire knowledge and apply it. We are here to provide them a platform to learn and execute their plans which would help them get an extra edge over others.

We believe in providing the best and promoting the cause for the benefit of the society and mankind.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

2010 - International Year of Biodiversity

Subject(s): International Year of Biodiversity - 2010

A Business Guide to Development Actors (WBCSD)

The Business Guide to Development Actors is a guide for business managers looking to work with development organizations. This document provides business-oriented profiles of organizations in the sustainable development community. The profiles are prefaced by an analysis of the expanding scope for collaboration between the private sector and development organizations.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

A Gateway to PES

A Gateway to Payment for Ecosystem Services (PES): Using payments for ecosystem services for livelihoods and landscapes
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

A Guide to Biodiversity for the Private Sector (International Finance Corporation)

Designed to help companies operating in emerging markets better understand their relationship to biodiversity issues and how they can effectively manage those issues to improve business performance and benefit from biodiversity.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

A Table From The Sea's Edge

A Table From The Sea's Edge is an art project, devised by Silas Birtwistle to raise awareness of environmental issues and promote conservation of the world's coastal and marine biodiversity as a contribution to the UN International Year of Biological Diversity, 2010.

The project aims to embody the rich biodiversity of nature by crafting a large conference table surrounded by twelve chairs, made entirely from beautiful examples of driftwood - collected from four key hotspots around the world. It is a dramatic statement on the environment, uniting different cultures and coastal communities, connecting land with sea, and symbolizing the boundary between marine and terrestrial ecosystems, making connections between man's land-based activities and the marine and coastal environment.
Subject(s): Biodiversity for Development; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Communication, Education and Public Awareness

A Time for Science

Recognizing, the importance of environmental and science literacy in society today, and the value of “learning by doing,” A Time for Science is uniquely able to coordinate the talents of area volunteers, to marshal a variety of resources for support, and to provide a supportive environment with which to enable participants at all levels to become engaged both in nature and in the experience of science and thereby enhance environmental awareness and science education and literacy in our region.
Subject(s): Communication, Education and Public Awareness

A Well-Fed World

A Well-Fed World (AWFW) is an international advocacy organization focused on the complex inter-relevancies of dietary choices, hunger concerns, and environmental protection. Our systems component works with social justice leaders and policy-makers to reduce the drastic growth and intensification of livestock production. Reversing this ‘livestock revolution’ is critical for increasing food security, slowing biodiversity loss, and swiftly reducing greenhouse gas concentrations. Additionally, we work ‘hands-on’ at the grassroots level, both directly participating and through our grants program. Our grants empower local stakeholders to pursue a wide variety of self-determined goals, such as self-sustaining food production and ecosystem services education.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity

Access and Benefit-sharing Alliance (ABS Alliance)

As an alliance of innovative life-sciences companies, members of the ABSA support the development and implementation of equitable, sustainable, mutually beneficial Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) policies relating to genetic resources. The ABSA provides focused advocacy in support of the full patentability of genetic resource and traditional knowledge-related inventions needed to encourage research and development of innovative products by entrepreneurs in both developing and developed states.
Subject(s): Transfer of Technology and Cooperation; Intellectual Property Rights; Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-sharing

Accounting for Sustainability (A4S)

Overall Mandate: A4S catalyzes action by the finance, accounting, and investor community towards establishing resilient business models and a sustainable economy. Their projects focus on demonstrating the business case for sustainable business models, increasing engagement, building capacity, and developing systems, tools and guidance to enable the accounting and finance community to integrate environmental health, social wellbeing, and economic performance into financial decision-making, accounting and reporting. A4S also aims to facilitate an enabling environment for change through a shift to sustainable capital markets, regulatory, and reporting environments. A4S’ mission and approach reflect that the current financial and accounting system that underpins the economy focuses on short-term financial outcomes that do not adequately reflect the dependency of economic success on the health and stability of our communities and the natural environment. A4S works with CFOs and finance teams, the accounting community, investors, policy makers, regulators, and governments.


Business and Biodiversity Programme: A4S CFO Leadership Network is a network of financial leaders that have committed, through the Network Charter to collaborate and share knowledge to achieve change toward more sustainable business models within the global CFO and finance community. The Network’s purpose is to promote experience-sharing and cooperation among members, and to facilitate the development of new tools, methodologies, and approaches for embedding sustainability into internal decision-making processes. CFO Leadership Seminars, designed to meet the needs of CFOs of multinational and national companies, are held with the goal of enhancing understanding of the changing landscape of commercial risks arising from increasing environmental pressures and regulatory and investor responses. A4S also develops a standard methodology to incorporate social and environmental impacts into capital expenditure decisions. They collaborate with the UN to improve alignment between the way progress is measured at global, national, and organizational levels.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Acquario Calagonone

The Aquarium of Cala Gonone, designed by American architect Peter Chermayeff, in collaboration with the architect of Macomer Sebastiano Gaias is integrated in a natural and unique landscape within the Marine National Park Gulf of Orosei, making it one of the most beautiful aquariums in the world.

The Aquarium is a center of education and teaching applied to encourage a responsible attitude and awareness towards the environment and emphasize the importance and its biodiversity. The aim is also to enable a future international accreditation structure, as a reference point in the Mediterranean for the study, research and rescue of marine mammals and dangerous species.
Subject(s): Marine and Coastal Biodiversity

Acquario di Genova

The Acquario di Genova hosts about 1.250.000 visitors each year. With its 10.000 square meters and its 63 exhibition tanks it is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe, and one of the most attended cultural institutions in Italy.

The task of choosing which species and environments to present takes into account their environmental importance or how they can arouse curiosity and positive emotions in visitors. Therefore the Acquario di Genova can be considered a sort of messenger for animals, plants, seas, ecosystems and countries aiming at teaching either the respect towards sea environment or to inform about its problems and safeguard.
Subject(s): Communication, Education and Public Awareness

ACS Green Chemistry Institute

The mission of the ACS Green Chemistry Institute® (ACS GCI) is to enable and catalyze the implementation of green chemistry and engineering principles into all aspects of the global chemical enterprise.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Action Biodiversity

The mission of actionbiodiversity.org blog is to serve the public with well-researched and useful content and resources on biodiversity.


ActionBioscience.org is a non-commercial, educational web site created to promote bioscience literacy.
Subject(s): Communication, Education and Public Awareness

Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity

The Addis Ababa Principles and Guidelines for the Sustainable Use of Biodiversity consist of fourteen interdependent practical principles, operational guidelines, and a few instruments for their implementation that govern the uses of components of biodiversity to ensure the sustainability of such uses. The principles provide a framework for advising Governments, resource managers, indigenous and local communities, the private sector, and other stakeholders about how they can ensure that their use of the components of biodiversity will not lead to the long-term decline of biological diversity.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Administración de Parques Nacionales - Argentina


"Argentina's National Park Administration is part of the National State, and has been created to protect and to offer to the world, emblematic samples of the natural and cultural heritage. The Administration has 37 protected areas, covering approximately 3.700.000 hectares (around 400 provincial protected areas also exist in our country, covering approx. 17.900.000 hectares).

To have protected areas is to be aware of the country's richness to plan its future and develop its present. Thus, protected areas must become tools for sustainable development, and as such true opportunities of growth, work and social equity".

Advocacy on the Awareness of Environmental Sustainability and Biodiversity

RE-C.R.E.A.T.E is the Second Phase of AIESEC Davao: Initiated Environmental Awareness Project. Also known as, The Re-Calling for the Restoration of the Environment by Awareness Through Exchange, is a series of events and programs participated by International Youth Volunteers from across the world aiming towards the inculcation of proper values and knowledge to Secondary Educational Institutions & Village Communities regarding the environmental issues of sustainability and biodiversity.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

AFD Group

AFD is the Groupe Agence Française de Développement, a bi-lateral development finance institution established in 1941 that works on behalf of the French government. Its mission is to finance development according to France’s Overseas Development Assistance policies. AFD’s actions in favor of economic growth and preservation of the environment fall directly within the framework of the United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals, which was set out in 2000 and seeks to reduce global poverty by half by the year 2015.
Subject(s): Sustainable Use of Biodiversity; Climate Change and Biodiversity; Cooperation and Partnerships; Health and Biodiversity; Biodiversity for Development; Sustainable Development / Millenium Development Goals

AFG Consultants

The AFG Consultants conducts its business activities with actions and vision for the future, trying to establish their values, the social and environmental responsibility and sustainability. As a responsible company and concerned with the current rates of emissions, and loss of biodiversity on our planet, and their resulting impacts, develop projects aimed at the development and application of methods, techniques and technologies that reduce emissions carbon through the use of renewable and efficient energy, sustainable processes, and with the preservation or restoration of forests. Using the carbon market to support these projects, we developed the design, development, approval, audit, and certification of environmental projects that generate credits or carbon offsets. We act as partners in each project from day one until the last day of duration of each project.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Africa Rice Center

Africa Rice Center (WARDA) is an autonomous intergovernmental research association of African member states. It is also one of the 15 international agricultural research Centers supported by the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). WARDA’s mission is to contribute to poverty alleviation and food security in Africa, through research, development and partnership activities aimed at increasing the productivity and profitability of the rice sector in ways that ensure the sustainability of the farming environment.
Subject(s): Biodiversity for Development; Research and Science; Cooperation and Partnerships; Sustainable Use of Biodiversity; Agricultural Biodiversity

African Biodiversity Conservation and Innovations Centre (ABCIC)

The African Biodiversity Conservation and Innovations Centre (ABCIC) was established in 2010 as a non-profit making regional organization enhancing the conservation and sustainable utilization of biodiversity for posterity, environmental preservation and sustenance of livelihoods for the African rural communities. ABCIC primarily focuses on agrobiodiversity and adopts an integrated approach that carefully balances conservation imperatives with the sustainable use through facilitating and promoting production, product development and enhancing marketing of biodiversity products through a value chain approach. ABCIC implements its mandate through applied research, technical advice and strengthening of African institutions involved in agrobiodiversity conservation and use, value chains and capacity building. ABCIC develops strategic partnerships and works in close collaboration with a network of partners for synergy and making the best use of competitive advantages.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

African Views

African Views (AV) is a nonprofit organization on a mission is to facilitate mutual understanding and value-based information from an African populist position to the world and from a constructive world view on African issues. The Organization’s program includes workshops and media advocacy - based on dialogues, learning, and action on African development strategies around the world. AV works in collaboration with accomplished professionals, minds and, and organizations from all over the globe advocating for the goals of safe, healthy, and prosperous societies. The AV framework consist of interdependent components such as strategic sharing of information on its AV radio programs, social media networks, workshops, print publications, conferences, written reports, AVTV, videos reports, directory of services, and community projects.
Our organization members and partners are individuals from a variety of cultural, professional, academic, and religious backgrounds, organizations, private and public institutions who are stakeholders in various scholastic and professional disciplines of human and societal developments. Some of our ongoing projects are African Cultural Exchange (ACE) programs for children and adults, panel discussions on health, environment, youth, women issues, economic, workshops and creating a worldwide directory of African programs. Our activities also include infrastructure and structural analysis on health, environment, economic wellbeing, and education improvement in Africa and countries with significant or minor presence of African Diaspora.

Agency for Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection of the Czech Republic

The Agency for Nature Conservation and Landscape Protection of the Czech Republic (ANCLP) is a governmental body established by the Ministry of the Environment. It was established on March 1st 1995 as a successor of the former Czech Institute for Nature Conservation. The main aim of ANCLP is to protect and conserve nature and landscape on the whole territory of the Czech Republic.
Subject(s): Endangered Species; Protected Areas / In-Situ Conservation; Governance, Law and Policy; Financial Resources and Mechanism; Forest Biodiversity; Agricultural Biodiversity; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Cooperation and Partnerships; Cities and Biodiversity; Sustainable Development / Millenium Development Goals; Convention on Biological Diversity

Aggregate Industries

We are a leading player in the construction industry, committed to creating a better built environment. We produce and supply a wide range of construction materials including aggregates, asphalt, ready-mixed concrete and precast concrete products. We also import and supply cement materials and offer a national road surfacing and contracting service. As a major supplier of materials to the construction industry we are very aware of the impact our products have on people, the environment and the economy. We contribute to more sustainable forms of construction in many ways. From replacing ingredients in our concrete and asphalt products with recycled or less carbon embodied alternatives, to the development and promotion of new innovative systems of construction, such as the use of concrete to maximize the thermal mass in buildings. We see our goal as creating better built environments not only through the provision of the highest quality and most sustainable materials, but also through working closely with our customers, clients and other partners in the supply chain to find the best solution.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Agreement to Promote Compliance with International Conservation and Management Measures by Fishing Vessels on the High Seas

Improves the regulation of fishing vessels on the high seas by strengthening ‘flag-state responsibility'. Parties to the Agreement must ensure that they maintain an authorisation and recording system for high seas fishing vessels and that these vessels do not undermine international conservation and management measures.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog

The aim is to collect in one place anything found on the internet that relates somehow to the notion of agricultural biodiversity.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity

Agriculture and Agri-food Canada

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is a key partner in the development and operation of the Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). They develop and maintain the Canadian version of the ITIS Web site, provide taxonomic specialists who contribute to data development in ITIS, and cooperate with the U.S. ITIS partners in planning and developing enhancements to ITIS.
Subject(s): Research and Science; Agricultural Biodiversity

Agriculture at a Crossroads

Global Agriculture was set up by the Foundation on Future Farming and Biovision in the run-up to Rio+20. The website makes the findings of the vitally important International Assessment of Agricultural Knowledge, Science and Technology for Development (IAASTD) available by topics and offers updated figures, background information, further reading and regular news stories.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity

Agriculture Research Service - United States of America

The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the principal research agency of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). ARS, one of the Research, Education and Economics (REE) agencies, is charged with extending the US's scientific knowledge across a broad range of program areas that affect the American people on a daily basis.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity; Research and Science

Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority - Singapore

The Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) is hosted by Singapore Government that checks the safe food, the safeguard of animals and plants to facilitate the agri-trade.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity; Economics, Trade and Incentive Measures


Grange-Verney est un centre de formation des agriculteurs, des palefreniers et des écuyers. C'est aussi un domaine agricole et des stations agricoles cantonales: la station de culture des champs, la station de protection des plantes, la station de zootechnie, le service de prévention des accidents. Marcelin est spécialisé dans les métiers du vin (viticulteurs, cavistes) et la préparation de la maturité professionnelle, mais il y a aussi la possibilité d'y préparer un CFC agricole avec une spécialisation en viticulture. Grange-Verney et Marcelin sont des centres de congrès et hébergent de nombreuses associations professionnelles.
Subject(s): Agricultural Biodiversity

ALDEBARAN Marine Research & Broadcast

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ALDEBARAN - Linking Science and Media: We proliferate and broadcast knowledge about the ocean as the most important and multifaceted, but simultaneously the least explored habitat on our blue planet earth. Since the 5th of June 1992, the research and media vessel ALDEBARAN from Hamburg’s environmental cross-media agency of the same name travels the oceans as the independent voice of the sea. On board the ALDEBARAN, scientists and journalists are, literally and figuratively, “in the same boat” developing strategies for appealing information processing for various electronic media and the public.

Deutsch Crossmedia-Agentur für Wissenschaft und Me€hr - Wir vermehren Wissen über den Lebensraum Meer und Wasser. Die Ozeane sind der wichtigste und vielfältigste, aber auch gleichzeitig der unbekannteste Lebensraum auf dem blauen Planeten Erde. Seit dem 5. Juni 1992 ist das Medien- und Forschungsschiff ALDEBARAN der gleichnamigen Organisation für Umweltkommunikation aus Hamburg als unabhängiges „Sprachrohr für die Meere“ unterwegs. An Bord der ALDEBARAN treffen Wissenschaftler auf Journalisten und entwickeln "im gleichen Boot" Strategien um Informationen für die elektronischen Medien und die Öffentlichkeit attraktiv aufzubereiten. Wir vermehren Wissen über den Lebensraum Meer und Wasser.

Current activities:

Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

Alliance for Responsible Mining

Standards for fair-trade artisanal gold, silver and platinum. Standard Zero for fairtrade artisanal gold and associated silver and platinum (2009).
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Aluminium For Future Generations

The Aluminium for Future Generations initiative is a programme of continuous improvement on the part of the global aluminium industry, overseen by the International Aluminium Institute. It comprises thirteen voluntary objectives, covering all key phases of aluminium’s life cycle.
Subject(s): Business and Biodiversity

Amazonia Reforestation

Amazonia Reforestation plants tropical trees for profit, socio-economic development and expanded wildlife habitat in Vichada, Colombia. Investors can participate in this program by buying fast growing tropical trees and sharing in the returns based on a 10 year cycle. We follow a sustainable model with mixed-species cultivation and staggered harvesting and replanting for the maximum benefit of the planet and local wildlife. Our program also seeks to commercialize native tree species that otherwise would be logged from natural forests, by supporting native tree seed collection, nurseries and planting. We believe that biodiverse plantations with modern forestry practices offer the best results for humans and local wildlife alike.

American Bird Conservancy

American Bird Conservancy (ABC) is a 501(c)(3), not-for profit organization whose mission is to conserve native birds and their habitats throughout the Americas.
Subject(s): Endangered Species

American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation

The American Museum of Natural History’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) was created in 1993 to apply the Museum’s extensive scientific and educational resources to conservation policy and action. The CBC develops model programs that integrate research, education, and outreach so that people become participants in its conservation. The CBC’s mission is to mitigate critical threats to global biological and cultural diversity by:

  • Advancing scientific research in diverse ecosystems
  • Strengthening the application of science to conservation practice and policy
  • Developing professional, institutional, and community capacity
  • Furthering AMNH's efforts to heighten public understanding and stewardship of biodiversity.

Amphibian Survival Alliance

The Amphibian Survival Alliance (ASA) protects amphibians and their habitats through dynamic partnerships worldwide. As the world’s largest partnership for amphibian conservation, the Alliance draws on cutting-edge research to protect amphibians and key habitats worldwide, in addition to educating and inspiring the global community to become a part of the amphibian conservation movement. Without immediate and coordinated action we stand to lose half of some 7,000 species of amphibians in our lifetimes.
Subject(s): United Nations Decade on Biodiversity - 2011-2020

An International Program of Biodiversity Science

A number of scientists from all parts of the world have decided to combine their efforts in initiating DIVERSITAS, a partnership of inter-governmental and non-governmental organisations, formed to promote, facilitate and catalyse scientific research on biodiversity - its origin, composition, ecosystem function, maintenance, and conservation. The goal of DIVERSITAS is to provide accurate scientific information and predictive models of the status of biodiversity and sustainability of the use of the Earth's biotic resources, and to build a world-wide capacity for the science of biodiversity
Subject(s): Conference of the Parties; Convention on Biological Diversity; Cooperation and Partnerships; Marine and Coastal Biodiversity; Research and Science; Clearing-House Mechanism; Forest Biodiversity

  • United Nations
  • United Nations Environment Programme