Below you will find a list of all our partners and stakeholders involved in research with the Biodiversity Institute. If you would like to become a partner please contact us!
The Alliance of Religions and Conservation (ARC) is a secular body that helps the major religions of the world to develop their own environmental programmes, based on their own core teachings, beliefs and practices – creating powerful alliances by linking faith communities with key environmental organisations and conservation groups.
The goal of the Genomic Observatories Network is to preserve Earth’s life support systems and promote sustainable development through a better understanding of the human-environment interaction. The approach is to apply cutting-edge genomic technologies to observe the flux of genetic variation — the Earth’s “biocode” — across human and natural ecosystems. Linking these genetic data to other biophysical and socioeconomic data and integrate the resulting information in predictive models – with the aim to map the quality and distribution of biodiversity and the ecosystem services it provides under various scenarios of human activity.
Proforest helps people manage the world’s natural resources sustainably. It is an independent, international organisation that works alongside producers, industry, governments, NGOs and communities to help them understand and address their sustainability challenges, bridge their differences and arrive at effective, integrated solutions. Proforest expertise delivers sustainable natural resource management – from policy, investment and procurement to production on the ground.
The High Conservation Value (HCV) concept was originally devised in the context of forest certification but it is also applicable to other ecosystems and habitats. It has evolved into a valuable and flexible toolkit for a variety of uses, including land-use planning, conservation advocacy, and designing responsible purchasing and investment policies. The HCV Resource Network was established by a group of organizations who use the HCV approach, including environmental and social NGOs, international development agencies, timber and forest product certifiers, suppliers and buyers, and forest managers.
Commissioned by the Dutch government, Staatsbosbeheer manages a sizeable amount of the nature reserves in the Netherlands. Central to their mission is working towards a sustainable living environment for man, plant and animal. Staatsbosbeheer maintain, restore and develop natural and cultural landscapes, sharing the enthusiasm and care for national heritage by opening sites to the public as much as possible, and by promoting outdoor recreation.
Statoil is an international energy company present in more than 30 countries around the world – with clear goals to ensure sustainable development and help improve the environment. With initiatives on biodiversity, clean air, impact assessments and the health, safety and environment policy, that furthers their goal.
The UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) is a collaboration between the United Nations Environment Programme, the world’s foremost intergovernmental environmental organization, and WCMC, a UK-based charity. UNEP-WCMC is UNEP’s specialist biodiversity assessment arm, and the Centre for UNEP’s collaboration with WCMC.
The Sylva Foundation is a charitable trust and a company limited by guarantee.The foundation runs a number of projects under the Science, Education and Forestry programmes. The Sylva Foundation arose from work initiated through the think-tank Forestry Horizons, which was conceived by Sir Martin Wood and Dr Gabriel Hemery in 2006.
The charitable objects are to promote the conservation of the environment for the public benefit consistent with sustainable development principles by:
- advancing education for the public benefit in the theory and practice of sustainable forest management;
- promoting and conducting research for the public benefit about effective sustainable forest management and the dissemination of the useful results of such research;
- supporting the development and application of sustainable forest management for the public benefit;
- advancing education and business enterprise in the design and production of home-grown wood products for the public benefit