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The links below provide information on international organisations relevant to Biodiversity researchers including sources of funding.


EPBRS logo

The European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy is a forum at which scientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders identify strategically important research that is essential to halt the loss of biodiversity

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Diversitas promotes an integrative biodiversity science to produce socially relevant new knowledge and scientific basis for the conservation of biodiversity

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BiodivERsA is an ERA Net involving 19 major research funding agencies from 15 countries in Europe with significant research funding in the field of terrestrial, freshwater and marine biodiversity

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ESF is an association devoted to scientific research. ESF's core purpose is to promote high quality science at a European level

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Framework programmes (FPs) have been the main financial tools through which the European Union supports research and development activities.

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Global Biodiversity Information Facility is a world-wide effort to share biodiversity data. GBIF facilitates the use of biodiversity databases on the Internet.

Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe's global competitiveness. Running from 2014 to 2020 with an €80 billion budget, the EU’s new programme for research and innovation is part of the drive to create new growth and jobs in Europe.

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LIFE is the EU’s financial instrument supporting environmental and nature conservation projects throughout the EU, as well as in some candidate, acceding and neighbouring countries. Since 1992, LIFE has co-financed some 3506 projects, contributing approximately €2.5 billion to the protection of the environment.

KNEUKNEU is a FP7 Coordination Action. The overall objective of the project is to develop a recommended design for a scientific biodiversity Network of Knowledge (NoK) to inform policy-makers and other societal actors.