Connect with scientists, knowledge holders, policymakers and practitioners and join a global conversation on capacity building in the arena of biodiversity and ecosystem services – start an online discussion with new contacts, poll and survey experts, and much more


Search for individuals listed on our thematic and methodological rosters of experts to find answers to your questions – ask a single expert or poll a group of experts on their area of expertise.


Survey policymakers, scientists and practitioners in biodiversity and ecosystem services on a question or topic of your choice.

Live Chat

Engage in discussions with fellow BES-Net users and BES-Net Administrators


Engage in discussions with fellow BES-Net users. Comment on existing or topics or create new threads based on your experience and interests.

Find and Connect

Search for BES-Net users who share your interests and create (or follow existing) groups through which to communicate and collaborate.

Equator Initiative

Engage with the Equator Initiative’s community from the UN, governments, civil society, businesses and grassroots organizations to recognize and advance local sustainable development solutions for people, nature and resilient communities.