As a capacity sharing “network of networks”, the Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Network (BES-Net) complements the capacity building work of the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and promotes more effective management of biodiversity and ecosystems by enhancing dialogue, interaction and coordination between science, policy, and practice.

BES-Net is managed by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), under the Global Policy Center on Resilient Ecosystems and Desertification (GC-RED) based in Nairobi, and supports the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) in coordinating the National Ecosystem Assessments. Read more...

Latest Highlights

The URBES project wins the 1st BiodivERsA Prize for Excellence and Impact

The URBES project (BiodivERsA 2010-2011 call) has been awarded the opportunity to present their work in the animated video part of the first BiodivERsA Prize..

New UN Development Programme report highlights the challenges and opportunities of building climate resilience as the Arab region works toward peaceful low-carbon climate-resilient development

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New Library Items

Assessing Agrobiodiversity: A Compendium of Methods

PAR (2018) Assessing

Agrobiodiversity: A Compendium of Methods...

Evaluation tool, Guidelines, Tools 2018

Access the latest resources on biodiversity and ecosystem services available in our Knowledge Library.

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Upcoming Events

Cal for Applications: 2018 GYBN Regional Youth Capacity Building Workshop for AFRICA

To strengthen the capacity of young leaders to take action in support of National Biodiversity Strategies and Actions Plan

Stay tuned to the upcoming biodiversity and ecosystem services related events organized worldwide by BES-Net, our partners and other organizers.

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Vacancies & other opportunities


Provide technical expertise or advice and project design guidance. Participate in, and/or leads, multidisciplinary teams to assist governments and Decentralized OfficesEnsure quality control of the GEF project concepts.

Check out current career and other opportunities in the biodiversity and ecosystem services field.

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