BES-Net’s strength lies in its diverse network, which brings together organizations at the global, national and local levels, pooling the expertise of researchers from natural and social science fields to address the most pressing drivers of biodiversity loss.

Our Consortium

BES-Net is jointly implemented by UNDP, UNEP-WCMC and UNESCO. Each partner in this consortium brings valuable capacities and insights, complementing different aspects of BES-Net’s work.


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Our Partners

Envisioned as a capacity-sharing network of networks to support the uptake of IPBES assessments on the ground, BES-Net leverages the transformative potential of 100+ Network Partners globally to achieve a shared goal of ensuring diverse, healthy and resilient ecosystems.

Advanced Science and Research Center
Africa Portal
African Biodiversity Network
African Climate and Environment Center – Future African Savannas (AFAS)
African Union
African Wildlife Foundation (AWF)
American Museum & Natural history
Association for Farmers Rights Defense
Bangladesh Environment and Development Society
Belgium Ecosystem Services
Bio-Bridge Initiative
Biodiversity Finance Initiative (BIOFIN)
Biodiversity Heritage Library
Biodiversity International
Biodiversity Science-Policy Interfaces Network for Early Career Scientists (BSPIN)
BirdLife International
Blue Solutions
Centre for Ecological Research
Comisión Nacional para el Conocimiento y Uso de la Biodiversidad (CONABIO)
Commission des Forêts d’Afrique Centrale
Community Initiative for Sustainable Environment and Gender Development (CISEGD) Cameroon
Conservation Alliance
Conservation International (CI)
Conservation Strategy Fund (CSF)
Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)
Earth Mind
EBM Tools Network
ECO Science Foundation (ECOSF)
Economic valuation of ecosystem services in Man and Biosphere reserves: testing effective rapid assessment methods in selected African MABs (EVAMAB)
Ecosystem Services Partnership
Equator Initiative
Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute
Farm Practice Initiative
Fauna & Flora International (FFI)
Federal Ministry of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
Forest People Programme
Forests & Livelihoods: Assessment, Research, and Engagement (FLARE)
French Foundation for Biodiversity Research (FRB)
Future Earth
Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF)
Global RCE Network Education for Sustainable Development
Guiana Shield Facility (GSF)
HELMHOLTZ Center for Environmental Research-UFZ
Hive Tracks
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability
Institut de Recherche Pour le Developpement (IRD)
Institute for Biodiversity (IBN)
Instituto Humboldt Colombia
Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)
Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
International Network of Next-Generation Ecologists (INNGE)
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
International University Network on Cultural and Biodiversity Conservation (IUNCBD)
Japanese Biodiversity Observation Network (J-BON)
Land Use Synergies and Conflicts within the framework of the 2030 Agenda (LANUSYNCON)
Life 4 Pollinators
Luc Hoffmann Institute
National Ecosystem Assessment Initiative (NEA)
Nature Kenya
Nature-based Solutions Initiative
Network For Environment and Sustainable Development in Central Africa (NESDA-CA) – Cameroon
Network of Marine Protected Area Managers in the Mediterranean (MedPAN)
Norwegian Environment Agency
Observatoire Du Sahara ET Du Sahel (OSS)
Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS)
Panorama Solutions for a Healthy Planet
Plataforma Brasileira de Biodiversidade e Servicos Ecossistemicos
Platform for Agrobiodiversity Research (PAR)
Promote Pollinators
Rede Brasileira de Interações Planta-Polinizador (REBIPP)
Research Institute Nature and Forest
Responsible Ecosystems Sourcing Platform (RESP)
Seed Madagascar
Society for Conservation Biology
South African National Biodiversity Institute (SANBI)
Sub-Global Assessment Network (SGAN)
TERRA 1530
The Economics of Land Degradation Initiative (ELD)
The Global Support Initiative to Indigenous Peoples and Community-Conserved Territories and Areas
The JRS Biodiversity Foundation
The Mountain Institute
TIAMASG Foundation
Turtle Island Institute
UN Environment Programme
UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre
United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations University for Water, Environment and Health
Wageningen Centre for Development Innovation
West African Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (WABES)
Wetlands International
Wildlife Institute of India
World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF)
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
World Resources Institute
World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
Young ES Specialists (YESS)
Zef Center for Development Research University of Bonn

Our Experts

With a pool of over 130 experts in fields such as conservation, restoration, ecosystem-based adaptation, biodiversity finance and indigenous and local knowledge, BES-Net’s work benefits from a global pool of expertise. BES-Net-registered users can also gain access to these experts.

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