The BES-Net web portal provides a rich database of scientific, indigenous and local knowledge; and a wide database of policymakers and practitioners working on different aspects of biodiversity and ecosystem services all over the world. It offers various avenues to promote active communication and interaction amongst registered BES-Net users

'Dedicated Working Groups' are groups created for users registered as participants during national and regional Trialogues, that allow us all to come together and make decisions about the issues discussed during the event. Here the participants can take an active part in the drafting of the action document and take advantage of the group features to engage in general discussion among one another.

Find and Connect to BES-Net Users

Search for and interact with other BES-Net users and groups who share common interests.

Ask Experts

BES-Net has a roster of more than 120 highly qualified experts with profound knowledge and expertise on biodiversity and ecosystem services issues. Send your questions to individual expert(s) or poll a group of experts on the specific topic.


Engage in discussions with fellow BES-Net users by commenting on existing threads or creating a new topic thread based on your interests and experiences.