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Due to the weather, the Museum is closed on Tuesday, January 27. All Tuesday programs and some Wednesday programs have been cancelled. Please check here for a full list, and check back for regular updates.

The Museum will be open on Wednesday, January 28, during regular hours, from 10 am to 5:45 pm.

Regular updates will also be posted to our Facebook page and Twitter account (@AMNH).

About

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation's mission is to mitigate critical threats to global biological and cultural diversity by:

  • advancing scientific research in diverse ecosystems;
  • strengthening the application of science to conservation practice and public policy;
  • developing professional, institutional, and community capacity; and
  • furthering the Museum's efforts to heighten public understanding and stewardship of biodiversity.
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What Is Biodiversity?

The term biodiversity refers to the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, from genes to ecosystems, and the ecological and evolutionary processes that sustain it. Biodiversity includes not only species we consider rare, threatened, or endangered, but every living thing.

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Announcements

News and announcements about the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation and, its programs and events.

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FAQ

Questions and answers about the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation’s work.

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Advisory Council

The Advisory Council provides input and guidance on the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation’s activities.

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