Center for Biodiversity & Conservation

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The American Museum of Natural History created the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation in 1993 to contribute its extensive scientific and educational resources to the conservation of our planet’s biodiversity.

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) transforms knowledge—from diverse sources and perspectives, and spanning areas of scientific research as well as traditional and local knowledge—into conservation action. We seek to advance diversity, inclusion, and equity in the field of conservation towards a culturally vibrant conservation workforce. Read more about what biodiversity is and why it's important, how we work to conserve it, and the impact of our work.

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SCCS-NY 2024

The 15th annual Student Conference on Conservation Science - New York will be held Oct. 9-11, 2024. Stay tuned for 2024 conference updates!

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In Memoriam: Dr. Eleanor Sterling

The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation is deeply saddened to share the passing of Dr. Eleanor J. Sterling.

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