Mountain view, Solomon Islands

About the CBC

The American Museum of Natural History created the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC) in 1993 to contribute its extensive scientific and educational resources to the conservation of the great variety of life in all its forms and the essential interactions among them – our planet’s biodiversity.

The CBC transforms knowledge - from diverse sources and perspectives, and spanning areas of scientific research as well as traditional and local knowledge - into conservation action. Read more about what biodiversity is and why it's important, how we work to conserve it, and the impact of our work:

What is Biodiversity?

What is Biodiversity?

It is the variety of life on Earth at all its levels, from genes to ecosystems, and can encompass the ecological, cultural, and evolutionary processes that sustain life. Biodiversity includes every living thing – from humans to microbes.

What We Do

What We Do

The CBC integrates the Museum's science, collections, and technology into our broad range of programs around the world.  We work to connect diverse perspectives and sources of knowledge to real-world conservation problems and solutions.