‘eighty years of promoting biodiversity conservation through taxonomic research, scientific training and international networks’

Harrison Institute, Centre for Biodiversity Research


Harrison Institute training and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)

The Institute is committed to capacity building in the biodiversity sciences in order to help countries fulfill their obligations to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). 

The training and academic supervision programmes of the Harrison Institute are especially relevant to the cross cutting theme of the ‘Global Taxonomy Initiative’ and five Articles of the CBD:
  • Article 7- identifying and monitoring components of biodiversity important for conservation

  • Article 10 – sustainable use of biological diversity with respect to cultural practices (e.g. human harvesting of wildlife species)

  • Article 12 –training of in-country staff/students to conduct research relevant to the CBD

  • Article 13 – public education and awareness by increasing the capacity of local scientists to communicate with the general public on important conservation/ biodiversity issues

  • Article 17 – exchange of information – by promoting a network of local and regional/ international universities.