The Center for Biodiversity and Conservation’s (CBC) 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. The CBC currently works in the NY metropolitan area, the Bahamas, Solomon Islands, Mainland Southeast Asia, and the Southwestern Research Station in the Chiricahua Mountains of Southeastern Arizona.
The CBC holds an annual symposium designed to foster interdisciplinary discussion of cutting-edge issues in biodiversity research and conservation.
Symposia topics cover a wide range of conservation issues impacting numerous sciences. Access them to learn more about topics including: biodiversity science and policy, the extinction process, the value of biodiversity to human health, conservation challenges in the face of climate change, the impact of urban sprawl on biodiversity, the role of recent technological advances in conserving genetic diversity, and much more. Video and audio podcasts, posters, and presentations are available.
- Protecting Nature
- Life in the Leaf Litter (English / Spanish)
- A Seasonal Guide to New York City's Invertebrates
- Kid's Guide to the Birds of Central Park
- Living With Nature: Cooking for Biodiversity
- Healthy Eating for You and the Planet: Select Seasonally
- Healthy Eating for You and the Planet: Avoiding Pesticides in Produce
- Living With Biodiversity Series
- Guidelines for the Ecotraveler
- Biodiversity in Crisis