German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)



What is biological diversity?

Biological diversity, or biodiversity, means the diversity of life on Earth – the variability among living organisms and the ecological complexes of which they are part. Three levels of biodiversity are distinguished: first, the diversity of ecosystems, ecological communities, habitats and landscapes, second, the diversity among species, and third, the genetic variety within species.
 Facts about biodiversity
 BfN-publications on the topic 

European conference:

EPBRS - European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy

EPBRS is a forum at which natural and social scientists, policy-makers and other stakeholders identify, structure and focus the strategically important research that is essential to biodiversity and its sustainable use.

Last Change: 25/11/2016