Biodiversity and Research

The Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle is an institute of research excellence and benefits from reputed international scientific expertise, notably in connection to biodiversity.

The Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle has nearly 600 researchers and 40 learned societies, covering around twenty disciplines. It is positioned as a reputed scientific establishment, notably on the theme of biodiversity.

The Muséum’s three scientific departments – Origines et Évolution, Adaptation du Vivant, Homme et Environnement – work through research units to produce knowledge on the long history of the Earth, life, humans and societies, and to disseminate this knowledge to all types of audience. They cover multiple research fields, notably those studying biodiversity, and they have a good reputation both nationally and internationally. The Muséum pour la Planète endowment fund provides long-term support for this key mission.

The Muséum pour la Planète endowment fund is committed to supporting the Muséum’s certified explorations, so as to enrich our knowledge of the living world for generations to come. These explorations are characterised by the diversity of disciplines involved and their high scientific quality, as well as by their legal reliability with respect to the local populations and international law. They make it possible to better understand biodiversity, an essential step in monitoring its evolution and protecting it.

Additionally, the Muséum pour la Planète endowment fund supports scientific programmes to protect animal biodiversity in situ, in their natural habitats, and also ex situ, in the Muséum’s three zoological parks. This serves to preserve the genetic diversity of these species and to help the Muséum transmit a sustainable ecosystem to future generations.

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