The French Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (Fondation pour la Recherche sur la Biodiversité) is a platform for the various scientific players and stakeholders in society concerned with biodiversity.


The Foundation for Research on Biodiversity was created in 2008, following the Grenelle Environment Forum with the support of the ministries for research and ecology and 8 public research establishments (BRGM, Cirad, CNRS, Ifremer, INRA, IRD, IRSTEA, MNHN), joined by LVMH in 2014.

Generating innovation, promoting scientific projects in association with society and developing studies, overviews and valuations are at the core of the foundation’s missions. To date, more than 160 structures, associations, businesses, managers and authorities have joined the FRB with the aim of facing scientific biodiversity challenges together.

4 approaches for promoting research and creating a science-society interface:

  • Strengthen and mobilise biodiversity stakeholders
  • Promote overview and forward-looking activities
  • Maintain an interdisciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach to research
  • Disseminate knowledge and showcase French research

To find out more about the Foundation for Research on Biodiversity: www.fondationbiodiversite.fr