What we do at Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI)
Ethiopian Plant Genetic Resources Center (PGRC/E) was founded in 1976 based on a bilateral technical cooperation agreement between the Governments of Ethiopia and Germany. Its main objective was to rescue the country's plant genetic resources from adverse impacts of human activities and natural calamities and by this support crop improvement programs. In 1998, it was reorganized to the Institute of Biodiversity Conservation & Research (IBCR) to widen its mandate in order to be able to implement Ethiopia's obligations under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). In 2004 it was renamed to the Institute of Biodiversity Conservation (IBC). Nowadays, the institute is named Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute (EBI).
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Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute Geoportal
The geoportal is a platform that facilitates the creation, sharing and collaborative use of biodiversity and protected area management geospatial data under Ethiopian Biodiversity and Protected Area Management Program (ETH-BIOPAMA).
The institute missions are:
Undertake study and research on the proper conservation of Ethiopia’s biodiversity and associated indigenous knowledge, establish participatory conservation mechanisms; ensure fair and equitable Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) ; promote sustainable utilization of biodiversity for sustainable development.
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