We are a team of biodiversity and ecosystem services experts, focusing on practical solutions for managing biodiversity risk and achieving positive conservation outcomes. We work across sectors to establish leading environmental performance and to deliver an ecologically sustainable basis for development.

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Deadline fast approaching – apply by 21 May 

We’re recruiting! We are looking for experienced professionals passionate about business and biodiversity. We are looking for three different roles to join our growing team: Researcher, Consultant and Principal Consultant.

Whether Researcher, Consultant or Principal Consultant, you are likely to come from an ecology-related background, e.g. landscape ecology, marine science, restoration ecology, HCV assessment, conservation planning, socio-economics, or protected areas management, all with non-OECD focus. Sector experience such as forestry, agribusiness, infrastructure, extractives, renewable energy and/or supply chains will also be viewed favourably.

If you have an affinity for nature, have worked in conservation or international environmental management, and wish to make a real change to the way the world works then one of our opportunities may be for you. Applications by 21 May.

IPBES Global Assessment – Nature’s Dangerous Decline ‘Unprecedented’
Species Extinction Rates ‘Accelerating’

The landmark IPBES report released its key findings on 7 May 2019 and makes for a sobering read. IPBES Chair, Sir Robert Watson emphasises that, “The health of ecosystems on which we and all other species depend is deteriorating more rapidly than ever. We are eroding the very foundations of our economies, livelihoods, food security, health and quality of life worldwide.” He adds a chink of light: “it is not too late to make a difference, but only if we start now at every level from local to global. Through ‘transformative change’, nature can still be conserved, restored and used sustainably.”

The report concludes that we will miss most global targets, with little hope for achieving 16 of the 20 Aichi biodiversity targets and current negative biodiversity trends “undermining” 80% of the Sustainable Development Goals – demonstrating that biodiversity loss is not just “an environmental issue, but also a developmental, economic, security, social and moral issue as well”.