The Center for Biodiversity Outcomes (CBO) at Arizona State University is a partnership between the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability and the School of Life Sciences. The center’s mission is to enable the discoveries and solutions needed to sustain Earth’s biodiversity in a time of rapid biophysical, institutional and cultural change.
The CBO works to achieve its mission by:
- Conducting cutting-edge research on biodiversity conservation
- Providing training and education to the next generation of conservation leaders
- Developing and implementing innovative conservation strategies
- Partnering with governments, NGOs, corporations, and other academic institutions to advance biodiversity conservation
The CBO has a strong relationship with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). The IUCN is the world’s largest and most respected conservation organization. The CBO works with the IUCN on a variety of projects, including:
- Developing and implementing the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
- Identifying and managing Key Biodiversity Areas (KBAs)
- Promoting sustainable resource management
- Building capacity for biodiversity conservation in developing countries
The CBO is a leading center for biodiversity conservation research and education. It is committed to working with partners to develop and implement innovative solutions to the biodiversity crisis.
Here are some specific examples of the CBO’s work with the IUCN:
- The CBO is a partner in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world’s most comprehensive inventory of the conservation status of plants and animals. The CBO’s researchers have contributed to the assessment of hundreds of species, and the center provides training and support to scientists working on the Red List.
- The CBO is also a partner in the IUCN Key Biodiversity Areas (KBA) programme. KBAs are areas of importance for biodiversity conservation, and the CBO is involved in identifying and managing KBAs around the world.
- The CBO works with the IUCN to promote sustainable resource management. The center’s researchers are developing tools and strategies to help people use natural resources in a way that is both sustainable and equitable.
- The CBO also supports capacity building for biodiversity conservation in developing countries. The center provides training and technical assistance to scientists, policymakers, and practitioners in developing countries.
The CBO is a valuable partner for the IUCN in the fight to conserve biodiversity. The center’s research, education, and outreach efforts are making a real difference in the world.