About GBS

The GBS has been developed by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), the Plan Vivo Foundation, TRAFFIC, Center for International Forestry Research and World Agroforestry Centre (CIFOR-ICRAF) and Ecosia.

The development of the assessment methodology has also been supported by Rabobank, Reforest’Action, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Bioflore, Space Intelligence and 1t.org.

The assessment methodology has been tested in six countries by Auroville Botanical Gardens (India), the Centre for Ecosystem Restoration – Kenya, Huarango Nature (Peru), Jardim Botânico Araribá (Brazil), Missouri Botanic Gardens Madagascar Program and Tooro Botanical Gardens (Uganda).

The development of the Global Biodiversity Standard was supported by funding from the Defra, UK Darwin Initiative Extra project DAREX001 and Etihad Airways.

Technical Partners

The Global Biodiversity Standard Technical partners is supported by a global coalition of biodiversity, ecosystem restoration; land management experts including:

Regional Hub Partners

Botanic gardens are vital scientific hubs which provide biodiversity knowledge and play a vital role in species conservation. Our Regional Hubs are vital to the work of the GBS. They include; 


BGCI is grateful to its donors and supporters, whose financial contributions have made the development of this Standard possible.

If you are interested in joining us in our mission promote and protect and more biodiverse world please contact David Bartholomew (Global Biodiversity Standard Project Manager) for sponsorship and partnership opportunities.

Darwin Initiative

The Global Biodiversity Standard is supported by the Darwin Initiative Extra grant DAREX001.

Etihad Airways

Etihad Airways is the Official Airline Sponsor of the Global Biodiversity Standard. 

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JS Global

JS Global is the Official Business and Nature Finance Advisor to the Global Biodiversity Standard.

What is the Standard?

How we are aiming to make a difference through this initiative

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