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Welcome to BION - Biodiversity in Bonn

B – Biodiversity

In and around Bonn we find a unique concentration of local, regional, national, and international stakeholders actively working in the field of research and conservation of biodiversity. These institutions are characterized by their uniqueness, specialization and excellence and provide complementary profiles for a whole range of issues related to biodiversity. The recent establishment of both the IPBES-Secretariat and the Global Crop Diversity Trust (GCDT) in Bonn has further extended the international component.

I – Information exchange

BION also offers service functions, e.g., acting as an information hub, an interface between science and politics and for connecting experts. This includes the involvement of BION partners in international processes, such as IPBES, and national networks e.g. DIVERSITAS Deutschland.

O – Organizations

Numerous and often very different institutions are present, such as international organizations (UNU, UNCCD), several Federal Ministries (BMUB, BMZ, BMEL) and Federal Offices/Agencies (BfN, BLE), approx. 15 relevant University institutions, as well as many important stakeholders coming from completely different fields of action, such as the Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung, the DAAD, and the City of Bonn and its networks.

N – Network

Aims of BION are an increased mutual knowledge and understanding and fostering synergies among these institutions and organizations. Multidisciplinary, dynamic and specific networking aims at handling issues related to biodiversity at local, regional, national, and global levels. Through this approach BION targets a showcase improvement of interactions between society, sciences and politics.


Biodiversity Today for Tomorrow – 1st International BION Conference


The Bion Conference on Deutsche Welle Online!


BION Registration

1st International BION conference 2014: “Biodiversity today for tomorrow”

September, 17th to 19th in the Wissenschaftszentrum Bonn, Germany

The conference will be organized by the BION office and its network partners. Please note, that the conference programme and possibility for online registration are now available.

For details and registration, please visit us here.


Alumni-Seminar: Establishment of innovative, multi-state and multi-national networks

12.09.2014 – 15.09.2014 – Göttingen

The Georg-August University Göttingen hereby announces the International DAAD Alumni-Seminar “Establishment of innovative, multi-state and multi-national networks”, which will take place 12 – 15 September 2014 in Göttingen. The seminar is scheduled in the run-up to the international BION conference “Biodiversity Today for Tomorrow” (17 – 19 September 2014).



FIWAlumni-Seminar: Reflecting Biodiversity. Holistic approaches and regional adaptation

DAAD Alumni-Seminar | 12– 15 September 2014 | Bonn

The Forum Internationale Wissenschaft (FIW) is pleased to announces the International DAAD Alumni-Seminar "Reflecting Biodiversity – Holistic approaches and regional adaptation", which will convene 12– 15 September 2014 in Bonn. The seminar - organized and hosted by the FIW's Department Strategic Partnerships -  is scheduled in the run-up to the international BION conference "Biodiversity Today for Tomorrow" (17 – 19 September 2014).



Campus Klein-Altendorf is new member in BION

BION cordially welcomes its latest member!


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