The Foundation for Research on Biodiversity (FRB) promotes research to preserve, enhance and sustain biodiversity. The FRB was created in 2008 by eight public research institutions following the ‘Grenelle de l’environnement’; an initiative of the ministries of research and ecology. The eight institutions have since been joined by LVMH, INERIS and the University of Montpellier.
The originality of the FRB lies within its role as an interface between the scientific community, civil society and the business world.
To date, more than 235 associations, companies, managers and local communities have collaborated with the FRB to meet its goal: meeting the scientific challenges of biodiversity.
The FRB collaborates with the International Coral Reef Initiative (ICRI) to implement of the 2016-2018 ICRI action plan with the aim to transfer knowledge about marine biodiversity.