Selected Activities and Results of the BioFrankfurt Network

The network is fostering an intensive exchange of knowledge between international experts in a wide array of disciplines, as well as the transfer of their knowledge to the public. Activities of BioFrankfurt include various regional communication and education projects and following core activities

  • a focused education program about biodiversity, with exhibitions, symposia, guided tours and excursions
  • special information and training aimed at schools and teachers
  • co-ordinated research projects to establish new ideas and to capitalise on potential synergies
  • an ongoing dialogue with partners in industry and society

All over the world governmental and non-governmental organisations initiate and implement projects dedicated to the conservation of natural resources. Such projects are ideally run by biologists who have knowledge and understanding of biodiversity related issues as well as managerial abilities. By the present spring school, expert knowledge, skills, and practical experience related to conservation project management will be taught to advanced students of biology and related subjects, to biologists at the beginning of their professional career, and to junior project managers from Africa, Latin America, and Asia. Teachers will be professionals and practitioners of biodiversity-related institutions of Frankfurt am Main but also from institutions outside. We aim at providing an insight in managerial and project management aspects of professional fields for biologists and to promote future managers and leaders of conservation projects.

 

 

The campaign aims to inform about the surprising diversity of animal and plant life in the city and its surroundings, and their important role for the ecological balance of our region.

BiK-F is a joint venture between the Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung and the Goethe University in Frankfurt am Main, Germany – both being members of BioFrankfurt. Further partners are the Institut für sozial-ökologische Forschung (ISOE), Deutscher Wetterdienst and EUMETSAT.