BiodiverCities understand that a diverse natural world is the foundation of human existence, as it is relied upon for both survival and quality of life.

ICLEI's Cities Biodiversity Center (CBC) was established in 2009 within the ICLEI Africa Regional Secretariat as a global hub of excellence in urban biodiversity. See the ICLEI CBC website here.



BiodiverCities are aware that ecosystem services contribute towards many essential municipal services, as well as towards the local economy, sustainability and social well-being of their cities.

Biodiversity in cities provides a critical contribution towards achieving the global biodiversity targets.

BiodiverCities buffer further biodiversity loss, improve the urban standard of living, and provide local opportunities for global education and awareness.

Urban biodiversity offers many additional benefits, and is linked to health, poverty alleviation, habitat conservation, air and water quality, climate change adaptation and  mitigation, food provision, fortified infrastructure resilience, and happiness of citizens.

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