What can businesses do?

Biodiversity, which is essential to all business activities, is highly endangered everywhere on earth. Offering citizens-consumers sustainable and biodiversity-friendly goods and services is becoming an issue of the utmost importance for businesses.

Practically, what can I do for my business?

BiodiversiTree is an online tool that helps you choose actions for biodiversity according to your situation, your resources, the place where you are located and your activity field.

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Biodiversity-friendly processes – that's possible!

Businesses rely directly or indirectly on natural resources and are thus unavoidable actors in the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. It is essential for them to act by taking the conservation of biodiversity into account in all their processes.

Facts on industry and biodiversity

  • 40%

    of the pharmaceutical molecules contain at least 1 active ingredient of biological origin.

  • 2700

    litres of water are needed for producing one cotton T-shirt, which is equivalent to what a person drinks in two and a half years.

  • 3M

    hectares of coastal wetlands have been destroyed for shrimp farming.

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BeBiodiversity Invasive alien species – The traveller awareness campaign

Invasive alien species – The traveller awareness campaign

A silent invasion: invasive alien species   Red-vented bulbul, Egyptian goose, Amur sleeper, broomsedge bluestem, these names probably do not mean anything to you… Still, they are among the 88 invasive alien species of animals and plants that are regulated by the European Union. Despite of their pleasant names, those species represent an important threat to our biodiversity and the ecosystems which we live in.  

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BeBiodiversity Biodiversity, victim of fast fashion!

Biodiversity, victim of fast fashion!

The world of fashion, with its big names, its catwalks and its designers, is still a dream. This sector remains associated with seduction, beauty and creativity. And yet, the other side of the picture is gloomier. The industry is increasingly criticised for its environmental impacts and unacceptable working conditions. Overconsumption and large-scale pollution make the textile sector one of the most polluting in the world.

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BeBiodiversity Save biodiversity by eating better

Save biodiversity by eating better

Our food choices have significant effects on biodiversity and ecosystems, but also on our health. Among other things, intensive meat production is responsible for the destruction of many ecosystems around the world and excessive meat consumption is a source of various diseases. Yet demand is growing on an increasingly populated planet with limited natural resources. As individuals, do we have a role to play in mitigating this trend in a globalised world? The answer is yes!

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BeBiodiversity A very meaty diet: what consequences for biodiversity?

A very meaty diet: what consequences for biodiversity?

Did you know that, in the European Union, the food industry is the main cause of environmental damage, followed by housing and mobility?[1] Although many consumers are aware of this, we tend to underestimate the effects of our eating habits on the environment.[2] While this is not good news, it does mean that our choices can make a real difference. But can we really protect biodiversity at mealtimes?

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BeBiodiversity Unravelling the link between trafficking in sea turtles and plastic pollution

Unravelling the link between trafficking in sea turtles and plastic pollution

Every year thousands of turtles return to their birthplace on the beaches of the South Pacific to lay their eggs. These include the Olive Ridley, Pacific Leatherback and Hawksbill turtles. While their grace, agility and speed delight and surprise at sea, on the beaches they are slow and vulnerable. Some species take 20 years to reach their reproductive age.

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