Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute

The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute conducts research to study, understand, predict, and monitor the impact of infrastructure development projects on biodiversity and ecosystem services. The knowledge and information generated by SCBI programs provides management recommendations for best conservation and sustainable development practices. Guided by the principles of the Convention on Biological Diversity, SCBI has worked with selected energy development companies since 1996 to integrate biodiversity conservation priorities into development projects