French Biodiversity Agency - Presentation

A new public institution, a new force for biodiversity

The French Biodiversity Agency was created on 1st January 2020 to protect and restore biodiversity in Metropolitan France and its Overseas Territories. It is a public institution under the authority of the ministries responsible for Ecology and Agriculture & Food.

5 complementary roles:

  • Sharing knowledge, research and expertise about species, habitats and their uses
  • Environmental and wildlife health policing
  • Supporting the implementation of public policies
  • Assisting and supporting protected natural area managers
  • Supporting stakeholders and mobilising civil society.