The JRS Biodiversity Foundation is an independent grantmaking foundation based in Seattle, Washington with assets of $42 million that awards grants to increase the access to and use of biodiversity information in sub-Saharan Africa.
A world in which biodiversity knowledge substantially contributes to conserving the Earth’s biodiversity for the benefit of society.
To increase access to and use of information that will lead to greater biodiversity conservation and more sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa.
To increase the capacity of the institutions and people who collect, manage, and disseminate biodiversity data and information (“biodiversity informatics”) in sub-Saharan Africa and to connect this knowledge to those stakeholders — the policymakers, conservationists, investors, and the public — who make and influence decisions that are crucial to preserving biodiversity.
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