Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute Company Information
- United States
The Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute (SCBI) conducts research and monitoring to study, understand, predict, and integrate biodiversity conservation needs with development priorities of mega infrastructure projects. Guided by the principles of the Convention on Biological Diversity, SCBI has worked with a selected group of oil and gas companies since 1996 to develop conservation and development best practices for conserving biodiversity. SCBI strives to contribute best practices for the implementation of the mitigation hierarchy. The Canada Biodiversity Monitoring and Assessment Program (BMAP) identifies and monitors indicator species and habitats in the area of influence of a natural gas pipeline project.