Global Mountain Biodiversity Assessment (GMBA)

GMBA network projects

Kabobo massif is one of the most biodiverse sites in Africa. Yet over the last decades civil war and insecurity prevented the exploration of its biodiversity and its protection. The Kabobo expedition aims at exploring some of the massif's areas and animal groups that remain to date unexplored and at further promoting the protection of the area with the gazettment of the proposed Ngamikka National Park. Read more...

The P3 project will conduct ecological research and policy relevant actions on pollution, pathogens, and anthropological impacts in mountain ecosystems, especially at the interface of aquatic and terrestrial habitats and in the socio-ecological system. The research will be conducted in four mountain ranges: the Pyrenees (France), Dhofar Mountains (Oman), Sierra Nevada (USA) and the Great Hinggan Mountain (China). Read more...

The Great Escarpment of Southern Africa is home to about half the regions’s known centres of plant endemism but the plant and animal diversity of much of the region is poorly known. The Great Escarpment Research Project is a multidisciplinary project aiming at assessing this diversity and the ecosystem services it supports. Read more...