The NBFC project

The National Biodiversity Future Center is one of five national centers dedicated to frontier research involving institutions and businesses throughout Italy. More than 1,500 researchers and 48 partner institutions committed to studying and preserving our country's ecosystems and biodiversity.

With NBFC, a concrete message starts from Italy to promote the sustainable management of biodiversity, which plays a crucial role in the functioning of all the Planet's ecosystems and is the basis of life on Earth, with a direct impact on the well-being of the community and the individual.

Biological diversity in all its forms, from microbes to plants and animals to the human species with its cultural diversity, is in the Mediterranean-and particularly in Italy-an even more valuable asset, given that in our country is concentrated some of the most significant biological diversity in all of Europe: 60,000 animal species, 10,000 vascular plants and more than 130 ecosystems. In order to study and protect this richness - the protection of which is now also enshrined in Article 9 of the Italian Constitution, amended in February 2022 precisely to include reference to the concept of biodiversity, together with the new text of Article 41 about the protection of health and the environment - NBFC, the first National Research Center dedicated to biodiversity, coordinated by the National Research Council (CNR), was born. NBFC is composed of an extensive national network of universities, research centers, associations, and other private and social entities, through which the Consortium has the opportunity to take concrete, effective and immediate actions to halt the loss of biodiversity, contributing to the goal of protecting 30 % of the Italian territory by 2030, as the European Union calls for, and promoting, in science and politics, the processes of conservation, restoration and enhancement of biodiversity. Networks will be created to link the scientific community, national and local governments, the business community, and territories. New technologies will be developed to improve research, creating new job opportunities and training a new class of researchers, the scientists of tomorrow.

Project funded by the European Union – NextGenerationEU

Established and funded by the National Recovery and Resilience Plan (PNRR), NBFC is one of five national centers dedicated to frontier research. The Center has received funding of 320 million euros for three years, from 2023 to 2025 and carries out an activity of strategic importance with a view to contributing to achieving the goals of the United Nations Agenda 2030 for sustainable development.

Center activities

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Network management and development system

HUB & Spoke model

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Contact Info

National Biodiversity Future Center
VAT number IT07058500823 – C.F. 07058500823
Piazza Marina, 61 90133 Palermo – Italy
NBFC is subject to the split payment

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Biodiversity constitutes the network of life, it is important to preserve it: this was the start of NBFC


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