At Naturalis Biodiversity Center we want to describe, understand and explore biodiversity for human wellbeing and the future of our planet.
Mission and vision
We want to describe, understand and explore biodiversity for human well-being and the future of our planet. We do that by:
building up the collection of biological and geological diversity and increasing the accessibility of this;
contributing to the global effort to reconstruct biodiversity and to understand the interaction between species by doing scientific research;
using the collection to tell the story of the natural world in its natural historical and cultural historical context in a way that captures the imagination of different age groups and feeds their sense of awe;
openly sharing, in an open dialogue, knowledge about the natural world, taxonomy and biodiversity that is useful for society and a sustainable economy.
Internationally recognized authority on biodiversity
Each contact with Naturalis increases my enthusiasm for and knowledge of the amazing diversity of nature.