At Naturalis Biodiversity Center we want to describe, understand and explore biodiversity for human well-being 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.