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Supporting science-based solutions & promoting sustainable development

The European Bureau for Conservation and Development (EBCD) is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) founded in 1989 and based in Brussels (Belgium).

EBCD supports science-based solutions, full stakeholder participation, due consideration for the socio-economic aspects and respect for cultural diversity, while specializing in maritime affairs, fisheries, aquaculture and oceans governance. EBCD promotes the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources both in Europe and worldwide.

EBCD provides the secretariats of the European Parliament Intergroup on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development, the IUCN Fisheries Expert Group and the Market Advisory Council of the Common Fisheries Policy.

EBCD is an active member of the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) since its foundation falling under the international environmental NGO category.

EBCD is supported by government contributions, academia, non-governmental organisation and project-based funding.

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