Balearic Biodiversity Centre


The Balearic Biodiversity Centre is an initiative that aims to generate knowledge about the rich biological diversity and the exceptional natural environment of the Balearic archipelago. This information is crucial to establish management and conservation policies and to maintain the ecosystem services that biodiversity provides to society. The Balearic Biodiversity Centre is composed of a team of specialized researchers and technicians and is conceived as a scientific-technical support for research groups in R+D+i centres, government managers, and the private sector, as well as to promote strategic collaborations, advice and training on issues related to biodiversity.

General Objectives

The main objective of the Centre is to strengthen the potential and capacity of the scientific community in the region, generating knowledge, collaborations and synergies. The Centre has state-of-the-art equipment for morphological, genetic and genomic studies, and holds collections of natural history and biodiversity data, together with a computing centre for powerful statistical and bioinformatics analyses. Special attention will be devoted to:

i) Generation, management and maintenance of reference natural history collections

ii) Processing, sequencing and analysis of genomes and molecular markers

iii) Generation, maintenance, management, and analysis of biodiversity data

iv) Training of the scientific community and dissemination of information on biodiversity in the Balearic Islands.