Who we are?
Association Biom is a voluntary, non-governmental organization dedicated to nature conservation, promotion and popularisation.
Our goals are the following:
• preservation and restoration of natural ecosystems (mainly focusing on birds, but also on other wild animals and their habitats),
• building and nurturing a relationship between humans and nature,
• ensuring harmonisation of economic development and nature conservation by supporting the development of industries which promote the country’s natural heritage – our ancestors’ heritage that we must preserve for future generations.
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Our beginnings and development
Biom was founded in 2006 with the aim to study and protect the living world and to raise public awareness of biodiversity, endangered species and habitats, sustainable development and environmental protection in general.
From our humble beginnings as a small association with just a few initial employees working on their own computers, we are now an organisation with 30 employees and more than 400 members, implementing major European projects. We are involved in many nature preservation initiatives in Croatia and cooperate with numerous organisations and institutions on different nature protection activities. We are currently an association employing the most biologists and ornithologists in Croatia and these experts all contribute with their specific knowledge and experiences. However, we have employees of other professions as well, such as forest engineers and lawyers. In 2018, we became a full partner of BirdLife International, the international umbrella organisation for conservation of birds, their habitats and biological diversity worldwide.
We proudly represent Croatia in this important partnership, but we also feel an additional responsibility, which is why we are committed to diligently working towards meeting our main objective – preservation of biodiversity to the benefit of both nature and society. Our association is also a member of the IUCN (The International Union for Conservation of Nature), whose members are representatives of both state institutions and non-governmental organisations. In 2018, we published the Birds of Croatia and Europe, guidebook, the Croatian edition of one of the world’s best guides for bird identification. That same year we founded the company Biom priroda u društvu d.o.o. to enable us to carry out other economic activities.
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We regularly organise classes, workshops, camps and trainings – join us and learn with us!
We take pride in as many as 8000 volunteer hours annually. Our volunteers are our extended family, we build, clean, learn, teach and monitor together...
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