About Thailand B-DNA
The Thailand Bio-Diversity Network Alliance (B-DNA) is the country’s first and only national Business and Biodiversity platform. The overall goal of the platform is to strengthen the Private Sector’s role in nature conservation in Thailand, with a focus on biodiversity and contributing to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and Aichi Biodiversity Targets. B-DNA provides companies the opportunity to build their awareness and capacity for sustainability, and to network and collaborate on conservation projects across Thailand. B-DNA’s founding partners are IUCN and Toyota.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) is a membership Union uniquely composed of both government and civil society organisations. It provides public, private and non-governmental organisations with the knowledge and tools that enable human progress, economic development and nature conservation to take place together. Created in 1948, IUCN has evolved into the world’s largest and most diverse environmental network. It harnesses the experience, resources and reach of its 1,300 Member organisations and the input of some 13,000 experts. IUCN is the global authority on the status of the natural world and the measures needed to safeguard it. Our experts are organised into six commissions dedicated to species survival, environmental law, protected areas, social and economic policy, ecosystem management, and education and communication.
With Toyota’s business in Thailand, Toyota is committed to contributing to Thai society under the slogan “Toyota Mobility of Happiness”. One of Toyota’s intentions is to conserve and protect the environment. Toyota is committed to promoting environmentally friendly operations. Including dissemination of knowledge and promoting environmental consciousness in Thai society.
An advisory committee has been established to provide strategic direction for the platform and to ensure that it is on track to meeting its established goals. The support from the advisory committee will be important in ensuring the integrity and legitimacy of the platform. Dr. Wijarn Simachaya, President of Thailand Environment Institute (TEI), is the current Chairperson of the Advisory Committee.