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The Business & Biodiversity Resource Centre (BBRC) is hosted by Earthwatch Institute (Europe) and is supported by the Environmental Action Fund of DEFRA, English Nature and members of Earthwatch's Corporate Environmental Responsibility Group (CERG).

Earthwatch Institute (Europe) would like to thank the following companies for their contribution to Earthwatch’s Business and Biodiversity work:

Actis; Amerada Hess Ltd; Anglo American plc; Aviva plc; Barclays plc; Beacon Press; BP plc; British American Tobacco plc; Cadbury Schweppes plc; Diageo Foundation; GE Healthcare; GlaxoSmithKline plc; Good Energy; HSBC Holdings plc; ICI plc; KPMG; Land Securities Group plc; Lyondell Chemical Company; Marks & Spencer plc; Mitsubishi Corporation Fund for Europe & Africa; Premier Oil plc; RMC Group plc; Rio Tinto plc; The Royal Bank of Scotland Group plc; Royal Mail Group plc; RWE npower; RWE Thames Water; Shell International Ltd; Sony International (Europe) GmbH; Syngenta International AG; UBS; The Vodafone Group Foundation; Westpac Banking Corporation; Zurich Financial Services (UKISA) Ltd.


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