The mission of the Biodiversity Research Center is to:
- Promote basic biodiversity research
- Assess, study, and sustainably develop biodiversity in Taiwan
- Integrate biological, biotechnological, ecological, and socio-economical disciplines in pursuit of academic excellence and innovation
- 4) Promote biodiversity and sustainable public education
Taiwan is a small island, taking up only 0.03% of the world’s land mass. However, the number of plant and animal species in Taiwan is 2.6% of the world’s. Taiwan has such high species biodiversity because there are a great variety of ecosystems including high mountains, estuaries, coral reefs, and deep-sea systems. Taiwan is also located at a position where multiple oceanographic currents interact. Therefore, preservation of the plant and animal species biodiversity and sustainably managing their habitats in and around Taiwan will contribute greatly to the conservation of global biodiversity.