bat biodiversity partnership - Who we are

The British American Tobacco Biodiversity Partnership consists of four Partners: Earthwatch Institute, Fauna & Flora International, the Tropical Biology Association and British American Tobacco.1


Earthwatch Institute

Earthwatch Institute is an international environmental organisation committed to conserving the diversity and integrity of life on Earth to meet the needs of current and future generations.

Through its programmes and partnerships, Earthwatch Institute:

  • Promotes the understanding and action necessary for a sustainable environment;
  • Inspires people to take responsibility for the environment through scientific field research and education;
  • Supports research to inform decisions on important environmental issues; and
  • Motivates people to change their attitudes and behaviour.

Fauna & Flora International

Fauna & Flora International

Founded in 1903, Fauna & Flora International is a registered charity and the world’s longest-established international conservation organisation. Operating in more than 40 countries – mainly in the developing world – Fauna & FIora International continues to make a lasting positive impact on global biodiversity by saving endangered species from extinction, protecting ecosystems and habitats from destruction, and improving the livelihoods of local people.

Fauna & Flora International provides support and expertise to conservation initiatives around the world by:

  • Ensuring global and local communities put a tangible value on biodiversity;
  • Building up the conservation capacity of others to protect the natural world; and
  • Helping businesses to reduce their own impacts on biodiversity.

Fauna & Flora International’s sustainable solutions, ranging from partnerships to technical support and direct funding, are based on sound science and take account of human needs.

Tropical Biology Association

Tropical Biology Association

With offices in Cambridge and Nairobi, the Tropical Biology Association is a non-governmental organisation that works to develop the capability of people and institutions to manage biodiversity effectively in the tropics.

The Tropical Biology Association runs field-based training in biodiversity research and conservation in East Africa, Madagascar and South East Asia, as well as specialist workshops for conservation practitioners and forestry managers. Through its follow-up support programme, it enhances its training impacts by providing trained biologists with access to funding, job opportunities and a global network to help them to better manage biodiversity in their home countries.

British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco

British American Tobacco is the world’s second-largest quoted tobacco group by global market share. Founded in 1902, the business now has a presence in more than 180 countries, manufacturing operations in 41 countries and employs almost 60,000 people worldwide.

British American Tobacco has a significant interest in tobacco leaf growing, working with 200,000 farmers internationally, and giving direct agronomy support to some 160,000 growers in 19 countries, covering some 400,000 hectares under cultivation.

British American Tobacco believes that because its products pose risks to health, it is all the more important that the business is managed responsibly. Responsibility is integral to the business strategy and through dialogue with stakeholders, British American Tobacco works to pursue its commercial objectives in line with changing expectations of a modern tobacco business.

  1. Royal Botanical Gardens Kew was a Partner until 2007