The French Biodiversity Agency

A public State institution to protect and restore biodiversity

The French Biodiversity Agency (OFB) was created by law on 1st January 2020 (Law no. 2019-773 of 24 July 2019) to protect and restore biodiversity in Metropolitan France and its Overseas Territories. It is a public institution under the authority of the ministries responsible for Ecology and Agriculture & Food.

5 complementary roles

  •     Sharing knowledge, research and expertise about species, habitats and their uses
  •     Environmental and wildlife health policing
  •     Supporting the implementation of public policies
  •     Assisting and supporting protected natural area managers
  •     Supporting stakeholders and mobilising civil society


The OFB institutional website