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Establishing CLEARWING FOUNDATION FOR BIODIVERSITY




Our company and team members are environmentally conscious. BioVentures Institute’s patented technology has a potentially high impact on environment monitoring, remediation and protection. As a continuation of Bioventures Institute’s 5-year plus cooperation with the Malaysian biotechnology holding, Revongen Corporation, the ClearWing Foundation for Biodiversity was founded (https://www.clearwingfound.com/en_GB/). The foundation was established by two founders: BioVentures Institute Chairman and CEO - professor Piotr Skowron and CEO of Revongen – Mr EL Law who appointed the Foundation Board: the Chairman, an Italian nature/documentary filmmaker – Mr Paolo Volponi and the Vice-chairman, a recognised entomologist – dr Marta Skowron Volponi. The foundation is actively pursuing biodiversity exploration and protection, which has resulted, among others, in the discovery of 5 new clearwing moth species in Malaysia and Thailand, as well as a rediscovery of a metallic blue Asian clearwing moth species, which was considered extinct for 130 years. Dr Marta Skowron Volponi’s discovery was recognised worldwide and featured in numerous articles, including one by Science (http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/12/researchers-find-moth-last-seen-130-years-ago). In BioVentures Institute we care about the environment and biodiversity loss. We understand biodiversity is important because it protects the integrity of ecosystems. We remember that we share this planet with some 1.3 million other species - and those are just the ones we know about. It’s been estimated that we have discovered less than 20% of the total species on Earth, out of 8.7 million predicted to exist. That is why, together with ClearWing Foundation for Biodiversity, we support biodiversity protection, at the same time being aware of the environmental challenges of our times. Through research projects and education campaigns aimed at increasing knowledge of the natural world, we spread awareness of the importance of its conservation through direct action on both a local and global scale.