Proclamation No.120/1998 Institute of Biodiversity Conservation and Research Establishment Proclamation
The rights and obligations of the former Plant Genetic Resources Centre and the Wildlife Conservation and Development Organization transferred to the Institute
Proclamation No. 167/1999 Institute of Biodiversity Conservation and Research Establishment (Amendment) Proclamation
Proclamation No. 381/2004 Institute of Biodiversity Conservation and Research Establishment /Amendment Proclamation
A Plant Genetic Resources Center, Ethiopia (PGRC/E) was initially established in May 1976 through a bilateral technical cooperation agreement between the Governments of Ethiopia and Germany. The main objective was to rescue the country’s plant genetic resources from adverse impacts of various human activities and natural calamities and thereby, support crop improvement programs. In 1998, it was re-established as the Institute of Biodiversity Conservation and research. (IBCR) broadening its mandate and duties to implement Ethiopia’s obligation to the Convention of Biological Diversity (CBD). In 2004, the Institute of Biodiversity Conservation (IBC) was amended. At the moment, the institute is renamed as Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute(EBI).