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CEBA aims at coordinating and facilitating scientific research on biodiversity in French Guiana and, beyond that, in Amazonia. However, biodiversity is also important for many actors or stakeholders in the territory of French Guiana, and it is also of interest and concern to citizens. Through an active communication strategy CEBA seeks to convey the results of academic research beyond a small group of specialists.

Local collectivities (Region, Departement, municipalities) and State services are crucial actors in the management of biodiversity. Their primary goal is to ensure welfare, health, and sustainable development while pondering the constraints of the environment. CEBA helps them by providing a knowledge base in the area of environment and biodiversity, in particular in the scope of the access to benefit sharing issues.

National or regional institutes in charge of environmental management or conservation are often close collaborators with the partners of CEBA. They share a concern for the sustainable management of natural resources, and work with CEBA to increase the quality of diagnostics and conservation planning.

Non governemental organizations are actively engaged in the long-term monitoring of animal populations, in dissemination activities, and in conservation. CEBA collaborates with them in developing educational supports, in facilitating data analyses, and in sharing cutting-edge information through workshops or training activities.

Public health issues are directly faced by physicians and medecins at the Cayenne General Hospital, and also by the center for clinical investigation and clinical epidemiology for the Antilles and French Guiana (CIC-EC). They are also often detected by health centers in French Guiana’s interior (Centres de Santé) which represent advanced posts in medicine. CEBA offers a unique opportunity to assemble a more solid body  of knowledge about emerging and well-known diseases alike, for the benefit of the medical staffs.