Discovering Luxembourg’s Biodiversity Through Tech

Ramborn is in the top 5% of global B Corp companies (Photo © Ramborn)

For the 7th edition of the global City Nature Challenge, Ramborn and LIST invite you to wonder at Luxembourg’s biodiversity. The 2022 edition takes place from 30 April to 1 May in Ramborn’s orchards.

According to the UN, species extinction and biodiversity loss are proceeding at unprecedented levels, with human activities cited as the main culprit.

Launched in 2016, the City Nature Challenge (CNC) is an international event which aims to motivate people around the world to find and document wildlife in their cities, in the hopes of fostering a more protective attitude towards local biodiversity.

Ramborn, Luxembourg’s first cider producer, and LIST are hosting this year’s CNC in Born from 30 April to 1 May. Participants are invited to use the iNaturalist app to learn and catalogue the local biodiversity and engage in a friendly competition with participants around the world. The goal of each city is to surpass the observations of the previous year.

While biodiversity levels around the world keep declining there is some hope that technological innovation can support the fight against biodiversity loss. KPMG Australia has even launched its own accelerator for startups tackling biodiversity-related problems.

Science And Ciders

In Luxembourg, companies such as Ramborn have been taking important steps to increase local biodiversity. Ramborn was founded after its founders realised that since the beginning of the century, almost 90% of the orchards in Luxembourg have disappeared.

An important source of local biodiversity, orchards shelter a large number of microflora, fungi, moss, insects and more, which in turn create an ecosystem for larger animals.

To celebrate the biodiversity potential of orchards, Ramborn has decided to open its orchards to the public on 30 April and 1 May. Participants can discover the local fauna and flora with eight scientists from LIST and join a wide range of activities.

A Leading B Corp Company

Dedicated to putting their money where their mouth is, Ramborn furthermore received a B Corp certification, signalling that they are a company that meets high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.

Since their registration less than a year ago, they have climbed into the top 5% of B Corp companies worldwide.

Interested parties can participate through the following link.

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