Institute for Relocation of Biodivesity


Climate change poses a significant threat to many species, causing loss of habitat and subsequently can endanger fauna and flora or cause extinction.

As an artistic comment, the Institute for Relocation of Biodiversity was created as an imaginary agency. This institute offers a program of direct assistance to species that (might) suffer loss of habitat.


If humans are, even indirectly, responsible for threats to individual wild organisms, species, or ecosystems, then special obligations are created. Assisted colonization, also known as assisted migration or managed relocation, is the human act of deliberately moving plants or animals to a different habitat and is one of the measures proposed by conservationists and scientists.


The work of the Institute consists of:

* identifying fauna and flora under threat

* researching the current status and the needs of the species under threat

* locating possible future inhabitable areas / habitats

* creatinginformation and instruction videos for translocation


The videos are designed as imaginary training programs and follow documentary style. The training program for endangered species is designed to assist in finding new natural environments, unlock the future inhabitable areas and support the species in translocating. The audience is therefore, first and foremost, the endangered species, but secondly also human spectators.

The work was inspired by attending a conference in 2015. The ISEE 2015 - Conference on Ethics in Environment  theme spanned a diverse spectrum of topics, ranging from nature protection and agriculture to ethical aspects of energy production and climate engineering and sustainable lifestyles.

Amongst the participants were Professor Clare Palmer (Texas A&M University, United States) and The U.S.-based theologian and environmental philosopher Holmes Rolston III.