We apply stringent mitigation standards when working in critical habitats rich in biodiversity and important to the conservation of endangered species.
Our projects can affect local natural habitats and the communities that depend on them. Read about our approach to biodiversity, and see examples of our work around the world. Also learn about the strict standards we apply.
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We have biodiversity action plans based on international standards and industry best practice.
Biodiversity in the oceans is at risk from overfishing, pollution, climate change and other factors. We work with others to find ways to protect the planet’s marine biodiversity.
We work to protect biodiversity near our operations in a number of different ways around the world.
A Shell-supported foundation is empowering local communities to help to conserve one of the world’s most biodiverse marine environments.
A young whale’s remarkable migration across vast ocean distances has led scientists to a new understanding of the world’s grey whales.
International Day for Biological Diversity
To mark this day on May 22, see how we work with Earthwatch to offer Shell employees the chance to contribute to environmental conservation efforts around the world.
Environmental and community partners
We work with organisations all over the world to help us to reduce our environmental and societal impact and to benefit local communities.
A close encounter in the Caribbean
Rare sightings of calf sperm whales add to scientific knowledge about life off the coast of Colombia.
How underwater robots shine a light on sharks
See how ocean scientists are using energy industry technology to reveal life in deep water.