The Anthropological Centre for Conservation, the Environment and Development was established in 2000. Our general aim to promote anthropological research, broadly understood, in these three areas.
ACCEND acts as an umbrella organization for the research centres and research groupings listed below. These groupings have common goals and overlapping interests, and also engage in specific research.
ACCEND stages a series of conferences on transanthropological topics, especially at the level of methods. This interdisciplinary research, embracing social anthropology, primatology and biological anthropology is perhaps its most distinctive dimension.