New report on mainstreaming ecosystem goods and services in international policies
The Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency (PBL) and the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) recently published a report on the opportunities for mainstreaming Ecosystem Goods and Services (EGS) in...
New ETC/BD Newsletter available
Under http://biodiversity.eionet.europa.eu the latest newsletter of the European Topic Center on Biodiversity is available.
Earthscan launches online Manual of European Environmental Policy
Independent publisher Earthscan, UK, has launched the online Manual of European Environmental Policy, an essential tool for all who need to keep pace with EU environmental legislation. The new online, pan-European Manual of E...
First BioFresh newsletter released
BioFresh (Biodiversity of Freshwater Ecosystems: Status, Trends, Pressures, and Conservation Priorities) is an EU-funded international project that aims to build a global information platform for scientists and ecosystem mana...
Eurosite Annual Conference 2010 – ‘The Challenge of Managing Sites in a Changing Environment’
Eurosite, Scottish Natural Heritage, in collaboration with the Countryside Council for Wales and Natural England, cordially invite to the 2010 Eurosite Annual Conference.
In this year of international biodiversity, Eurosit...
Article alert: Can we predict the number of plant species from the richness of a few common genera, families or orders?
Mazaris, A.D., Kallimanis, A.S., Tzanopoulos, J. Sgardelis, S.P., Pantis, J.D. 2010. Can we predict the number of plant species from the richness of a few common genera, families or orders? – Journal of Applied Ecology, 47: 6...
Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services established
On Friday, June 11th 2010, after long negotiations over the functions of an Intergovernemntal Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), its guiding principles and the next steps, delegates at the Busan conferen...
Atlas of Biodiversity Risk published
PENSOFT is pleased to announce that the Atlas of Biodiversity Risk, a major multidisciplinary and multinational project, was published on 22nd of May 2010. This is one of the outputs of the European project ALARM (performed b...
LIFE nature and biodiversity awards for urban areas
In recognition of the importance of informing Europeans on the importance of biodiversity conservation, a German-led Capital of Biodiversity LIFE project is organising a series of awards to encourage local authorities in five...
Biodiversity model includes indirect impact of harvesting wild species
Researchers have developed a new model to estimate the impact of harvesting wild species and land use change on biodiversity. Unlike previous models, it considers the indirect effect of harvesting or pest control on landscape...
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