The International Journal of Biodiversity Science, Ecosystem Services & Management recently added new papers to its Editor’s Choice page. On this page you will find free access to nine recently published articles, selected by Editor-in-Chief, Rudolf de Groot. Together, these articles offer a nice overview of what the Journal stands for: publishing research that informs policymakers and practitioners, improving knowledge on important ecosystem services and their relation with biodiversity, exploring the balance between socio-cultural values, traditional ecological knowledge and economic development, and alternative approaches to improve biodiversity management. [Read more…] about IJBESM offers free access to nine new Editor’s Choice papers
The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has extended the deadline for submitting comments on the ongoing external reviews of First Order Drafts of IPBES assessments to 18 July. As a reminder, expert reviewers are requested to register to review one or more chapters of one or more assessments. [Read more…] about IPBES extends deadline for external reviews of First Order Draft assessments
Investing in and protecting nature and biodiversity brings multiple benefits to people, society and the economy. The Institute for European Environmental Policy (IEEP) is developing several work streams on this topic, analysing and developing policy options to tap into these benefits. One of this streams is looking into the link between nature and human health.
Building on the findings of a yearlong study and the outcomes of a stakeholder workshop held in Brussels in January, IEEP’s final report on the Health and Social Benefits of Nature and Biodiversity Protection is now available on the website of the European Commission. [Read more…] about IEEP Report: The Health and Social Benefits of Nature and Biodiversity Protection