The Alexander von Humboldt Research Institute on Biological Resources is currently coordinating the Paramos Biodiversity and Water Resources Project. This project that started in December 2014 and will finish in November 2019 is financed by the European Union and has an overall budget of 6.25 Million Euros. [Read more…] about News for Paramos Biodiversity and Water Resources Project
Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BPBES) embraces currently five Thematic Assessments: Pollination, pollinators and food production, Indigenous people and Traditional communities, Climate change, Water and Ecosystem services restoration.
Inspired by the positive results of the thematic reports produced by the Intergovernmental Platform for Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), BPBES also supports and encourages the production of documents focusing on relevant issues to biodiversity and ecosystem services. [Read more…] about Issues to address in Brazilian biodiversity and ecosystem services
An update from members of the ESP NN Bulgaria on recent developments to set up a formal network on ecosystem services in the country.
On July 3 2018, a workshop to discuss the results from ESMERALDA project and the opportunities for the development of a National Network on ecosystem services was held in the National institute of geophysics, geodesy and geography at the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (BAS). [Read more…] about National Network on Ecosystem Services in Bulgaria
The 1st Brazilian Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services in Brazil will be launched in November with the collaboration of over 100 scientists.
To produce regular syntheses of the best available knowledge by academic science and traditional knowledge on Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and their relations with human well-being and to promote dialogues with different sectors of society. That is the mission of the Brazilian Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services – BPBES. To accomplish this, BPBES will launch, on November 2018, the 1st Brazilian Assessment on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services. [Read more…] about Framing biodiversity and ecosystem services into Brazil’s development process
Central Asia comprises a vast area stretching from the Western Siberian lowlands to the Tian Shan and Pamir mountain ranges and from the Altai to the Caspian Sea. Its topography is characterized by vast deserts and mountainous regions. In total, 20 percent of the approximately four million square kilometres that make up Central Asia is covered by mountains. The region’s location in the centre of the Eurasian landmass, far from humid ocean currents, determines its arid climate and results in a rich diversity of landscapes,with more than twenty different ecosystems. [Read more…] about Outlook on climate change adaptation in the Central Asian mountain ecosystems