Biodiversity News

  • Training on biodiversity and mitigation hierarchy available

    Four training courses on the topics of biodiversity and mitigation hierarchy will be held 16-17 November in Washington, D.C. These courses will be held immediately following a special biodiversity symposium on “Mainstreaming the Mitigation Hierarchy in Impact Assessment.” Registration for the courses by 2 October is recommended as any courses that do ...

  • IAIA latest news

    1. Biodiversity symposium:  Registration is now open Registration is now open for a special IAIA biodiversity symposium, “Mainstreaming the Mitigation Hierarchy in Impact Assessment.” The symposium will be held 14-15 November 2017 in Washington, DC, USA. For more information, check out ...

  • Biodiversity loss from Deep-sea mining will be unavoidable

    Biodiversity losses from deep-sea mining are unavoidable and possibly irrevocable, an international team of 15 marine scientists and legal scholars argue in a letter published today in the journal Nature Geoscience. The experts say the International Seabed Authority, responsible under for regulating undersea mining in areas outside national jurisdiction, must recognize this risk and communicate ...

  • Call for biodiversity training course proposals

    The International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA) is accepting proposals for biodiversity-related training courses. These courses may be one- or two-day courses and will be held on 16-17 November 2017 in Washington, DC, USA. Two training courses will be selected to offer in conjunction with IAIA's special symposium held 14-15 November on the topic of "Mainstreaming the Mitigation ...

  • Little hills have big effect on biodiversity

    New research, published today in Progress in Oceanography by scientists at the NOC and the University of Southampton, show that deep-sea hills increase the biodiversity of forams - a very important group of shelled protozoans. There are over 25 ...

  • ReSAC and Biodiversity and Ecosystems projects

    ReSAC participation in two projects, which are financed by Program BG03 “Biodiversity and Ecosystems” and co-financed by the Financial Mechanism of the European Economic Area (EEA FM 2009-2014) GRASSLAND: Assessment and mapping of GRASSLANDecosystems condition and their services in Bulgaria, Contr. Д-33-90/03.09.2015 The ...

  • USAID Indonesia Awards Tetra Tech $32 Million Marine Resources and Biodiversity Contract

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Company a $32 million, single-award contract to promote improved governance of marine resources and protect biodiversity in Indonesia. Under the five-year Sustainable Ecosystems Advanced (SEA) project, Tetra Tech will work with partners at the regional, national, and ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • PetroEnvironment 2016 begins on Monday!

    With PetroEnvironment 2016 starting next week, we are delighted to announce that the symposium is officially CPD certified! CPD Certification Service Many professionals are required to complete continuing professional development (CPD) throughout their careers. The ‘professionalisation’ of ...


    By BME Global Ltd.

  • Endangered Species Conservation

    In late 2015, WKC was engaged to provide expert advice related to the conservation of Persian Wonder Gecko at a proposed development site in Dubai, UAE. Within Arabia, Persian Wonder Gecko (Teratoscincus scincus keyserlingii) are restricted to the UAE and are significantly threatened by habitat loss due to urban development and over-grazing. These reptiles are currently listed as ...


    By WKC Group

  • Taking a Molecular Approach to Conserving Freshwater Biodiversity

    Molecular ecologists have a key role to play in setting priorities for the conservation of aquatic biodiversity, according to a recent review paper published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Sciences. By applying DNA sequencing and related tools, molecular ecologists can collaborate with other ecologists, especially in the fields of species distribution modelling and conservation ...


    By Japan Corporate News - JCN

  • Protecting Europe`s nature: more ambition needed to halt biodiversity loss by 2020

    The mid-term review of the EU Biodiversity Strategy assesses whether the EU is on track to achieve the objective of halting biodiversity loss by 2020. The results show progress in many areas, but highlight the need for much greater effort to deliver commitments on implementation by Member States. Nature's capacity to clean the air ...

  • USAID Awards Tetra Tech a $47M Biodiversity and Forestry Conservation Contract

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Company a $47 million single award contract, LESTARI, to promote climate-smart ecosystems, protect biodiversity, and conserve forested areas in Indonesia. Indonesia possesses some of the planet’s most biologically diverse and carbon-rich ecosystems. The country’s ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Recognising synergies and trade-offs could slow world’s biodiversity loss

    Amid efforts to reduce the loss of global biodiversity, a new study discusses how synergies and trade-offs between different conservation objectives should be researched and recognised in policy making. For example, by increasing protected areas, habitat loss and species decline could also be prevented. In 2010, world governments failed to meet the goal of significantly reducing the rate at which ...

  • Tetra Tech Wins $49M USAID Biodiversity and Climate Change Contract

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTEK) announced today that the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded the Company a $49 million single-award contract to promote climate-resilient communities and protect biodiversity in West Africa. West African countries are particularly vulnerable to the effects of urbanization, overfishing, and increased risk of floods in coastal areas. The ...


    By Tetra Tech

  • Geodiversity information enhances biodiversity conservation

    Geodiversity describes the diversity of the non-biological parts of the natural world such as rocks, soils, landforms and the processes which shape them over time. New research on how geodiversity information has been used to examine or inform conservation policy has been explored through eight different case studies. The research shows the variety and utility of geodiversity information to ...

  • Satellites can help preserve Earth`s biodiversity

    To help preserve the biodiversity of our planet, ecologists should make more use of remote sensing and apply the knowledge of aerospace agencies like NASA and ESA. This according to an international group of remote sensing specialists in an article published today in Nature. 'This is extremely feasible given that more and more satellite images are being made available as open data,' says one of ...

  • Biodiversity slows spread of pesticide resistance

    The ability of organisms to adapt to toxic chemicals like pesticides is essential for their survival, but also an agricultural annoyance. This study shows that interactions between different species can delay the development of pesticide resistance and therefore suggests that biodiversity supports effective pest management. When pest species are exposed to toxic chemicals, like pesticides, they ...

  • Risks of biodiversity loss posed by nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in European freshwaters

    The risk of eutrophication as a result of nitrogen and phosphorus pollution in Europe’s freshwaters fell by 22% in lakes and by 38% in rivers between 1985 and 2011, new research has shown. The researchers analysed data across 88 European river basins using a new statistical approach which could be used to help identify factors which increase eutrophication risks. Nitrogen and phosphorus can ...

  • Green Week 2015 tackles declining biodiversity as new data reveals birds and marine life threatened with extinction

    Nearly 15% of birds in the EU are threatened with extinction, as well as 7.5% of all marine fish species in European waters, according to new reports published today by the European Commission. Green Week 2015, Europe’s biggest conference dedicated to environment policy which opens today,will look at the reasons behind these trends and ways to fight ...

  • New tool developed to highlight and help prevent declines in freshwater biodiversity

    Biodiversity is declining in freshwater ecosystems across the globe, a new study has shown. The researchers created a mathematical model, called GLOBIOaquatic, which builds a picture of the threats to the biodiversity of rivers, lakes and wetlands that are posed by a variety of human activities. The most crucial of these are land-use changes, nutrient and chemical pollution, and disturbances to ...

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