Biodiversity threat will eclipse climate change economic impacts, but still misses the CEO and valuations radar – PwC study
Biodiversity - a bigger threat than climate change - does anyone care?
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 not reach the minimum number of participants by that date will be canceled. However, registrations will be received through 27 October. The four courses...
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 it clearly to international governments and the public. This will enable informed discussions as to whether deep seabed...
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 Hierarchy in Impact Assessment." Proposals are due 31 May 2017. Additional information including proposal guidelines and...
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 million of these hills on the ocean floor, each hundreds of metres high. They cover around 40% of the ocean floor, making them the dominant landform on our planet. Therefore the findings of the study have important implications for diversity between 3.5 and 6.5 km depth,...
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 project will contribute to the overall objectives of the Programme for concise inventory of ecosystem services in the implementation of the Biodiversity Strategy of the EU....