Conservation case study workshop
The second workshop of the “conservation case study” on multifunctional floodplain management took place in Hainburg an der Donau (Austria), 7th-9th of November 2012.
The main goals for the workshop were the discussion of data extraction-issues for the systematic review, to develop a capacity matrix that relates floodplain management-measures to ecosystem services and to organize the working process in the case study.
Please find details in the agenda (attachment).
We agreed at the workshop on the following three main products of the case study:
- a report on the definitive matrix "interventions vs. ecosystem services"
- the systematic review on the “biodiversity effects of multifunctional floodplain management”
- an expert-assessment on “biodiversity effects of multifunctional floodplain management” including country-specific summaries that focus strongly on sources of evidence that are not covered by the SR.
The timelines for the next steps are:
- Matrix: until end of December
- Expert assessment: country-specific texts until the end of December, overall text until the end of January
- Systematic review (mainly done by UNIVIE-team): until the end of February.
Many thanks to the participating experts
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Report of the IPBES briefing session "Reconnecting science to policy: Why? What? How?” available
The short report (in English and French) as well as the full report of the briefing session "Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) - Reconnecting science to policy: Why? What? How?", hosted by MEP Gaston Franco and organised by the EP Intergroup "Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development" are available here and on the EBCD website.
European Wildlife Network
A network of knowledge for the management of wild mammals and birds in Europe
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Biodiversity research back on the agenda - VIDEOS release
The European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy and the Belgian Biodiversity Platform are pleased to announce the release of two videos that aim to put biodiversity research back on the agenda:
Video featuring prominent biodiversity scientists explaining how and why biodiversity research should be back on the agenda of the Heads of States and European institutions.
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