Essential biodiversity

April 1, 2019

An editorial published in Nature Ecology and Evolution, and building on two recent publications by the GEO BON working groups on Species Traits and Species Populations EBVs, discusses the development of the Essential Biodiversity Variables as well as their potential to support conservation policies at multiple scales.

Pulse of the planet webinar series #6

Pulse of the planet webinar series #6
March 27, 2019

When: April 12  2019 Time: 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), UTC-5 Title: “Monitoring in the Bolivian Amazon: from socioeconomics to wildlife.” Presenter: Nuno Negrões Short Bio: Degree in Biology from the University of Porto, Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Minho and Doctorate in Biology from

Call for Abstracts for the joint Biodiversity_Next Conference in Leiden

Call for Abstracts for the joint  Biodiversity_Next Conference in Leiden
March 20, 2019

This is to remind you that the Call for Abstracts for the joint Biodiversity_Next Conference in Leiden, The Netherlands, 19-25 October is still open. With over sixty programmed symposia and other events, the conference will bring together major international organisations, research scientists, and policy makers to look at the horizon of data-driven

Pulse of the planet webinar series #5

Pulse of the planet webinar series #5
March 7, 2019

When: MARCH 22  2019 Time: 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), UTC-5 Title: “Ecosystem Restoration in the conservation agenda and opportunities for rewilding” Presenter: Laetitia Navarro Short Bio: Dr. Laetitia Navarro is a French biologist. She got her PhD degree from the University of Lisbon, Portugal and focused her research

Pulse of the planet webinar series #4

Pulse of the planet webinar series #4
February 15, 2019

When: FEBRUARY 22  2019 Time: 12:00 noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), UTC-5 Title: “Conserving the biodiversity of the Andes Amazon: Conservación Amazónica experience in southeastern Peru” Presenter: Aimy Caceres Short Bio: Dr. Aimy Cáceres is a Peruvian biologist. She got her PhD degree from the University of Porto, Portugal. She

Accepting applications for 2019 grants for biodiversity information projects

Accepting applications for 2019 grants for biodiversity information projects
January 23, 2019

The scope and guidelines for the Request for Proposals are now available on the JRS website. The online application portal, forms, and supporting resources are all available at the Application Instructions and on the Application Portal. Submissions are welcome until February 28, 2019.

Threatened Species Index (TSX) for Australia

Threatened Species Index (TSX) for Australia
November 28, 2018

The TSX for birds is alive: tsx.org.au The TSX was launched at the Ecological Society of Australia conference in Brisbane by our brilliant Threatened Species Commissioner, Dr Sally Box yesterday evening! It was endorsed via a video by the Honourable Minister of the Environment and the Great Barrier Reef Leeanne

Pulse of the planet webinar series #3

Pulse of the planet webinar series #3
November 28, 2018

When: DECEMBER 11  2018 Time: 11:00 am to noon Eastern Standard Time (EST), UTC-5 Title: “Assessing the Conservation Status of the World’s Ecosystems – The IUCN Red List of Ecosystems, a Global Standard” Presenter: Irene Zager Short Bio: Irene Zager is a Venezuelan biologist with more than ten years of