CBD publishes Global Biodiversity Outlook 3

The world has failed to meet its target to achieve a significant reduction in the rate of biodiversity loss by 2010. It is not nice to hear, but that is the truth.

The United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity just issued the third edition of the Global Biodiversity Outlook, which is a useful tool to understand why we failed and what mistakes have been done. It is a scientific assessment of the current state of biodiversity and it also analyses the implications of its continued loss for human well-being. 2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity, and it is a good occasion for all of us to reflect on what has been done so far and what we still need to do to prevent biodiversity from collapsing.

Check out the complete version of the Global Biodiversity Outlook for a deep knowledge of the current state of biodiversity on our planet, or just have a look at its summary to get an idea of the main topics. The more information you get, the more helpful you can be.

TC in Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution

Check out our new photogallery with pictures from the Training Course in Conflict Management and Conflict Resolution organised by YEE in Hostětín from 22th to 28th April 2010! In the Photogallery section you can also have a look at all the other galleries from our previous events... Enjoy!

Improving the conservation status of species and habitats

A new LIFE publication is out!

EU Member States have recently completed the most comprehensive survey of EU biodiversity to date, reporting on the conservation status of more than 1182 species and 216 habitat types, as required under Article 17 of the Habitats Directive. This LIFE Focus publication shows how LIFE Nature is helping improve the conservation status of a range of species and habitats covered by the directive. The first half of the publication looks at a range of projects that have targeted mammals, birds, fish and lesser-known animal species, as well as plants. The second-half of the publication looks at the impact of the LIFE programme on a range of habitat types: forests, dunes,heathlands, wetlands, wet forests and grasslands.

Water for life - LIFE for water

A new LIFE publication is out!

Issues of water quantity and quality are of concern to many European citizens and transcend national boundaries. The contents of this LIFE Focus publication are drawn from the proceedings of the first LIFE Environment thematic conference, ‘Water for life - LIFE for water', which took place in Brussels in October 2009. The aim of the event was to examine the role of LIFE Environment as an instrument to support the implementation of the Water Framework Directive and the Marine Strategy Framework Directive, alongside other EU water-related legislation and policy. In addition to this general aim, the conference included thematic sessions (with LIFE project case studies) on four specific topics of interest: water scarcity and climate change; hydromorphological alterations; implementation of marine strategy; and eutrophication. The highlights of a poster session are also included.

We are pleased to inform you that since 15 March 2010 the new Secretary General of Youth and Environment Europe is Adriána Harnúšková from Slovakia. She is taking on the responsibilities after Alberto Mogio Perez.

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