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212.123.19.141 abcbirds.org abctaxa.be
  • Abc Taxa A series of manuals dedicated to capacity building in taxonomy and collection management.

    http://www.abctaxa.be
abeille-hygienique.be
  • Site web exclusivement dédié aux différents aspects du caractère hygiénique des colonies d’abeilles

    A défaut d’organisme de recherche intéressé et compétant en Wallonie (Belgique) pour améliorer la défense de l’abeille face aux prédateurs, le Groupe des Goulettes est né en 2004 grâce à l’initiative de 2 apiculteurs, à savoir, Jean-Marie VAN DYCK, professeur à la Faculté universitaire de Namur (Belgique) et d’André BOSSEAUX, apiculteur éleveur. Il est, en région wallonne, le seul groupement d’apiculteurs ayant pour but la sélection d’une abeille résistante aux maladies et parasites.


    http://www.abeille-hygienique.be/
bbsrc.ac.uk
  • Virtual bees help to unravel complex causes of colony decline (BBSRC - UK, 04.03.2014)

    New computer model to help scientists, beekeepers and regulators to understand multiple environmental effects on honeybee colonies.


    http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/news/food-security/2014/140304-pr-virtual-bees-unravel-causes-of-decline.aspx?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+bbsrc+%28BBSRC+-+News+stories+and+features%29
fsagx.ac.be fundp.ac.be kubrussel.ac.be kuleuven.ac.be ecol.zool.kyoto-u.ac.jp homepages.see.leeds.ac.uk
  • Thailand - Urban Ecology in Bangkok

    This paper describes a community-based urban environmental management project in Bangkok, Thailand. In this  project, representatives from two nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) worked with two poor communities in Bangkok to establish citizen working groups to address local environmental problems. Once these working groups had identified problems, they established and enacted plans to address them. During this process, NGO staff also worked with local governments, building bridges between community groups and elected officials. In addition to improving the local environment, this project developed a framework that other communities could follow to establish their own urban green programmes. This framework was adopted and replicated in fifty communities by the Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. Using this process we demonstrate that both environmental goals and social development goals can be met at the same time.


    http://homepages.see.leeds.ac.uk/~earedgf/Personal/Publications_files/Bangkok.pdf
sed.manchester.ac.uk
  • CURE - Centre for Urban and Regional Ecology

    CURE's mission is to explore and promote options for sustainable human health and prosperity while improving air, water, land use, and biodiversity at the scale of regional ecosystems in which cities are embedded.


    http://www.sed.manchester.ac.uk/research/cure/
mumm.ac.be urgent.nerc.ac.uk
  • URGENT - Urban Regeneration and the Environment: Biodiversity

    Urban Regeneration and the Environment, is a Thematic Programme of research funded by the Natural Environment Research Council. URGENT aims to stimulate the regeneration of the urban environment through understanding and managing the interaction of natural and man-made processes.


    http://urgent.nerc.ac.uk/Ecology/ecology.htm
bugs.group.shef.ac.uk
  • BUGS - Biodiversity in Urban Gardens in Sheffield

    The work described here is research that has been, or is being, carried out at the University of Sheffield into the biodiversity and conservation value of domestic gardens in urban areas.


    http://www.bugs.group.shef.ac.uk/
ua.ac.be
  • Homepage of the Universiteit Antwerpen
    http://www.ua.ac.be/
  • Instituut voor Ontwikkelingsbeleid en -beheer (IOB) This Institute organises Masters and "Masters after Masters" studies and programmes related to development studies. Some examples are : "Development Evaluation and Management", "Governance and Development" and "Globalisation and Development"

    For more information on the different programmes contact:

    Greet Anneart
    Student secretariat
    IOB
    Tel: +32 (0)3 275 59 42
    Fax: +32 (0)3 275 57 71
    Email: greet.annaert@ua.ac.be

    http://www.ua.ac.be/dev
biogov.cpdr.ucl.ac.be geog.ucl.ac.uk
  • UCL - Research in the Department of Geography

    This is the University College London - Department of Geography. Their research are based on different topics: 

    • Cities and Urbanisation
    • Environement, Landscape and Society
    • Environmental Change
    • Environmental Modelling
    • Mobility, Identity and Security

     

     

     

     


    http://www.geog.ucl.ac.uk/esru/brownfield/workshop.htm
ulb.ac.be ulg.ac.be progcours.ulg.ac.be umh.ac.be zoologie.umh.ac.be
  • Atlas Hymenoptera

    Atlas Hymenopteraest maintenant une plateforme qui regroupe de nombreuses personnes passionnées par la systématique, l’écologie, l'éthologie ou la biogéographie des Hyménoptères. Cette plateforme comprend à la fois des professionnels francophones (UMons, ULB, Gembloux agro bio tech, OPIE-abeilles) et non-francophones (Universidad de Almería), ainsi que des amateurs (groupe Apoidea Gallica).

    Ce site est consacré aux Hyménoptères. Vous y découvrirez des cartes de répartitions et des illustrations de nombreuses espèces d'Europe mais vous y découvrirez aussi une bibliographie pertinente pour les principaux groupes, la présentation de l'équipe qui est derrière ce travail, etc...


    http://zoologie.umh.ac.be/hymenoptera/default.asp
vub.ac.be homepages.vub.ac.be academia.edu actu-environnement.com bafu.admin.ch
  • BUWAL/OFEFP - Écologie urbaine et paysage urbain (French)

    L'OFEV has defined its aims in matter of urban ecology following the central principe "Paysage 2020". Website of the Office Fédéral de l' Environnement (OFEV). Also available in German and in Italian

     


    http://www.bafu.admin.ch/landschaft/00522/01644/01646/index.html?lang=fr
sib.admin.ch africamuseum.be geo-vlaanderen.agiv.be agroecologie.be agweb.com america.aljazeera.com alter-net.info
  • ALTER-Net
    http://www.alter-net.info/
  • ALTER-Net : Urban lifestyle and urban biodiversity

    This report, aimed at professionals in urban and spatial planning and public administration, is concerned with the relations between lifestyles of urban populations on one hand and protection of biodiversity in urban areas on the other.


    http://www.alter-net.info/SITE/UPLOAD/DOCUMENT/Work_Packages_incl_WP_events/R1/ANet_WPR1_2007_03_Urban_Lifestyle_urban_biodiversity.pdf
alterinfo.net
  • Monsanto veut contrôler le business des abeilles (Alter Info, 09.04.2014)

    C’est une des stratégies les plus secrètes de la firme Monsanto, promoteur mondial des semences transgéniques : investir les différentes entreprises qui font de la recherche sur les abeilles. Aux Etats-Unis, les apiculteurs s’inquiètent de la politique du géant des OGM.


    http://www.alterinfo.net/Monsanto-veut-controler-le-business-des-abeilles_a101393.html
groenwonen.alterra.nl
  • Groen Wonen Research Project (Dutch)

    Groen Wonen is a project of Alterra, launched in 1999, and is in the context of the research programme Green Metropolises made on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture and the Environment.


    http://www.groenwonen.alterra.nl/
amisdelaterre.be
  • Friends of the Earth Belgium

    Place de la Vingeanne 1

    B-5100 Dave (Namur)

    Belgium

    Tel: +32-(0)81- 40 14 78

    Fax: +32-(0)81-40 23 54

    E-mail: international@amisdelaterre.be


    http://www.amisdelaterre.be/
ankona.be api-bxl.be symbeeotic.apicellae.se apinews.com apisbruocsella.be aquascope.be ardenne-et-gaume.be
  • Ardenne et Gaume

    General secretary: Charles Verstraeten

    Rue des Croisiers 8  bte 2

    B-5000 Namur (Belgium)

    Tel. & Fax.: +32 (0)81 22 47 65


    http://ardenne-et-gaume.be/
argusmilieu.be
  • Argus

    Formerly Stichting Leefmilieu


    Head Office:

    Eiermarkt 8

    2000 Antwerpen

    Tel.: +32-(0)3-202 90 70

    Fax: +32-(0)3-202 90 88

    E-mail: info@argusmilieu.be



    http://www.argusmilieu.be/
aristabeeresearch.org arna.be arstechnica.com
  • Do bees know what they don’t know? When faced with a decision they're likely to get wrong, bees opt out. (Ars Technica, 05.11.2013)

    Thinking about thinking, or "metacognition," is no easy feat, since it requires self-awareness and reflection. We humans are masters at monitoring our own thoughts, and we can even assess what—and how much—we don't know about something and use this knowledge to inform our decisions. It's called "uncertainty monitoring," and it's a calculation that our brains often do without us even being aware of it.

    It's unclear whether other animals also have this ability. Although there is some good evidence demonstrating metacognition and uncertainty awareness in primates, the extent to which smaller-brained animals can ponder their own cognitive processes is the subject of hot debate in the scientific world.

    In this week's issue of PNAS, Clint Perry and Andrew Barron, two Australian researchers, examine uncertainty monitoring in honeybees. Bees are a popular subject for cognitive research, since their brains are relatively simple, and we know quite a bit about how some of their cognitive processes unfold. These reliable little critters are also relatively easy to work with, even outside of the lab.


    http://arstechnica.com/science/2013/11/do-bees-know-what-they-dont-know/
arte.tv aschaffenburg.de ascobans.org assemblee-nationale.fr association-espaces.org
  • Association Espace pour l'insertion par l'écologie urbaine (French)

    The goal of "L’association Espaces" is to experiment an ecological management of the urban environement in the Val de Seine (Hauts-de-Seine) thanks to appropriate techniques. The association tries to create employment for excluded people.

     

     


    http://www.association-espaces.org/
ats.aq audubonportland.org
  • Audubon Society of Portland

    Audubon Society of Portland promotes the understanding, enjoyment, and protection of native birds, other wildlife and their habitats. We focus on our local community and the Pacific Northwest.


    http://www.audubonportland.org/
aultimaarcadenoe.com
  • Brazil - The Last Noah’s Ark programme on nature conservation - Urban biodiversity (BRAZIL)

    The environmental program The Last Noah’s Ark is result of years of studies of his idealizer Antonio Silveira Ribeiro dos Santos in natural history and environmental area. Created in August 1995.

    The Purposes :

    • Conscious about the necessity of nature’s preservation and conservation;
    • Development of studies for an effective protection of species and main ecosystern;
    • Promoting environmental education at all levels;
    • Improving the quality of global life;
    • Supplying subvention for the improvement of Environment’s Rights.

    http://www.aultimaarcadenoe.com/urbanas%20ingles.htm
aves.be
  • AVES

    See also Natagora (AVES is one of the partners of the asbl Natagora).

    Maison liégeoise de l'Environnement

    Rue Fusch, 3

    B-4000 Liège (Belgium)

    Tel.:  +32 (0)4 250 95 90

    Fax.: +32 (0)4 222 16 89


    http://www.aves.be
  • Atlas des oiseaux nicheurs de Bruxelles 2000-2004

    Atlas gathering most of the breeding birds living in Brussels. (Only available in French)


    http://www.aves.be/index.php?id=publications_aves
  • Bulletin AVES

    Scope: ornithology, protection of birds and nature

    Periodicity: trimestriel

    Language: French

    Accessibility: for members

    Edited by:

    Société d'Etudes Ornithologiques, Aves
    Maison Liègeoise de l'Environnement
    Rue Fusch 3
    B-4000 Liège (Belgium)
    Tel.: +32-4-250 95 94
    E-mail: Bulletin@aves.be


    http://www.aves.be/bulletins.htm
b-i-o.be bartstaes.be beecare.bayer.com bayercropscience.us bbc.com dissertations.bc.edu
  • Effects on Boston’s Urban Biodiversity (BS Thesis)

    In an attempt to better understand the biodiversity of an urban ecosystem, we have conducted plant and bird biodiversity assessments of 10 sites in the Greater Boston area from September 2002-April 2003. These sites have been identified by the Urban Ecology Institute as important green areas through the Natural Cities Program. The purpose of this program is to create a greater body of knowledge of urban green spaces and the greater urban ecosystem of Boston. Our objective was to quantify plant and bird biodiversity by focusing on species richness. We then compared this biodiversity information to various factors such as area of impervious surface, and area of maintained lawn. Our analysis did not demonstrate statistically significant relationships between these factors.


    http://dissertations.bc.edu/ashonors/200310/
douglas.bc.ca
  • Institute of Urban Ecology - Green Links Project

    The defining project of the Institute is entitled Green Links, which was initiated in April, 1996. The primary objective of this project is "to increase the ecological value and biodiversity of urban wildlife habitats and green spaces in the Lower Mainland" (Schaefer et al., 1997). Connecting (or "linking") fragmented urban habitats is the fundamental component of the Green Links project. Examples of urban habitat 'islands' which are isolated from each other include: regional and city parks, nature preserves, stream corridors, and ecological reserves. While these green spaces are important, they would be more ecologically valuable if connected.

    The goal of Green Links is to establish a corridor network, which serves to link habitat 'islands', so that the overall ecological value of the ecosystem is strengthened.

    The information of the project is not available anymore on the site (former http://www.douglas.bc.ca/community/urban-ecology/restoring.html). There is how ever a wealth of information on the lik to the Institute.


    http://www.douglas.bc.ca/visitors/urban-ecology/bio_research.html
projects.bebif.be bee-doc.eu bee-life.eu beecome.eu beeinformed.org beeodiversity.com
  • Beeodiversity

    Bach Kim Nguyen travaille depuis plus de 10 ans sur la recherche des causes de mortalité des abeilles en Belgique et à travers le monde. Il a effectué un doctorat sur le sujet et il est expert national et international dans le domaine.

    Il souhaitait employer ses compétences et son expertise pour non seulement régénérer les populations d'abeilles domestiques mais également pour mettre en place une solution pour les préserver.

    Avec trois amis, Emmanuel Lion, Michael van Custem et Olivier le Hodey, ils ont créé en septembre 2012, la société BeeOdiversity qui constitue le véritable aboutissement de 10 années de recherche.


    http://www.beeodiversity.com/fr/accueil.html
bees-biodiversity-network.org beescommunity.be gezondheid.belgie.be belgium.be cidd.belgium.be diplomatie.belgium.be fedra.belgium.be
  • De bijenkorf bedreigd (Fedra, 22.04.2014)

    Er zijn zo'n 20.000 bijensoorten op aarde. Ook deze zomer zoemen ze weer zacht langs onze oren. Nu nog wel. Maar de bijtjes sterven massaal. Dat is niet alleen een ramp voor de biodiversiteit, maar ook een alarmsignaal voor de hele mensheid. Onze ecosystemen en ons welzijn lopen gevaar. Een zwaard van Damocles, dat het Federaal Bijenplan 2012-2014 wil opvangen. Het legde de fundamenten voor een brede samenwerking tussen alle betrokken actoren. Een samenwerking op verschillende niveaus die in juli uitmondt in een federale taskforce met een langetermijnvisie.


    http://www.fedra.belgium.be/nl/mijn-wereld-en-ik/reportage/d/detail/de-bijenkorf-bedreigd
  • À tire d’ailes (Fedra, 22.04.2014)

    Il y a 20 000 espèces d’abeilles sur terre. De quoi faire vrombir nos étés. Seulement voilà, le bourdonnement s’estompe. Les abeilles meurent. Une catastrophe pour la biodiversité, et un signal d’alarme pour l’humanité. Nos écosystèmes et notre bien-être sont en danger. Pour répondre à cette menace, le Plan Fédéral Abeilles 2012-2014 a posé les bases d’une collaboration, au sens large, entre tous les acteurs concernés. Un travail collégial qui donnera naissance, dès le mois de juillet, à une Task Force Fédérale dont l’action veut s’inscrire dans la durée.


    http://www.fedra.belgium.be/fr/mon-univers-et-moi/reportage/d/detail/a-tire-d-ailes
health.belgium.be belgonatura.be
  • Belgonatura

    National League for the Protection of Nature: Federation of Nature Protection Associations.

    Contact: Mr Jacques Stenuit  
    Drève de Nivelles 103
    B-1150 Brussels (Belgium)
    E-mail: info@belgonatura.be





    http://www.belgonatura.be/
belspo.be bccm.belspo.be eoedu.belspo.be cnr.berkeley.edu bestpractices.org bijen-avi.be bijenlint.nl bijensterfte.nl bio.org bio-diverse.org bio-raad.be bioalaune.com
  • Le Roundup de Monsanto est désormais interdit au Salvador (bioalaune.com, 08.01.2014)

    L'herbicide Roundup de l'américain Monsanto est désormais interdit dans les exploitations agricoles au Savador, l'un des plus grands producteurs de café au monde. En cause, une augmentation des risques de maladies rénales liée à différents produits chimiques.


    http://www.bioalaune.com/fr/actualite-bio/10426/roundup-de-monsanto-desormais-interdit-au-salvador
biocase.org biodiv.be biodiv-chm.de
  • Germany
    http://www.biodiv-chm.de/
nbsap.biodiv.be training.biodiv.be biodiv93.org
  • Observatoire Départemental de la Biodiversité Urbaine en Seine-Saint- Denis (French)

    A resource center for the department’s natural heritage and space to share experiences and debates, the Observatoire Départemental de la Biodiversité Urbaine (ODBU) is also a tool to help make land-use decisions.
    The Observatory has made it its priority to facilitate access for everyone, and particularly for Seine-Saint-Denis inhabitants, to information about biodiversity. It aims to create the conditions for better appropriation of preservation-related stakes.


    http://www.biodiv93.org/
biodiversite2007.org en.biodiversiteit.nl biodiversity.be biobel.biodiversity.be
  • Biobel, a reference database on biodiversity experts and expertise in Belgium

    BioBel is a reference database maintained by the Belgian Biodiversity Platform at the request of the Federal Science Policy Office. The database provides a unique and centralized access to the expertise and resources available in Belgium in the field of biodiversity. The database query tools allow users to freely retrieve accurate and up-to-date information on:

    • institutions
    • researchers
    • projects and collections
    A secured login system allows the research community to directly maintain and update his/her own data in BioBel.
    http://biobel.biodiversity.be/
  • Biobel, database on researchers working on biodiversity
    http://biobel.biodiversity.be
ias.biodiversity.be m.jeb.biologists.org bionet-intl.org biosafetyprotocol.be
  • National Focal Point for the Biosafety Clearing-House

    Dr Didier Breyer

    Scientific and Biosafety Expert
    Section of Biosafety and Biotechnology (SBB)
    Scientific Institute of Public Health (IPH)
    Federal Public Service for Public Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment
    Rue Juliette Wytsmanstraat 14
    B-1050 Brussels
    Belgium

    Tel.: +32 2 642 52 93
    Fax: +32 2 642 52 92
    E-mail: didier.breyer<at>wiv-isp.be or bbch<at>wiv-isp.be


    http://www.biosafetyprotocol.be/
  • Belgian Biosafety Clearing-House
    http://www.biosafetyprotocol.be/
biosecurite.be bioversityinternational.org bananas.bioversityinternational.org birdlife.org bloeiendbedrijf.nl apitherapy.blogspot.be bloomberg.com bnvs-ostbelgien.org
  • BNVS Ostbelgien

    Commission de gestion Natagora Ostbelgien

    Management committee Natagora Ostbelgien


    Contact: Francine Cremer

    Krombachstraße 20

    B-4750 Berg/Bütgenbach (Belgium)

    Tel.: +32-(0)80-44 81 44

    E-mail: post@bnvs-ostbelgien.org


    http://www.bnvs-ostbelgien.org/
boerenlandvogels.nl boerenmetbijen.nl bondbeterleefmilieu.be bosengroen.be bralvzw.be breitbart.com broward.org
  • Urban wildlife in Broward County, Florida

    It is the intent and purpose of the Broward County Board of County Commissioners to establish an urban wilderness park system in Broward County to consist of designated wilderness areas that shall be set aside in permanent preserves, protected from incompatible human activity. These areas shall be dedicated in perpetuity as wilderness areas and shall be managed in such a way as to protect and enhance their basic natural quality for public enjoyment and utilization as reminders of the natural conditions that preceded modern civilization.


    http://www.broward.org/Parks/GetInvolved/Pages/UrbanWildernessBoard.aspx
brusselsenvironment.be spsn.brutele.be bruxellesenvironnement.be documentation.bruxellesenvironnement.be bruxellesnature.be btcctb.org digitalcommons.bucknell.edu
  • “What Happens When Pollinators Get Sick? Behavioral Impacts of Honeybee Viruses” (Bucknell University, 17.09.2013)

    Like all organisms on the planet, honeybees (Apis mellifera) are susceptible to infection with a wide variety of viruses. These viruses may produce infections with no visible symptoms or may have devastating consequences on both the individual bee and the entire hive. Deformed Wing Virus, a member of the Iflavirus group of viruses, has an RNA genome and has had a particularly important impact on bee health. It can be spread between bees in a several ways – bees can infect each other during feeding or grooming activities, drones can pass the virus to the queen during mating and queens can lay infected eggs. The primary and most devastating way that these viruses are transmitted within and between hives involves a parasitic mite, an animal known ominously as Varroa destructor. The talk will discuss the effect that viruses have on the health and behavior of honeybees and will outline the collaborative research activities of Drs. Evans and Pizzorno over the last 7 years.


    http://digitalcommons.bucknell.edu/fac_coll/8/
c-e-a-h.be cabri.org capitalpress.com caretakers4all.org
  • Caretakers of the Environment International

    Caretakers of the Environment International CEI started in 1986. It is an international organization which aims to promote sustainable development education for youth. It features an annual international conference for school age students, usually senior secondary students.


    http://www.caretakers4all.org/
cari.be cbc.ca cbd.int gbo3.cbd.int cbsnews.com ccamlr.org cebe.be centerforfoodsafety.org centrenaturebotrange.be
  • Centre Nature Botrange (Province of Liège) Address:

    Nature Centre Botrange
    Route de Botrange, 131
    4950 Robertville
    Tél: +32 80 44 03 00
    Fax: +32 80 44 44 29
    E-mail : info@centrenaturebotrange.be
    Ouverture : tous les jours de 10 à 18 h.

    http://www.centrenaturebotrange.be/
centrepaulduvigneaud.be cerbc.be cercle-myco-bruxelles.be cercles-naturalistes.be
  • Cercles des naturalistes de Belgique

    Mr Léon Woué

    Centre de Recherche et d'Education pour la Conservation de la Nature

    Centre Marie-Victorin

    Rue des Ecoles 21

    5670 Vierves sur Viroin

    Tel.: 00 32 (0) 60 399 878

    Fax : 00 32 (0) 60 399 436

    E-mail: CNBCMV@skynet.be



    http://www.cercles-naturalistes.be/
ceroi.net
  • CEROI - Cities Environment Reports on the internet

    The Cities Environment Reports on the Internet (CEROI) Programme works within the framework of Local Agenda 21 to facilitate access to environmental information for sound decision-making and general awareness-raising in cities.


    http://www.ceroi.net/
cesrw.be cesw.be cetaf.org cfhs.ca
  • CFHS - Canadian Federation of Humane Societies - Urban Wildlife

    The Canadian Federation of Humane Societies has a series of “Living with Urban Wildlife” factsheets on raccoons, squirrels, mice and rats, pigeons, and skunks. These factsheets provide general information about these animals, how to prevent conflicts with them and what to do when problems arise.


    http://cfhs.ca/wild/urban_wildlife/
cfwb.be arb.cfwb.be
  • Venue

    Palais des Académies
    1, Rue Ducale / Hertogstraat 1
    1000 Brussels


    http://www.arb.cfwb.be
cdadoc.cfwb.be ch-chm.ch bf.chm-cbd.net bi.chm-cbd.net bj.chm-cbd.net cd.chm-cbd.net cf.chm-cbd.net cg.chm-cbd.net ci.chm-cbd.net dj.chm-cbd.net et.chm-cbd.net gh.chm-cbd.net gn.chm-cbd.net km.chm-cbd.net lr.chm-cbd.net ma.chm-cbd.net mg.chm-cbd.net ml.chm-cbd.net mr.chm-cbd.net ne.chm-cbd.net rw.chm-cbd.net td.chm-cbd.net tg.chm-cbd.net uk.chm-cbd.net zm.chm-cbd.net cidd.be news.cincinnati.com cites.org citizenpost.fr climat.be cms.int bbc.co.uk fwi.co.uk guardian.co.uk independent.co.uk landcareresearch.co.nz
  • Landcare research - Urban Ecology

    Our research is investigating the importance of green spaces, natural plant communities and wildlife as components of urban design. Biodiversity in cities is thought to be important for human well-being, provision of ecosystem services (e.g. water purification, stormwater retention), and developing a sense of place and belonging. As well, the level of biodiversity present in an urban subdivision may influence the potential capital value of real estate. Our research is clarifying the values provided by biodiversity to urban systems, determining how urban subdivisions impact on residual plants and animals, and developing novel techniques for integrating nature into city dwellers’ everyday experiences.


    http://www.landcareresearch.co.nz/science/living/cities,-settlements-and-communities/urban-ecology
trees.co.za
  • South Africa - FTFA - Food Gardens for Africa Fund

    The food gardens for Africa programme is a basket fund that supports partnerships for sustainable development through tree planting, parks and food gardening projects, as well as environmental awareness and education.


    http://www.trees.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&layout=blog&id=45&Itemid=95
ukmaburbanforum.co.uk vanishingbees.co.uk wired.co.uk
  • Artist uses dead bees to create mathematical patterns (wired.co.uk, 03.11.2013)

    "Life often finds its way into one's art, and I had long been thinking of an artistic way to talk about the global decline of bees. I decided to use dead bees as the most direct visual way to represent this message, with the most emotional impact," she told Wired.co.uk.


    http://www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-11/21/bee-art
coccinelles.be coe.int conventions.coe.int coloss.org
  • Prevention of Honey Bee Colony Losses

    Welcome to the home of the COLOSS (Prevention of honey bee COlony LOSSes) Network. We are a group of scientists, veterinarians, beekeepers, and students from over 60 countries that are working together to better understand honey bee health and to prevent the high numbers of colony deaths that are occurring in many regions of the world.

    To meet our goals, we coordinate conferences, workshops, and short-term scientific missions across Europe and beyond for our 300+ members.


    http://www.coloss.org
comfortgardens.com conservationevidence.com conturec.de
  • CONTUREC - Competence Network for Urban Ecology

    At an expert workshop on April 22nd, 2005 in Berlin representatives of universities, universities of applied sciences, research institutes, and federal states environmental agencies discussed about the foundation of a German competence network for urban ecology.

    Among other things following tasks of the network being named:

    • developing prospects and questions to urban ecological research and promoting common and integrated research;
    • collecting and evaluating results of urban ecological researches and organizing the exchange about this;
    • establishing a stable core for the two working groups "urban ecology" and "biotope mapping in populated areas";
    • becoming the point of reference for the scientific and extra-scientific exchange (researchers of most different science disciplines, politics, administration, research funding etc.);
    • connection to the international urban ecological research as well as the care of cooperation on international networks.

    http://www.conturec.de/
cornucopia.org
  • Neonicotinoids Let Virus Thrive in Bees (Cornucopia Institute, 31.12.2013)

    Scientists in Italy believe they have found a molecular trigger by which neonicotinoid pesticides may harm colonies of honeybees. The team’s experiments suggest that exposure to neonicotinoids results in increased levels of a particular protein in bees that inhibits a key molecule involved in the immune response, making the insects more susceptible to attack by harmful viruses.


    http://www.cornucopia.org/2013/12/neonicotinoids-let-virus-thrive-bees/
corporateeurope.org cowb.be cpnbrabant.be crie.be csiro.au
  • CSIRO - Understanding urban ecosystems

    Urban areas have not traditionally been the focus for ecological research, but unless we understand how urban ecosystems function, we will not be able to manage them effectively. 

    CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, is Australia's national science agency and one of the largest and most diverse research agencies in the world.


    http://www.csiro.au/science/UrbanEcology.html
cwedd.be cybergeo.eu dailygeekshow.com danah.be
  • LIFE project DANAH LIFE project DANAH is een natuurproject op militaire domeinen in Vlaanderen waarvoor het Ministerie van Landsverdediging en het Agentschap voor Natuur en Bos van de Vlaamse overheid hun krachten bundelen. DEFENSIE en Agentschap voor Natuur en Bos (ANB), een federale en een gewestelijke overheid, die samen strijden voor één doel: NATUURHERSTEL OP MILITAIRE DOMEINEN.

    http://www.danah.be/
dehelix.be
  • De Helix (Province of Flemish Brabant) Nature end Environment Education Center of the Province of Flemish Brabant, Grimminge

    Adresse :
    NMEC "De Helix"
    Hoogvorst 2
    9506 Grimminge
    Tel.: 054 31 79 50
    Fax: 054 31 79 88
    E-mail : dehelix@lne.vlaanderen.be

    http://www.dehelix.be/
demorgen.be deredactie.be
  • Genk wil bijen helpen met een bijenplan (De Redactie, 07.02.2014)

    Om de bijenpopulatie op haar grondgebied te beschermen en te doen groeien, heeft de stad Genk een "bijenplan" opgesteld met concrete acties. Zo worden er onder meer "bijenambassadeurs" ingezet en bijkomende terreinen vrijgemaakt waar imkers kasten kunnen plaatsen.


    http://www.deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/regio/limburg/1.1865474
detorenvalk.be devroente.be
  • De Vroente (Province of Antwerp) Nature Education Center of the Province of Antwerp, Kalmthout.

    Address:
    De Vroente
    Putsesteenweg 129
    2920 Kalmthout
    Tel.: 03 620 18 30
    Fax: 03 620 18 35
    devroente@lne.vlaanderen.be

    http://www.devroente.be/
dewatersnip.be
  • Vlaams Bezoekerscentrum De Watersnip Flemish visitor Centre De Watersnip

    Address:
    Vlaams Bezoekerscentrum De Watersnip
    Grauwe Steenstraat 7/2
    3582 Koersel - Beringen
    Tel:  011 - 45 01 91
    Fax: 011 - 45 01 99
    Email: watersnip.anb@vlaanderen.be

    http://www.dewatersnip.be/
dewereldmorgen.be dgdc.be dglive.be dhv.nl
  • Duurzame Stad

    DHV provides support in identifying safety risks, in formulating and assessing legislative norms, and in implementing measures to prevent flooding, industrial or environmental risks.


    http://www.dhv.nl/Markten/Gebiedsontwikkeling/Duurzame-Gebiedsontwikkeling
english.dirnat.no
  • Norway
    http://english.dirnat.no/
diversitas-international.org
  • International biodiversity research programme (DIVERSITAS)

    Integrating biodiversity science for human well-being

    By linking biology, ecology and social sciences, DIVERSITAS produces socially relevant new knowledge to support sustainable use of biodiversity.
    http://www.diversitas-international.org/
dk-chm.dk bsapm.dnt.md
  • Moldova
    http://bsapm.dnt.md/index_h.html
douglascollege.ca
  • Institute of Urban Ecology at Douglas College

    The Institute of Urban Ecology is about nature in the city. We seek to know more about nature and the importance of urban biodiversity. Our work is to make nature an important part of improving our quality of life and the health of the greater natural ecosystems in which a city is found.

    We are best known for our plantings of native vegetation, workshops on sustainable living, native vegetation and bird and bat boxes, nature murals, and a local focus on environmental issues.


    http://www.douglascollege.ca/programs-courses/faculties/science-technology/institute-of-urban-ecology
dw.de
  • Bees buzz down Britain's highway for insects (Deutsche Welle, 24.04.214)

    The UK's bee population is in rapid decline, and the consequences could be disastrous. Plans for a series of bee highways filled with grassland and wild flowers could be just what's needed to reverse that trend.


    http://www.dw.de/bees-buzz-down-britains-highway-for-insects/a-17580454
  • Can mini scorpions save the dying bee? (Deutsche Welle, 08.03.2014)

    A massive global decline in bee populations has given beekeepers and scientists cause for concern. A scientist from Hamburg says that the introduction of tiny book scorpions could keep bee populations alive.


    http://www.dw.de/can-mini-scorpions-save-the-dying-bee/a-17469919
e-taxonomy.eu eaue.de
  • European Academy for urban environment

    The European Academy of the Urban Environment is aiming to encourage exchange of experience amongst decision makers in all spheres of sustainable urban development by means of:  

     

     

    • Conferences, seminars and workshops,
    • Publications,
    • SURBAN, the database on urban development,
    • supporting the CEM-network of Central European Metropolises 

     

     


    http://www.eaue.de/default.htm
  • SURBAN - database on sustainable urban development in Europe

    this link provides access to detailed information on cases of good practice in European urban development. EA.UE has developed the system with the support of Land Berlin Ministry for Urban Development, Environmental Protection and Technology and the European Commission Directorate General Environment, on behalf of the Expert Group on the Urban Environment, which was set up by the Commission in 1991. The database is regularly added to and updated.


    http://www.eaue.de/winuwd/default.htm
ebcd.org
  • A New Spring for Bees - EU-Conference on 02.04.2014 (presentations)

    For the third consecutive year since 2012, the European Week of Bees and Pollinators will be taking place in the European Parliament under the patronage of Mr. Gaston Franco. It will be once again the occasion to raise awareness of policy-makers and the general public on the importance of bees and the precious service offered by pollinators at a time of operational application of the future common agricultural policy.

    This high-level conference organised by the sustainable development Intergroup of the European Parliament and partners will have the privilege to welcome for the second time in the European Parliament His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco, whose Foundation leads an outstanding battle for the protection of biodiversity, and in particular of wild bees.

    The conference will seek to contribute to the assessment of the current state of bee health, present concrete and effective responses to improve the sanitary condition of the bee population, and coordinate actions at EU level in support of the beekeeping sector.


    http://www.ebcd.org/en/EP_Intergroup_CCBSD/A_New_Spring_for_Bees.html
eco-conseil.be zb.eco.pl
  • Give a Hand to Nature - Urban biodiversity in Poland

    The project seeks to transfer British academic and practical expertise to Poland to define and protect sites of urban biodiversity importance. This is an essential first step towards a regional biodiversity strategy. The project initiates a programme of ecological research and specialised training of key personnel. The central aim is to assess ways in which the land-use needs of southern Poland can be met without compromising urban biodiversity.


    http://www.zb.eco.pl/zb/152/advertis.htm
ecologyandsociety.org ecomama.be econbot.org ecoportal.net ecowatch.com ios.edu.pl unisanet.unisa.edu.au
  • UniSA - Urban Biodiversity

    In 2007 the research centre BioCity@UniSA was established to further research and teaching links in the School of Natural and Built Environments at the University of South Australia. This centre will focus on education, communication, and research of the urban and peri-urban environment.


    http://www.unisanet.unisa.edu.au/courses/course.asp?Course=101673&Year=2011
education-environnement.be btv.eelis.ee
  • Estonia CHM

    The link is not available at this moment. As soon as there is a new link available we will inform you.


    http://btv.eelis.ee/
efuf.org
  • EUFORIC - European Urban Forestry Research and Information Centre

    EUFORIC stands for European Urban Forestry Research & Information Centre. This 'centre without walls' should assist urban forestry scientists and professionals across Europe by offering a portal to actual and comprehensive urban forestry information.

    EUFORIC aims to co-ordinate, promote and develop urban forestry research, practice and education in Europe by:

    • Strengthening networks among urban forestry research capacities in Europe.
    • Compiling, analysing and distributing information on urban forestry research findings in Europe.
    • Promoting and developing urban forestry research and education, and its direct link with practice and policy-making in Europe.

    http://www.efuf.org/
egyptchm.org eman-rese.ca
  • Effects of urbanization on biodiversity in Canada

    This article in taken form a work called Biodiversity in Canada a science assessment for environment Canada (1994) made by Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network in Canada.


    http://www.eman-rese.ca/eman/reports/publications/biodiv-sci-asses/biodiv11.htm
enbi.info encolombia.com enewspf.com enviroliteracy.org
  • Environmental Literacy Council - Urban Ecology

    The Environmental Literacy Council is dedicated to helping citizens, especially young people, participate wisely in this arena. An independent, non-profit organization, the Council gives teachers the tools to help students develop environmental literacy: a fundamental understanding of the systems of the world, both living and non-living, along with the analytical skills needed to weigh scientific evidence and policy choices.


    http://www.enviroliteracy.org/article.php/603.html
environment.fi
  • Finland
    http://www.environment.fi/lumonet
enviscope.com epbrs.org esf.org espace-environnement.be
  • Espace Environnement

    Rue de Montigny 29

    B 6000 CHARLEROI (Belgium)

    Tél. : + 32 (0)71 300 300

    E-mail : info@espace-environnement.be


    http://www.espace-environnement.be/
espaceabeilles.com ethnobiology.net euforgen.org euobserver.com eurekalert.org
  • Pathogenic plant virus jumps to honeybees (EurekAlert, 21.01.2014)

    A viral pathogen that typically infects plants has been found in honeybees and could help explain their decline. Researchers working in the U.S. and Beijing, China report their findings in mBio, the online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology.


    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/asfm-ppv011714.php
  • Do you have a sweet tooth? Honeybees have a sweet claw (EurekAlert, 02.02.2014)

    New research on the ability of honeybees to taste with claws on their forelegs reveals details on how this information is processed, according to a study published in the open-access journal, Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience.


    http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/f-dyh013114.php
eurobats.org europa.eu consilium.europa.eu
  • Urban forest and trees - EU COST Action E12

    The main objective of this Action is to improve the knowledge base needed for better planning, design, establishment and management of urban forests and urban trees in Europe, and, by doing this, to establish urban forests and urban trees as a scientific domain in Europe.


    http://www.consilium.europa.eu/ueDocs/cms_Data/docs/dynadoc/out/cost/en/COST_AT_E12.PDF
cordis.europa.eu ec.europa.eu
  • European commission - DG Environment's page on urban issues

    The main role of the European Commission's Environment Directorate-General (DG) is to initiate and define new environmental legislation and to ensure that agreed measures are put into practice in the EU Member States. The Environment DG is based in Brussels and has around 700 staff.


    http://ec.europa.eu/environment/urban/home_en.htm
  • European sustainable cities network

    This link allows you to reach a list of the different papers (pdf files) taking part of the project: "European sustainable cities network".

    The main aims of the project were to:

    • promote new ideas on sustainability in European urban settings;
    • foster a wide exchange of experience;
    • disseminate good practices on sustainability at the urban level;
    • formulate recommendations for the EU institutions, national, regional and local authorities;
    • to assist the implementation of the European Community's Fifth Environmental Action Programme.

     


    http://ec.europa.eu/environment/urban/policy_initiatives.htm
  • Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment

    COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE COUNCIL AND THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT (Brussels, 11.1.2006)

    The measures offered under this Strategy aim to contribute to a better implementation of existing EU environment policies and legislation at the local level by supporting and encouraging local authorities to adopt a more integrated approach to urban management and by inviting Member States to support this process and exploit the opportunities offered at EU level.


    http://ec.europa.eu/environment/urban/pdf/com_2005_0718_en.pdf
  • Bee pollination improves crop quality as well as quantity (Science for Environment Policy, 06.03.2014)

    Bee pollination improves the shape, weight and shelf-life of strawberries, contributing a staggering €1.05 billion to the European strawberry market per year, new research suggests. By blocking bees from a set of plants, the researchers demonstrated the substantial effects of bee pollination on the quality of the fruit.


    http://ec.europa.eu/environment/integration/research/newsalert/pdf/364na1.pdf
  • Aalborg Charter

    Charter of European Cities & Towns Towards Sustainability and approved by the participants at the European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns in Aalborg, Denmark on 27 May 1994.


    http://ec.europa.eu/environment/urban/aalborg.htm
  • Conference for Better Bee Health (European Commission, 07.04.2014): presentations
    http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/health_consumer/information_sources/ahw_events_pres_2014_en.htm#20140407_bee
  • Study on honey bee colony mortality (European Commission, 07.04.2014)

    An European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) project in 2009 indicated that the honeybee surveillance systems in the EU Member States were weak. There was a lack of representative official data at country level and comparable data at EU level to estimate the extent of colony mortalities.

    With the guidance and technical assistance of the EU reference laboratory and the national reference laboratories, a new study (EPILOBEE , A pan-European epidemiological study on honeybee colony losses 2012-2013) addresses for the first time these weaknesses by harmonising the data collection methods.


    http://ec.europa.eu/food/animals/live_animals/bees/study_on_mortality/index_en.htm
  • Natura 2000
    http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/natura2000/index_en.htm
  • Natura 2000 Barometer
    http://ec.europa.eu/environment/nature/natura2000/barometer/index_en.htm
eea.europa.eu biodiversity-chm.eea.europa.eu eunis.eea.europa.eu reports.eea.europa.eu efsa.europa.eu eionet.europa.eu eur-lex.europa.eu europarl.europa.eu evergreen.ca
  • Evergreen Canada Initiative - Bringing nature to our cities

    Evergreen is a registered national charity founded in 1991. We are a national non-profit environmental organization with a mandate to bring nature to our cities through naturalization projects. Evergreen motivates people to create and sustain healthy, natural outdoor spaces and gives them the practical tools to be successful through its three core programs:

    • Learning Grounds - transforming school grounds
    • Common Grounds - conserving publicly accessible land
    • Home Grounds - for the home landscape

    http://www.evergreen.ca/en/
explorado.com
  • Parc naturel Explorado
    http://www.explorado.com/
  • Migration of the Black Storks (project)

    The link is not active anymore, a new link has not yet been found. As it concerns a project it is quite possible that since the end of the project the licence for the web server has not been renewed. http://www.explorado.org/solon-new/


    http://www.explorado.org/solon-new/
fao.org
  • United Nations Organisation for Food and Agriculture (FAO)
    http://www.fao.org
  • XI WORLD FORESTRY CONGRESS - Urban and Peri-urban Forestery

    Urban forestry is here defined as planning, design and management of trees and forest stands with amenity values, situated in or near urban areas.

    In the urban landscape, growing conditions of plants differs from the rural landscape. Paving and buildings characterize the city, in which wind speed is decreased (with an increase in wind throw), temperatures and precipitation is raised, the humidity is lowered and shading is common in many street canyons. Growing conditions may also be difficult due to recreational uses.

    In this site you can read the paper from the XI World Forestry Congress, Antalya, Turkey, 13 to 22 october 1997.(pdf file)


    http://www.fao.org/forestry/docrep/wfcxi/PUBLI/PDF/V1E_T3.PDF
  • Urban and Peri-urban Agriculture on the Policy Agenda - Final Report

    The conference took place from 21 August to 30 September 2000. This document is the final report and proceedings of the conference. The conference had been designated to be a follow-up to the 1999 workshop in Havana, Cuba entitled "Growing Cities, Growing Food : Urban Agriculture on the Policy Agenda," of which ETC/RUAF was a co-organiser.

    The FAO/ETC conference was opened to those interested in urban and peri-urban agriculture, including urban planners and municipal officials, researchers and practitioners. They were invited to participate by sharing needs, research results, questions, and project ideas. The conference started with a series of questions on three central themes posed by the moderators. The themes were discussed by conference participants in three separate workshops related to urban and peri-urban agriculture:

    1. Food security and nutrition
    2. Health and the urban environment
    3. Urban planning

     


    http://www.fao.org/DOCREP/MEETING/003/X6091E.HTM
  • Managing Forest Influences in Urban and Peri-urban Areas

    Consideration of the opportunities for and challenges to the management of trees and forests in urban and pert-urban areas of developing countries for positive environmental impacts.

    The assessment and management of forest influences in the context of urban zones require an understanding of the special biophysical and social challenges presented by these systems.


    http://www.fao.org/docrep/w0312E/w0312e08.htm
  • Unasylva - No. 200 - Trees outside forests

    Trees outside forests - i.e. trees and tree systems found on agricultural land, on meadow and grazing lands, on unproductive lands and in cities and other human settlements, among other places - have numerous, often essential roles and functions. They make a critical contribution to sustainable agriculture, food security and diversification of household economies. They supply many products (including wood for fuel and construction, fruits, barks and food products) and services (e.g. biodiversity, havens for wildlife, microclimate stabilization). They protect crops and the soil against water and wind erosion, thus combating drought and desertification and protecting water resources. They provide shade and mark property boundaries. From a cultural and social perspective as well, trees outside forests are rich in significance.


    http://www.fao.org/docrep/X3989e/x3989e00.htm#Contents
  • International Code of Conduct for Plant Germplasm Collecting and Transfer
    http://www.fao.org/existing-instruments-guidelines-codes-of-conduct-and-tools-addressing-absrep/x5586E/x5586e0k.htm#xiv.%20appendix%20e%20%20%20international%20code%20of%20conduct%20for%20plant%20germplasm%20collecting%20a
  • FAO 2007 - The state of food and agriculture. Paying farmers for environmental services.

    SOFA2007

    The State of Food and Agriculture 2007 explores the potential for agriculture to provide enhanced levels of environmental services alongside the production of food and fi bre. The report concludes that demand for environmental services from agriculture - including climate change mitigation, improved watershed management and biodiversity preservation - will increase in the future, but better incentives to farmers are needed if agriculture is to meet this demand. As one among several other possible policy tools, payments to farmers for environmental services hold promise as a fl exible approach to enhancing farmer incentives to sustain and improve the ecosystems on which we all depend. Nevertheless, challenges must be overcome if the potential of this approach is to be realized, especially in developing countries. Policy efforts at international and national levels are necessary to establish the basis for such payments. The design of cost-effective programmes requires careful analysis of the specifi c biophysical and socio-economic contexts and consideration of the poverty impacts programmes may have. By clarifying the challenges that need to be addressed in implementing such an approach, this report is intended to contribute to the realization of its potential.


    http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a1200e/a1200e00.htm
  • FAO 2007 - La situation mondiale de l'alimentation et de l'agriculture. Payer les actriculteurs pour les services environnementaux.

    SOFA2007

    The State of Food and Agriculture 2007 explores the potential for agriculture to provide enhanced levels of environmental services alongside the production of food and fi bre. The report concludes that demand for environmental services from agriculture - including climate change mitigation, improved watershed management and biodiversity preservation - will increase in the future, but better incentives to farmers are needed if agriculture is to meet this demand. As one among several other possible policy tools, payments to farmers for environmental services hold promise as a fl exible approach to enhancing farmer incentives to sustain and improve the ecosystems on which we all depend. Nevertheless, challenges must be overcome if the potential of this approach is to be realized, especially in developing countries. Policy efforts at international and national levels are necessary to establish the basis for such payments. The design of cost-effective programmes requires careful analysis of the specifi c biophysical and socio-economic contexts and consideration of the poverty impacts programmes may have. By clarifying the challenges that need to be addressed in implementing such an approach, this report is intended to contribute to the realization of its potential.

     


    http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a1200f/a1200f00.htm
ftp.fao.org teca.fao.org farmersguardian.com faunaeur.org favv-afsca.be br.fgov.be betula.br.fgov.be portal.health.fgov.be
  • Coordinating Committee for International Environmental Policy (CCIEP)
    https://portal.health.fgov.be/portal/page?_pageid=56,589294&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
  • The North Sea: Belgium's eleventh province
    https://portal.health.fgov.be/portal/page?_pageid=56,708657&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
  • Federal Public Service Health, Food chain safety and Environment
    https://portal.health.fgov.be/portal/page?_pageid=56,512460&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
  • The North Sea: Belgium's eleventh province
    https://portal.health.fgov.be/portal/page?_pageid=56,708657&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
  • National Focal Point for the ICNP / Access and Benefit-Sharing

    ICNP ABS NFP
    Federal Public Service of Public Health, Food Chain Security and Environment
    DG Environment
    Place Victor Horta 40, box 10
    B-1060 Bruxelles (Belgium)
    Tel.: +32 2 524 95 23
    Fax: +32 2 519 05 70
    E-mail: cbd-abs<at>naturalsciences.be



    https://portal.health.fgov.be/portal/page?_pageid=56,512516&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
  • Results of the public consultation and approval of the Plan

     

    The draft federal plan for the integration of biodiversity in 4 key federal sectors, i.e. Economy – including the Environment – Science Policy, Mobility and Development Cooperation, was submitted to public consultation from 3 November 2008 to 1st January 2009. The final version of the Plan concerning the 2009-2013 period, proposed by the Minister for Climate and Energy, has been submitted to the Council of Ministers of 27 November 2009, which took note of it. The plan is one of the Government contributions to the 2010 International Year of Biodiversity and to implementing Belgium’s national Biodiversity Strategy 2006-2016.


    https://portal.health.fgov.be/portal/page?_pageid=56,512448&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL&ITEM_ID=15440542&SITE_ID=56&PAGE_ID=14948530&ISPORTLET=true&P_SECURITY=ON
  • CITES National Management Authority

    Dr Georges EVRARD, Directeur
    Head / Fauna
    SPF Santé publique, Sécurité de la chaîne alimentaire et Environnement
    DG Animaux, Plantes et Alimentation
    Service Bien-être animal et CITES
    Eurostation, Bloc II - 7me étage
    Place Victor Horta 40, bte 10
    B-1060 Bruxelles (Belgium)
    Tel.: +32 2 524 74 00
    Fax: +32 2 524 74 49
    E-mail: georges.evrard@health.fgov.be


    Ms Anne Vandenbloock
    Flora
    SPF Santé publique, Sécurité de la chaîne alimentaire et Environnement
    DG Animaux, Plantes et Alimentation
    Service Bien-être animal et CITES
    Eurostation, Bloc II - 7me étage
    Place Victor Horta 40, bte 10
    B-1060 Bruxelles (Belgium)
    E-mail: anne.vandenbloock@health.fgov.be



    https://portal.health.fgov.be/portal/page?_pageid=56,513288&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL
iph.fgov.be just.fgov.be ejustice.just.fgov.be mineco.fgov.be phytoweb.fgov.be statbel.fgov.be fishbase.org flickr.com fnrs.be foodnavigator.com foodtank.com for-wild.org forbes.com foretwallonne.be
  • Forêt Wallonne

    Place Croix du Sud, 2 bte 9

    1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

    Belgique

    Tel. : + 32 10 47 49 95

    Fax : + 32 10 47 49 91

    E-mail : info@foretwallonne.be


    http://www.foretwallonne.be/
france24.com frdo-cfdd.be
  • Federal Council for Sustainable Development (FRDO-CFDD)

    The Belgian Federal Council for Sustainable Development is an advisory body that advises the Belgian federal authorities about the federal policy on sustainable development. The acronym FRDO-CFDD comes from the Dutch Federale Raad voor Duurzame Ontwikkeling and the French Conseil Fédéral du Développement Durable.


    http://www.frdo-cfdd.be/
fsc.org futura-sciences.com
  • Apiculture : un insecticide pyréthrinoïde fait rétrécir les bourdons (Futura Sciences, 24.01.2014)

    Les pesticides ne se résument pas aux seuls néonicotinoïdes. Une équipe britannique vient ainsi de tester l’impact qu’un pyréthrinoïde peut avoir sur la santé des bourdons, donc d’un insecte pollinisateur, et de leurs colonies. Un seul effet a été noté : les individus exposés ont affiché de plus petites tailles que les sains, ce qui n’est pas sans conséquence.


    http://www.futura-sciences.com/magazines/environnement/infos/actu/d/developpement-durable-apiculture-insecticide-pyrethrinoide-fait-retrecir-bourdons-51790/
fwo.be
  • Fund for Scientific Research - Flanders

    Fonds voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen (FWO)

    Contact: José Traest
    Secretary-general FWO - Vlaanderen
    Egmontstraat 5
    B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
    Tel.:+32 2 512 91 10
    Fax: +32 2 512 58 90
    E-mail: Jose.Traest@nfwo.be
    http://www.fwo.be/
gbif.org be.gbif.net hc-sc.gc.ca gdrc.org
  • GDRC - Urban Environmental Management

    The UEM Homepage is an output of the Urban Environmental Management Research Initiative (UEMRI), a grouping of urban planning researchers from around the world. It looks at urban areas as the intersection of natural, built, and socio-economic environments, creating sustainable ecosystems.


    http://www.gdrc.org/uem/index.html
gefweb.org genevrier.be
  • Le Genévrier

    Petit Séminaire Saint Roch

    Allée de Bernardfagne, 7a,

    4190 Ferrières



    http://genevrier.be/genevrier3/welcome/index.php
genk.be
  • Genk - Environmental permits

    Genk website showing what kind of environmental permits one needs to obtain with regards to environment issues. (Only available in Dutch)


    http://www.genk.be/Leefomgeving/Leefmilieu/Milieuvergunningen
  • Genk, groene stad

    Website of the city of Genk. You can learn what the city of Genk is doing with regards to environmental protection and biodiversity conservation. Web page in Dutch


    http://www.genk.be/frames.php?fwd_url=http://www.genk.be/content/content/record.php$ID@726
girea.be globalexchange.org
  • Cuba - Sustainable Urban Development in Cuba - Revitalization of el Parque Metropolitano de La Habana

    The revitalization of the Parque Metropolitano de La Habana (PMH) is one of several urban restoration projects under way in Havana, alongside the conservation of historic Old Havana, the architectural restoration of Havana's famous ocean promenade "el Malecón," and the clean up of the Havana Bay. The project aims to develop an ecologically sustainable and socially accessible park in the centre of the city. It is promoting the continued coexistence of a patchwork of mixed uses, from natural areas and recreational spaces to agricultural lands, quarries, industries and population settlements.


    http://www.globalexchange.org/countries/americas/cuba/sustainable/urbanSus/metroPark.html
globalpost.com picasaweb.google.com scholar.google.com agriculture.gouv.fr developpement-durable.gouv.fr apvma.gov.au defra.gov.uk devon.gov.uk
  • Devon Biodiversity Action Plan - Cities, Towns and Villages

    This partnership is a broad consortium of more than 50 organisations, including Devon's County, District and Unitary Authorities, Statutory Agencies, Farming, Land-Owning and Fisheries Representatives, Voluntary Conservation Organisations, Natural History Groups, Commercial Interests and Research Institutions. This consortium has acted as Steering Group for the development of the Devon Biodiversity Action Plan, delegating the production of the Plan to a Working group and a Biodiversity Project Officer.


    http://www.devon.gov.uk/dbap-land-cities.pdf
durban.gov.za
  • South Africa - Durban Metropolitan Environmental Policy and biodiversity assessments

    New legislation promulgated as part of South Africa’s local government restructuring process assigned the coordination and planning of environmental management in Durban to metropolitan government, and implementation to local authorities.


    http://www.durban.gov.za/City_Services/development_planning_management/environmental_planning_climate_protection/Biodiversity_Impact_Assessment/Pages/default.aspx
dwaf.gov.za
  • South Africa - Department of Water Affairs and Forestry - Urban Greening

    Urban greening is an integrated approach to the planting, care and management of all vegetation in cities, towns, townships and informal settlements in urban and peri-urban areas. Urban greening in South Africa includes townships and informal settlements specifically because in the past these areas were disadvantaged in terms of planning for parks as well as tree planting in streets and open spaces.


    http://www.dwaf.gov.za/events/ArborWeek/
glasgow.gov.uk
  • Glasgow's Wildlife

    The woodlands of Glasgow have the capacity to deliver social, environmental and economic benefits to the City and its citizens. The Woodland Unit aims to maximise these benefits for both existing and future generations, by facilitating the creation of a sustainable and accessible City wide woodland resource.


    http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Residents/Parks_Outdoors/Ecology/Wildlife_Sites/
lva.gov.lv
  • Latvia
    http://www.lva.gov.lv/daba/eng/index.htm
dea.met.gov.na
  • CHM of Namibia

    The link does not exist any more. No new link has been found on the site of the Convention not through google


    http://www.dea.met.gov.na/programmes/biodiversity/biodiversity.htm
mop.gov.si environment.sa.gov.au
  • Department for Environment and Natural Resources - Biodiversity - Living with Wildlife

    Within Government the primary responsibility for the conservation of biodiversity rests with the Department for Environment and Natural Resources.

    The Department for Environment and Natural Resources is divided into two broad functional areas in relation to the conservation of Biodiversity:

    • Park Management - managing the development, use and protection of specific parks and reserves.
    • Biodiversity Conservation - provision of scientific understanding, directions and support for conservation management throughout the State, by implementing a series of conservation programs and by providing specialist biodiversity management support services.

    http://www.environment.sa.gov.au/Plants_and_Animals/Living_with_wildlife
salisbury.sa.gov.au
  • Salisbury Urban Forest Biodiversity Program

    The Urban Forest Biodiversity Program (UFBP) was set up to enhance the environmental sustainability, amenity and quality of life in urban areas. The UFBP has several Project Officers positioned in Councils around metropolitan Adelaide, working tirelessly to protect native vegetation and biodiversity.


    http://www.salisbury.sa.gov.au/Our_City/Environment/Sustainability_and_Climate_Change/Biodiversity_and_Open_Space/Urban_Forest_Biodiversity_Program
scotland.gov.uk southampton.gov.uk
  • Southampton City Web - Biodiversity

    Raising awareness of biodiversity is required to conserve wildlife. The Hawthorns Urban Wildlife Centre is an important source of biodiversity advice and information for the public and schoolchildren of Southampton.


    http://www.southampton.gov.uk/s-environment/Biodiversity/
suffolk.gov.uk
  • Suffolk Biodiversity Action Plan - Urban Habitats

    Suffolk is not generally thought of as an urban county. However, there are a many built up areas that contain a variety of valuable urban wildlife sites. These include SSSIs, Local Nature Reserves and County Wildlife Sites.


    http://www.suffolk.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/6FDB238D-7C72-4DCA-84FE-C642A3CCF2AA/0/urbanHabitats.pdf
worcestershire.gov.uk
  • Worcestershire Biodiversity Action Plan - Urban Action Plan

    The Biodiversity Action Planning process began a new and exciting period for nature conservation. In June 1992, the Earth Summit was held in Rio de Janeiro.
    One of the challenges of the urban habitat action plan is o achieve biodiversity gain on the ground, for the benefit of both people and wildlife living in Worcestershire.

     


    http://www.worcestershire.gov.uk/cms/biodiversity/action-plans.aspx
chm.moew.government.bg
  • Bulgaria
    http://chm.moew.government.bg/
aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
  • Auckland City Council - Indigenous Biodiversity Strategy

     Auckland Council has statutory obligations to maintain and sustainably manage biodiversity, for both its intrinsic, and its ecosystem services value (see Figure 1). Under the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), the Auckland Council, as a Unitary Authority, has responsibilities as both a Regional Council and Territorial Authority in relation to indigenous biodiversity.  Regional Council responsibilities include a direct responsibility for controlling the use of land to maintain and enhance ecosystems in water bodies and in the coastal water. The combined
    regional and district council responsibilities include: to develop, implement and review policies and methods to maintain indigenous biodiversity. The RMA also requires decision makers to take into account the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi, the relationship of Maori and their culture and traditions with their ancestral lands, water, sites, waahi tapu and other taonga and particular
    regard to kaitiakitanga. The Council must also respond to the requirements of the proposed National Policy Statement on Biodiversity, which has guided the development of the approaches set out here.


    http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/planspoliciesprojects/plansstrategies/Councilstrategies/Documents/indigenousbiodiversitystrategy.pdf
greenpeace.be agriculture.greenpeace.fr
  • Pesticides : quand les abeilles ont le bourdon … (Greenpeace, 16.04.2014)

    Les abeilles sont considérées comme les “reines de la biodiversité”. Et pourtant, leur nombre continue de diminuer. La raison : un système d’agriculture intensive qui utilise à outrance des produits chimiques. Ce système est promu par des entreprises agrochimiques telles que Bayer, Syngenta ou encore BASF.


    http://agriculture.greenpeace.fr/pesticides-quand-les-abeilles-ont-le-bourdon?__utma=218051913.1503317549.1396267201.1397634227.1397640983.44&__utmb=218051913.6.10.1397640983&__utmc=218051913&__utmx=-&__utmz=218051913.1397640983.44.19.utmcsr%3Dp3-admin.greenpeace.org|utmccn%3D%28referral%29|utmcmd%3Dreferral|utmcct%3D%2Ffrance%2Fplanet3%2FEdit%2FEditPanel.aspx&__utmv=-&__utmk=141354737
greens-efa.eu greenstructureplanning.eu groenemetropolen.nl
  • Groene Metropolen / Green Metropolises Research Programme

    This site provides an overview of the Green Metropolises research programme, carried out by Alterra, commissioned by the Dutch ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Foodquality (LNV). (Also available in dutch)


    http://www.groenemetropolen.nl/english/index.html
groenhart.be montevideo.gub.uy habiforum.nl
  • Habiforum - Expertisenetwerk Meervoudig Ruimtegebruik (Dutch)

    Habiforum is a knowledge network, consisting of professionals in the spatial planning. Through carrying out a practice and a scientific programme Habiforum aims new forms of sustainable land use policy.


    http://www.habiforum.nl/voorpagina.asp
handi-rando.com
  • Handi Rando

    Handi Rando a pour objet de promouvoir l’accès à la nature pour les personnes à mobilité réduite par l’utilisation de moyens adaptés tels que

    • la « Joëlette », fauteuil roulant mono roue et
    • la cartographie spécifique pour voyants et non-voyants. 


    President: Armand Struvay

    Av. du Martin Pêcheur, 25/58

    1170 Bruxelles

    Tel. : 02 660 50 14

    E-mail :armand@handi-rando.com


    http://www.handi-rando.com/
helb-prigogine.be helsinki.fi
  • ECOPLAN - Ecology and Urban Planning

    Ecological knowledge is not well integrated into land use planning due to lack of relevant ecological information, and difficulties in utilisation of the information for planning purposes. With this background the aim of the multi-disciplinary research project Ecology and urban planning (ECOPLAN) is to 

    1. study such aspects of urban ecology that are relevant for planning and management
    2. use this understanding to develop methods for a better incorporation of ecological knowledge into land use planning and maintenance of urban green areas
    3. strenghten urban ecological research in Finland.
    This plan is the result of this study.
    http://www.helsinki.fi/~niemela/ECOPLAN.html
hinduonnet.com honeybee.be huffingtonpost.fr hylawerkgroep.be
  • Hyla

    De Amfibieën- en Reptielenwerking van Natuurpunt

    Otterdreef 7

    2980 Halle-Zoersel

    info@hylawerkgroep.be


    Contact:

    E-mailadressen contactpersonen: voornaam.naam@hylawerkgroep.be

    (zonder spaties, accenten of koppeltekens)

    • Voorzitter:

      Bart Hellemans

      Tel: 03 384 33 56 - GSM: 0473 29 21 63

    • Secretaris en databank:

      Robert Jooris

      Tel: 09 369 42 28 - GSM: 0476 38 47 28



    http://www.hylawerkgroep.be/
hymatol.org
  • Hymenoptera Identification Course 2008 HYM Course 2008 - Punta Cana Ecological Foundation, Biodiversity Center, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, September 7-14, 2008.

    The second offering of THE HYM COURSE is approaching. This is an eight-day
    workshop to be presented at the Punta Cana Ecological Foundation, Biodiversity Center, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The main purpose of the course is to provide participants with knowledge and experience in identifying parasitic Hymenoptera, stinging wasps (aculeates), and sawflies. This course excludes bees and ants as courses already exist that deal with those groups. We will also be presenting information on biology and behavior of these organisms that will be reinforced with formal and informal field work. Techniques commonly used in collecting (passive and active), rearing, preserving, and curating will be presented in a hands-on manner to allow attendees to learn directly by doing.

    DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION - April 25, 2008
    COURSE MATERIALS AND APPLICATION AVAILABLE AT: http://www.hymatol.org/Hym_course.html

    Questions of a general nature about this course should be directed to Michael Gates, michael.gates@ars.usda.gov
    Questions concerning the application process or payment should be directed to David Wahl, aei@aei.cfcoxmail.com

    http://www.hymatol.org/Hym_course.html
ibgebim.be icdo.be
  • Second Federal Plan for Sustainable Development (2004-2008) For the link to the Dutch and French language versions of the Plan, you have to choose your language in the "select language" box of this site.

    http://www.icdo.be/NL/publicaties/federale_plannen/goto.php?id=82161242827b703e6acf9c726942a1e4&type=docs
iclei.org
  • Cities for Climate Protection (CCP)

    The Cities for Climate ProtectionTM (CCP) Campaign assists cities to adopt policies and implement quantifiable measures to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and enhance urban livability and sustainability


    http://www.iclei.org/index.php?id=800
  • ICLEI - International council for local environment initiatives

    ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability is an international association of local governments and national and regional local government organizations that have made a commitment to sustainable development.


    http://www.iclei.org/
idrc.ca
  • IDRC - International Development Research Centre - Cities feeding people

    The Cities Feeding People (CFP) Program at IDRC ran from 1992-2005, contributing to worldwide knowledge on urban agriculture as a distinct field of research and action, and its effectiveness for improving food security and generating income. CFP was merged into the Urban Poverty & Environment Program as of April 2005


    http://www.idrc.ca/EN/Resources/Publications/Pages/IDRCBookDetails.aspx?PublicationID=365
idw-online.de ieb.be iewonline.be ifpma.org iisd.ca imdb.com globallast.imo.org inbo.be flora.inbo.be indicators.be info-abeilles.be info-bijen.be inra.fr
  • Dossier sur les abeilles, la pollinisation, la biodiversité, les pesticides (INRA)

    Le déclin qui menace les populations d’abeilles est un enjeu énorme pour nos sociétés dont l'alimentation dépend pour une bonne part de la pollinisation des plantes à fleurs.

    La mortalité élevée des abeilles domestiques et des pollinisateurs sauvages est observée depuis plus de 60 ans. Le phénomène s’est intensifié et généralisé à l'ensemble de la planète. Sa forte augmentation depuis une quinzaine d'années soulève autant d'inquiétudes qui font des abeilles les témoins emblématiques de la qualité des pratiques agricoles actuelles et de leurs conséquences sur le milieu naturel. L’étude des abeilles, principalement de l’abeille domestique (Apis mellifera) et de leurs interactions avec leur environnement, fournit des clés pour enrayer ce déclin aux causes multiples.


    http://www.inra.fr/Grand-public/Ressources-et-milieux-naturels/Tous-les-dossiers/Abeilles-pollinisation-biodiversite-pesticides
  • Biodiversité des pollinisateurs et agriculture Page de l'INRA sur les pollinisateurs et l'agriculture
    http://www.inra.fr/la_science_et_vous/dossiers_scientifiques/biodiversite/questions_de_recherche/agriculture_et_territoires/biodiversite_des_pollinisateurs_et_agriculture
  • INRA - La ville, un nouveau terrain d’étude de la biodiversité

    Article written in 2005 talking about the city as a new field for studying biodiversity. (Only available in French)


    http://www.inra.fr/les_recherches/exemples_de_recherche/la_ville_un_nouveau_terrain_d_etude_de_la_biodiversite
international.inra.fr
  • INRA - Cities: a new fied of study for biodiversity

    Cities share the wonders of nature by creating parks and gardens or by letting vacant lots develop their own biodiversity. Sometimes, however, these areas are invaded by other species. Studying changes in urban biodiversity helps plan for and manage these invasions.(English version of a French article).


    http://www.international.inra.fr/research/some_examples/cities_a_new_field_of_study_for_biodiversity
interenvironment.org
  • South Africa - The City of Cape Town’s Biodiversity Strategy

    Cape Town’s unique landscape, biodiversity, culture, and heritage are its key economic assets. The city has good infrastructure and services. Tourism and a broad range of tertiary-sector economic activities and investments are built upon and utilize the characteristics that set Cape Town apart from other cities and make it a leading global tourist destination.

    Nevertheless, Cape Town faces pressing social and environmental challenges, including unemployment, expanding informal settlements, an HIV/AIDS explosion, increasing levels of crime and tuberculosis, and other aspects of social disintegration.


    http://www.interenvironment.org/pa/katzschner.htm
internationalpollinatorsinitiative.org inverde.be ipbes.net ipes.org
  • Ecuador - Revista Agricultura Urbana

    Article form the Urban Agriculture Magazine (April 2001). Only available in spanish. (Not available at this moment. The link will direct you to the special section on urban agriculture)


    http://www.ipes.org/area/agricultura-urbana
irceline.be brussel.irisnet.be brussels.irisnet.be bruxellesespacespublics.irisnet.be monument.irisnet.be pras.irisnet.be prd.irisnet.be urbanisme.irisnet.be itg.be
  • Institute of Tropical Medicine (ITM)

    The Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, Belgium (ITM) is one of the world's leading institutes for training, research and services delivery in tropical medicine and health care in developing countries.


    http://www.itg.be/itg/
itto.int iucn.org
  • The World Conservation Union (IUCN)
    http://www.iucn.org/
  • Mauvaises nouvelles pour les bourdons d’Europe (IUCN, 02.04.2014)

    Selon une étude récente qui évalue le statut des espèces au niveau européen, 24% des espèces de bourdons d’Europe sont menacées d’extinction sur la Liste rouge des espèces menacées de l’UICN.


    http://www.iucn.org/?14612/2/Mauvaises-nouvelles-pour-les-bourdons-dEurope
  • IUCN positions papers for CBD SBSTTA-14 and WGRI-3

    Subject: IUCN positions papers for CBD SBSTTA 14 and WGRI3

    Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 14:43:34 +0200

    From: LANGLEY Josephine <Josephine.Langley@iucn.org>

    CC: SMART Jane <Jane.Smart@iucn.org>, PENA MORENO Sonia <Sonia.PenaMoreno@iucn.org>

     

    Dear fellow participants from the Vilm workshop,

     

    IUCN would like to share with you its final position papers for SBSTTA14 and WGRI3. Please see the links below which will take you to the position papers in English, French and Spanish. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Nairobi.

    The documents can be found at the link below: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/global_policy/gpu_resources/gpu_position_papers/sbstta14_and_wgri3.cfm

    These cover the following issues:

    - IUCN's position on the revised CBD Strategic Plan for the post-2010 period

    - The Programme of Work on Protected Areas (POWPA)

    - The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC)

    - Gender mainstreaming

    - A general position paper with the Union's recommendations on several issues in the agenda

     

    Please note that an information paper on the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has been prepared and has also be posted online

    Kind regards,

    Josephine

     

    Josephine M. Langley (Ms)

    Network Coordinator

    Conserving Biodiversity

    IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)

    28 rue Mauverney, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland

    Tel. +41 22 999 0157; Fax +41 22 999 0015;

    www.iucn.org

    www.iucn.org/cbd

     

     



    -------- Original Message --------
    Subject: IUCN positions papers for CBD SBSTTA 14 and WGRI3
    Date: Fri, 30 Apr 2010 14:43:34 +0200
    From: LANGLEY Josephine <Josephine.Langley@iucn.org>
    CC: SMART Jane <Jane.Smart@iucn.org>, PENA MORENO Sonia <Sonia.PenaMoreno@iucn.org>


    Dear fellow participants from the Vilm workshop,

    IUCN would like to share with you its final position papers for SBSTTA14 and WGRI3. Please see the links below which will take you to the position papers in English, French and Spanish. I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible in Nairobi.

    The documents can be found at the link below: http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/global_policy/gpu_resources/gpu_position_papers/sbstta14_and_wgri3.cfm
    These cover the following issues:

    - IUCN's position on the revised CBD Strategic Plan for the post-2010 period
    - The Programme of Work on Protected Areas (POWPA)
    - The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC)
    - Gender mainstreaming
    - A general position paper with the Union's recommendations on several issues in the agenda

    Please note that an information paper on the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has been prepared and has also be posted online

    Kind regards,

    Josephine

    Josephine M. Langley (Ms)
    Network Coordinator
    Conserving Biodiversity
    IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature)
    28 rue Mauverney, CH-1196 Gland, Switzerland
    Tel. +41 22 999 0157; Fax +41 22 999 0015;
    www.iucn.org
    www.iucn.org/cbd




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    http://www.iucn.org/about/work/programmes/global_policy/gpu_resources/gpu_position_papers/sbstta14_and_wgri3.cfm
cmsdata.iucn.org
  • IUCN explanatory Guide to the Nagoya Protocol

    PPT presentation of the Guide :  http://www.cbd.int/abs/side-events/ICNP1/introduction-to-iucn-explanatory-guide-abs-protocol.pdf


    https://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/an_explanatory_guide_to_the_nagoya_protocol.pdf
iwcoffice.org iwt.be japononline.net
  • JaponOnline.net

    meteo

    translator

    money converter

    etc.


    http://www.japononline.net
jardinbotanique.be jedonnevieamaplanete.be jeunesetnature.be jnm.be jolpress.com
  • «Il faut évaluer correctement les effets des pesticides sur les abeilles» (Jol Press, 14.04.2014)

    C'est une première en Europe: une étude a été menée dans dix-sept pays membres de l'UE pour mesurer le taux de mortalité des abeilles domestiques entre l’automne 2012 et l’été 2013. Phénomène observé depuis la fin des années 90, le déclin de ces pollinisateurs agricoles est particulièrement élevé dans les pays du nord de l'Europe pendant la période hivernale. Gérard Arnold est Directeur de recherche CNRS, spécialiste de la biologie de l’abeille domestique, revient sur les résultats de l'étude et les moyens développés à l'échelle européenne pour protéger les abeilles.


    http://www.jolpress.com/abeilles-epilobee-etude-pesticides-saison-apicole-ruche-mort-disparition-article-825369.html
jour2fete.com journaldemontreal.com
  • Un tueur d’abeilles croupit dans les flaques (Journal de Montreal, 31.03.2014)

    Un jeune chercheur québécois est le premier au monde à mettre le doigt sur une des causes de la disparition massive des abeilles à l’échelle planétaire. Après deux étés à étudier les champs montérégiens, Olivier Samson-Robert, de l’Université Laval, est convaincu que le tueur se cache dans les flaques d’eau des champs. Il s’agit d’une famille de pesticides appelés néonicotinoïdes, employés massivement comme enrobage des semences. Ces substances se répandent dans le sol et dans la plante par la sève.


    http://www.journaldemontreal.com/2014/03/31/un-tueur-dabeilles-croupit-dans-les-flaques
kathleenvanbrempt.be kauwberg.be
  • SOS Kauwberg

    Secrétariat - courrier

    C/O Marc De Brouwer

    Rue Geleytsbeek 29

    1180 Uccle

    Tél. / Fax / Répondeur: 02/374 60 34



    http://www.kauwberg.be/
kbs-frb.be kcci.com kerkuilwerkgroep.be klimaat.be knack.be konvib.eu biw.kuleuven.be
  • Laboratory of Tropical Crop Improvement
    http://www.biw.kuleuven.be/DTP/TRO/_data/home.htm
  • Biodiversity relationships in urban and suburban parks in Flanders

    Urban and suburban parks can play an important role in the conservation of biodiversity, especially in a strongly urbanised region like Flanders (Belgium). A previously developed method for monitoring biodiversity was applied to 15 parks in Flanders. This method took both habitat and species diversity into account and resulted in 13 biodiversity indicators.

    The results show that urban and suburban parks can have a high species richness, especially if they consist of different more or less semi-natural habitats. The relationships between the biodiversity indicators and the ecological factors affecting the biodiversity were examined using multivariate analyses and correlation techniques. Park area was the main factor explaining the variation in biodiversity indicators, so larger parks could contribute more to the conservation of biodiversity than small ones. A biodiversity score based on habitat diversity and species richness was proposed to summarise and evaluate the biodiversity. This score is not correlated with the park area and is therefore considered as a reliable indicator for comparing biodiversity in parks of different area.


    http://www.biw.kuleuven.be/lbh/lbnl/ecology/pdf-files/pdf-art/johnny/CornelisHermy2004.pdf
biodiv.kvvm.hu ladepeche.fr
  • Une charte pour sauver les abeilles (La Dépêche, 03.05.2014)

    Quatre années de travail, douze versions dont huit en quelques mois seulement et une vingtaine de personnes pour «plancher» sur le dossier… La première charte entre professionnels de l'apiculture et des semences oléagineuses vient enfin d'être signée.


    http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2014/05/03/1874512-une-charte-pour-sauver-les-abeilles.html
  • Il invente le piège à frelons asiatiques (ladepeche.fr, 20.09.2011)
    http://www.ladepeche.fr/article/2011/09/20/1171077-il-invente-le-piege-a-frelons-asiatiques.html?fb_action_ids=614029405287399&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=[10150294675680334]&action_type_map=[%22og.likes%22]&action_ref_map=[]
lafranceagricole.fr
  • Nouveaux soupçons sur deux néonicotinoïdes (Harvard) (La France Agricole, 15.05.2014)

    Deux néonicotinoïdes – l'imidaclopride et la clothianidine – semblent nuire de façon significative aux colonies d'abeilles durant l'hiver, en particulier les plus froids, selon une étude de la Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) publiée le 9 mai 2014 dans le Bulletin of insectology.


    http://www.lafranceagricole.fr/actualite-agricole/abeilles-nouveaux-soupcons-sur-deux-neonicotinoides-harvard-88170.html
  • L'Unaf demande l'interdiction totale des néonicotinoïdes (La France Agricole, 11.02.2014)

    Dans une lettre ouverte au ministre de l'Agriculture, l'Union nationale de l'apiculture française (Unaf) demande l'interdiction totale de l'usage des néonicotinoïdes, y compris l'acétamipride et le thiaclopride.


    http://www.lafranceagricole.fr/actualite-agricole/abeilles-l-unaf-demande-l-interdiction-totale-des-neonicotinoides-84201.html
lalibre.be latimes.com lavenir.net leefmilieubrussel.be lefigaro.fr lemonde.fr
  • Les apiculteurs français rejettent le plan de soutien du gouvernement (lemonde.fr, 12.02.2013)
    http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2013/02/12/les-apiculteurs-francais-rejettent-le-plan-de-soutien-du-gouvernement_1831275_3244.html?xtmc=abeille&xtcr=2
  • L'Europe en grave déficit d'abeilles pour polliniser ses cultures (Le Monde, 09.01.2014)

    L'Europe affiche un déficit de 13,4 millions de colonies d'abeilles, soit 7 milliards d'individus, pour correctement polliniser ses cultures. Ce sont les conclusions de chercheurs de l'université de Reading (Royaume-Uni), publiées mercredi 8 janvier dans la revue Plos One.


    http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2014/01/09/l-europe-en-grave-deficit-d-abeilles-pour-polliniser-ses-cultures_4345742_3244.html
  • Un quatrième insecticide mortel pour les abeilles interdit en UE (Le Monde, 16.07.2013)
    http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2013/07/16/l-union-europeenne-interdit-un-quatrieme-insecticide-mortel-pour-les-abeilles_3448572_3244.html#xtor=RSS-3208
  • Abeilles : des députés britanniques demandent l'interdiction de pesticides (www.lemonde.fr, 08.04.2013)
    http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2013/04/08/abeilles-des-deputes-britanniques-demandent-l-interdiction-de-pesticides_3155808_3244.html?xtmc=abeilles&xtcr=1
  • Abeilles : un quatrième insecticide épinglé (Le Monde, 27.05.2013)
    http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2013/05/27/abeilles-un-quatrieme-insecticide-epingle_3419260_3244.html#xtor=RSS-3208
  • Pesticides : les mathématiques au secours des abeilles (Le Monde, 07.11.2013)

    L'originalité des travaux de M. Bryden et ses coauteurs tient à la construction d'un modèle mathématique capable de simuler la réaction d'une colonie à un stress subtil mais chronique. La littérature scientifique permet de lister plusieurs effets dits sub-létaux sur les abeilles ou les bourdons : déficit du succès reproductif, déficit des capacités cognitives, déficit de l'immunité... Les auteurs ont intégré ces paramètres à un modèle de dynamique des colonies. "Les colonies d'abeilles sociales dépendent de l'efficacité de la coopération entre une multitude d'ouvrières et les tâches comme le butinage, la régulation thermique du nid et le soin au couvain sont essentielles pour maintenir et améliorer la fonction de la colonie", écrivent les chercheurs.


    http://www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2013/11/07/pesticides-les-mathematiques-au-secours-des-abeilles_3509916_1650684.html
  • Déclin des abeilles : les mots qui fâchent (Le Monde, 13.04.2014)

    C’est une étude fascinante qu’a rendue publique, le 7 avril, la Commission européenne. Conçue par Bruxelles et conduite par un laboratoire de l’Agence nationale de sécurité sanitaire française (Anses), cette enquête a essentiellement consisté à mesurer la mortalité des abeilles domestiques (Apis mellifera) dans 17 pays européens.

    Mais le plus intéressant n’est pas le résultat obtenu. Le plus intéressant est le résultat qui n’a pas été obtenu.

    Pourquoi ? Simplement parce que le protocole choisi visait à restreindre la recherche des causes des mortalités observées aux uniques pathogènes naturels : seules les grandes maladies d’Apis mellifera ont été recherchées dans les ruchers visités.

    Nous ne saurons donc pas quels résidus de pesticides se trouvaient dans les colonies les plus touchées. Et ce, alors même que des travaux académiques toujours plus nombreux montrent les effets délétères des nouvelles générations de pesticides et des mélanges de substances actives sur la survie des abeilles et des pollinisateurs.


    http://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2014/04/13/declin-des-abeilles-les-mots-qui-fachent_4400314_3232.html
  • Pesticides : les preuves du danger s'accumulent (Le Monde, 13.06.2013)
    http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2013/06/13/pesticides-les-preuves-du-danger-s-accumulent_3429549_3244.html#xtor=AL-32280397
  • Pesticides : un risque enfin admis pour les abeilles (Le Monde, France, 16.01.2013)
    http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2013/01/16/pesticides-un-risque-enfin-admis-pour-les-abeilles_1817630_3244.html
  • Un moratoire inutile sur les insecticides tueurs d'abeilles (Le Monde, 07.12.2013)

    Un fait notable s’est produit cette semaine en Europe : quatre insecticides agricoles y ont été suspendus pour deux ans, dans le but affiché de protéger les abeilles et les pollinisateurs sauvages. Il n’y a pourtant aucune raison de s’en réjouir. Au contraire. Le moratoire, qui vise certains usages du fipronil et de trois molécules dites néonicotinoïdes (clothianidine, imidaclopride, thiaméthoxame), marque une profonde faillite de gouvernance. Trois raisons à cela.


    http://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2013/12/07/un-moratoire-inutile_3527407_3232.html
  • Recul des pesticides : les calculs biaisés du gouvernement (Le Monde, 19.12.2013)
    http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2013/12/19/la-fausse-annonce-du-gouvernement-francais-sur-le-recul-des-pesticides_4337234_3244.html
  • Le tabac et les abeilles (Le Monde, 12.10.2013)

    Sur l'absurdité de l'évaluation de la toxicité de substances.


    http://www.lemonde.fr/idees/article/2013/10/12/le-tabac-et-les-abeilles_3494773_3232.html?xtmc=abeilles&xtcr=1
  • Insecticides : les bourdons perdent le nord, même à très faible dose (Le Monde, 30.01.2014)

    L’étau scientifique se resserre autour des néonicotinoïdes, cette famille d’insecticides commercialisée depuis le milieu des années 1990 et suspectée depuis d’être l’une des causes majeures du déclin des insectes pollinisateurs – abeilles domestiques et insectes sauvages. Dans la dernière édition de la revue Ecotoxicology, des chercheurs britanniques montrent que des doses infinitésimales d’imidaclopride – l’un des principaux représentants de cette famille chimique – sont susceptibles de perturber le comportement de bourdons communs (Bombus terrestris) et d’affaiblir ainsi de manière durable et significative le fonctionnement de la colonie.


    http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2014/01/30/insecticides-les-bourdons-perdent-le-nord-meme-a-tres-faible-dose_4356584_3244.html?xtmc=bourdon&xtcr=1
  • Bataille judiciaire aux Etats-Unis sur les pesticides tueurs d'abeilles (www.lemonde.fr, 28.03.2013)
    http://www.lemonde.fr/planete/article/2013/03/28/bataille-judiciaire-aux-etats-unis-sur-les-pesticides-tueurs-d-abeilles_3149591_3244.html
levif.be lfpress.com liberation.fr
  • Près de 1 200 médecins signent un appel mettant en garde contre les pesticides (Libération, 28.01.2014)

    Ils préconisent notamment de mettre fin aux dérogations à l’interdiction des épandages aériens, et appellent l'Etat à reconnaître certaines maladies professionnelles liées aux pesticides.


    http://www.liberation.fr/societe/2014/01/28/pres-de-1-200-medecins-signent-un-appel-mettant-en-garde-contre-les-pesticides_976103
  • Une ruche idée contre l’hécatombe apicole (Libération, 25.02.2014)

    En ces temps de décimation apicole et d’inquiétudes fort légitimes et subséquentes quant à notre avenir, nous nous interrogeons largement sur les causes de l’hécatombe. Et si, en plus de se demander ce qui peut bien dézinguer nos populations d’abeilles, on commençait par chercher ce qui pourrait les sauver ? Mais, me direz-vous, si les abeilles meurent en masse dans les ruchers de nos apiculteurs, il faut bien identifier leurs meurtriers ! On soupçonne les pesticides, les ondes électromagnétiques, de mystérieux virus… Et on a en partie raison, semble-t-il. Certes vous rétorquerai-je, mais ce bosquet d’usual suspects ne cache-t-il pas la forêt dense de leurs emmerdements ? Comme, pour nous, n’y aurait-il pas un «effet cocktail» de petites causes discrètes individuellement mais redoutables ensemble ? De même que l’on cherche ce qui tue, il faudrait s’inquiéter de ce qui empêche de vivre.


    http://www.liberation.fr/terre/2014/02/25/une-ruche-idee-contre-l-hecatombe-apicole_982862
  • Les abeilles sont tombées comme les mouches aux Etats-Unis (Libération, 07.05.2013)
    http://www.liberation.fr/sciences/2013/05/07/les-abeilles-sont-tombees-comme-les-mouches-aux-etats-unis_901646
libertyparkusafd.org
  • Sustainable Cities Research Institute

    This is the website of the Sustainable Cities Research Institute, which is a research and consultancy Institute based within the School of the Built Environment, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. SCRI, which was created in 1997, is committed to developing effective, integrated and interdisciplinary approaches to urban sustainability and urban regeneration though high quality research, publication and the public dissemination of knowledge. It promotes the principles of sustainable development by working closely with local, regional, national and international organisations through the development of innovatory approaches in research and policy implementation.


    http://libertyparkusafd.org/lp/BuildingGreenUSA/Future%20Green%20Cities/Sustainable%20Cities%20Research%20Institute.htm
lille.fr limburg.be
  • Het Groene Huis (Province of Limburg)

    Nature Education Center of the Province of Limburg, Genk

    Address:
    Het Groene Huis
    Domein Bokrijk,
    3600 Genk
    tel. 011 26 54 50
    fax 011 26 54 55
    pnc@limburg.be


    http://www.limburg.be/eCache/42278/groenehuis.html
  • LIKONA - Limburgse Koepel voor Natuurstudie

    Het Groene Huis

    Domein Bokrijk

    B-3600 Genk (Belgium)

    Tel.: +32-(0)11-26 54 50

    Fax: +32-(0)11-26 54 55

    E-mail: likona@limburg.be


    http://www.limburg.be/eCache/14146/LIKONA-Nieuws.html?lbl=milieuennatuur&lblnr=15351&lblgr=leven
lne.be mathieua.fr maxisciences.com mcpfe.org megacitiesproject.org
  • Indonesia - Megacities Project: Urban greening in Bidara Cina

    The Greening Program at Bidara Cina is aimed at upgrading the quality of the urban environment while generating employment and income generation opportunities. The successful cultivation of vegetables and other economically valuable plants has proven the feasibility of this approach to simultaneously addressing poverty and environmental problems in slum areas: first, it is a community-government partnership, through the mediation of an independent quasi-public agency; and, second, community management of local implementation and income generation have insured community participation. Currently, the program covers a densely populated area of about 126 Ha, and directly involves a population of about 44,000.

    THE MEGA-CITIES PROJECT PUBLICATION MCP-018B

    This project is inserted in the Mega Cities Project wich is a transnational, non-profit network of leaders from government, business, non-profits, grassroots groups, academia and media, dedicated to sharing innovative solutions to the problems they face in common. Since 1987 we have established research/action teams in 21 of the world's largest cities. The Mega-Cities Coordinators in each city are based in local research centers, universities or voluntary organizations. We have met together in ten of these cities to exchange experiences; synthesize lessons learned; and refine our theory, method and action strategy.


    http://www.megacitiesproject.org/pdf/publications_pdf_mcp018b.pdf
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  • Metadata African Organization - Information System (METAFRO) Metafro Infosys is a catalogue of data sets and data sources related to Central Africa (including Angola, Burundi and Rwanda). It is also the Digital Information Centre of the Royal Museum for Central Africa. The data set includes documents, metadata information on institutions and research projects, library catalogues and collections.
    http://www.metafro.be/
metz.fr
  • Metz - Cradle of urban ecology

    From the beginning of the 1970s, whilst most large European cities were getting involved in ambitious building projects, Metz decided to react to this trend by thinking about the city in terms of human criteria and no longer merely in economic terms, at the same time basing this on a history going back several thousand years, expressed in the physical presence within the urban landscape of different architectural styles.

    From Metz website 


    http://www.metz.fr/metz2/actions/agenda21/index.php
milieueducatie.be nme.milieuinfo.be mina.be minaraad.be mnhn.fr
  • France
    http://www.mnhn.fr/biodiv
mo.be mobot.org mondefilms.com news.mongabay.com
  • More is better: high bee biodiversity boosts crop yields (Mongabay, 12.06.2014)

    Scientists have discovered that blueberry plants visited by more diverse bee species increased their seed number, berry size and fruit set, and quickened their ripening time. They hope their findings encourage farmers to help support local wild bee communities.


    http://news.mongabay.com/2014/0612-hong-bees-biodiversity.html
montreuil.fr mres-asso.org
  • Maison Régionale de l'Environnement et des Solidarités (Nord-Pas de Calais) (French)

    Maison de la Nature et de l'Environnement de Lille

    La Maison Régionale de l’Environnement et des Solidarités (MRES) is an association created in 1978 under the name of "Maison de la nature et de l'environnement". The members of the association are associations dealing with nature, environment, Human rights and solidarity.


    http://mres-asso.org/
  • NATURENVILLE - Réseau régional (French)

    Every year, the Naturenville network (associations network) has a theme linked to the nature in the city.  

     

     

     


    http://mres-asso.org/spip.php?rubrique17
museum-neuchatel.ch nara.be chm-biodiv.nat.tn natagora.be
  • Natagora An association of Aves and RNOB


    Rue du Wisconsin 3

    B-5000 Namur (Belgium)

    Tel.: +32-(0)81-83 05 70

    Fax: +32 (0)81-83 05 71

    E-mail: info@natagora.be



    http://www.natagora.be
  • RNOB (cf. Natagora)

    Pôle 'réserves naturelles' de Natagora

    Branch for 'protected areas' of Natagora


    Rue du Wisconsin 3

    B-5000 Namur (Belgium)

    Tel.: +32-(0)81-83 05 70

    Fax: +32 (0)81-83 05 71

    E-mail: info@natagora.be


    http://www.natagora.be/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=50
  • Natagora: Agenda des activités
    http://www.natagora.be/index.php?id=agenda
  • Opération Refuges Naturels des RNOB

    The nature reserves RNOB, partner of Natagora, focus to the preservation and the management of the threatened natural habitats. For this purpose, Nature Reserves - Natagora are developing a strategy to buy or rent certain fields, areas, showing a remarkable biological interest, especially in Wallonia and in Brussels. (Only available in French)


    http://www.natagora.be/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=29&Itemid=50
nationalgeographic.fr news.nationalgeographic.com natpro.be naturalsciences.be
  • Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS)
    http://www.naturalsciences.be/
  • CMS Scientific Council Member

    Dr Roseline Beudels
    Section of Biological Evaluation
    Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
    Rue Vautier 29
    B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
    Tel: + 32 2 627 43 54
    E-mail:roseline.beudels[at]naturalsciences.be


    http://www.naturalsciences.be/cb
  • National Focal Point to the Global Taxonomy Initiative

    Dr Marie-Lucie Susini

    Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
    Vautierstraat 29
    B-1000 Brussels
    Belgium

    Tel.: +32 2 627 45 90
    Fax: +32 2 627 41 95
    E-mail: cbd-gti<at>naturalsciences.be;mlsusini<at>naturalsciences.be


    http://www.naturalsciences.be/biodiversity/
  • National Focal Point to the Convention on Biological Diversity

    Dr Patrick Grootaert

    Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
    CBD National Focal Point and Chair of the Steering Committee 'Biodiversity Convention'

    Marianne Schlesser
    Executive secretary of the CBD National Focal Point
    Operational Directorate Natural Environment - OD Nature

    Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
    Rue Vautier 29, B-1000 Brussels, Belgium
    Tel: +32 2 627 45 25; Fax: +32 2 627 41 95
    www.naturalsciences.be

    E-mail: nfp-cbd<at>naturalsciences.be

     


    http://www.naturalsciences.be/biodiversity/
  • National Focal Point to the Clearing-House Mechanism

    Ir Han de Koeijer

    Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
    Vautierstraat 29
    B-1000 Brussels
    Belgium

    Tel.: +32 2 627 42 67
    Fax: +32 2 627 41 41
    E-mail: cbd-chm<at>naturalsciences.be


    http://www.naturalsciences.be/biodiversity/
  • Contact Point for the Global Invasive Species Programme

    Mr Marc Peeters
    Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences
    Vautierstraat  29
    B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)
    Tel.: +32 2 627 45 65
    Fax: +32 2 627 41 41
    E-mail: marc.peeters@naturalsciences.be


    http://www.naturalsciences.be/biodiversity/
  • Belgian Journal of Zoology

    Scope: general zoology

    Periodicity: biannual with supplement

    Language: in English and French

    Accessibility: for members or on subscription,

    Edited by:

    Royal Belgian Society of Zoology
    Department of Biology
    Un iversity of Antwerp -UIA
    Universiteitsplein 1
    B-2610 Antwerp (Belgium)
    Tel .: +32-3-820 22 59
    Fax: +32-3-820 22 71


    http://www.naturalsciences.be/institute/associations/rbzs_website/bjz
bch-cbd.naturalsciences.be
  • Biodiversité en Région de Bruxelles-Capitale: la nature de Bruxelles

    Article from a report of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences (RBINS) (BIOLOGIE, 70-SUPPL.: 35-39, 2000) about  the biodiversity in the Brussels-Capital Region.


    http://bch-cbd.naturalsciences.be/belgium/implementation/documents/symposia/symposium1999/deschutter.pdf
nature.com chm.nature.cz natuur2000.be
  • Natuur2000

    Contact:

    Fort Oelegem
    Goorstraat z/n
    2520 Oelegem-Ranst
    Tel. (03) 231-2604
    Fax. (03) 233-6499
    E-mail: natuur2000@telenet.be


    http://www.natuur2000.be/
natuurbericht.be
  • Neonicotinoïden: supergif voor landbouwleven (Natuurbericht.be, 26.06.2014)

    Een studie, uitgevoerd door 29 onafhankelijke wetenschappers van over de hele wereld, bevestigt dat de systemische pesticidengroep van de neonicotinoïden veel meer schade berokkent dan eerder werd gedacht. Wat nu?


    http://www.natuurbericht.be/?id=12603&Eid=8603
  • Bloemenstroken langs akkers verdienen zichzelf terug (Natuurbericht.be, 04.07.2014)

    Bijvriendelijke bloemenstroken langs akkers leveren al na vier jaar economische winst op voor landbouwers: dat is de conclusie van nieuw Amerikaans onderzoek. Dit onderzoek toont aan dat bloemen in het boerenland geen vervelend onkruid hoeven te zijn, maar een integraal onderdeel uitmaken van een duurzaam en hoog productief landschap. Vandaag beslist de Vlaamse regering over de voorwaarden voor inkomenssteun aan de landbouwers. Natuurpunt vindt dat de Vlaamse regering de verplichte vergroeningsmaatregelen voor landbouwers zo moet opmaken dat ze maximaal effectief zijn voor bijen. Op korte termijn betekent dit ook productiewinst: twee vliegen in één klap dus.


    http://www.natuurbericht.be/?id=12627&Eid=8603
  • Bijen slapen de winter door (natuurbericht.be, 02.01.2014)

    We hadden van hen niets anders verwacht: bijen cocoonen in een nest. Ze overwinteren als volwassen bij of als rustlarve en soms spinnen ze zelfs een cocon om zich heen om zich extra te beschermen. En dan vertrekken ze, heerlijk ingeduffeld, voor een lange winterslaap.


    http://www.natuurbericht.be/?id=11955&Eid=8603
  • Biolandbouw verhoogt biodiversiteit met 30 procent (Natuurbericht, 28.03.2014)

    Biolandbouw zorgt gemiddeld voor 30% meer biodiversiteit. Dat hebben onderzoekers van de universiteit van Oxford berekend in een grote meta-analyse. Vooral planten en bestuivers zijn gebaat bij biolandbouw.


    http://www.natuurbericht.be/?id=12366&Eid=8603
  • Boer, pas op uw bijen (Natuurbericht, 09.04.2014)

    Een op drie Belgische honingbijen overleeft de winter niet. Daarmee is de bijensterfte in ons land dubbel zo hoog als het Europees gemiddelde. De trend naar grootschalige en intensieve landbouw lijkt de voornaamste doodsteek te worden voor bijen. Nochtans delen landbouwers en bijen een lange geschiedenis: sinds oudsher maken boeren dankbaar gebruik van bestuivende bijen voor de productie. Het Europees Landbouwbeleid moet haar subsidies inzettenop natuur- en dus bijvriendelijke landbouwmodellen.


    http://www.natuurbericht.be/?id=12397&Eid=8603
  • Nieuw puzzelstuk in mysterie bijendodende superpesticide (Natuurbericht.be, 25.10.2013)

    Dat neonicotinoïden een ernstige bedreiging vormen voor bijen is al langer bekend. Maar hoe de pesticiden exact te werk gaan, was nog niet helemaal duidelijk. Recent raakten Italiaanse wetenschappers weer een stapje dichter bij de verklaring.


    http://www.natuurbericht.be/?id=11644&Eid=8603
  • Bermen, bloemen en bijen (Natuurbericht.be, 26.05.2014)

    Paars, wit en geel. Het zouden de kleuren van een voetbalclub of van de vlag van een ver en exotisch land kunnen zijn. Het zijn echter ook de kleuren die momenteel in veel wegbermen overheersen. Deze kleurenpracht is er niet louter ter vermaak van de verveelde filerijder, maar heeft vooral een grote ecologische waarde. Een verhaal van bermen, bloemen en bijen.


    http://www.natuurbericht.be/?id=12525&Eid=8603
  • Klimaatverandering vraagt om meer bijen (Natuurbericht.be, 14.01.2014)

    Er dreigt in Europa een flink tekort aan bijen voor de bestuiving van voedselgewassen. Dat blijkt uit onderzoek van een grote groep Europese wetenschappers, waaronder David Kleijn en Jeroen Scheper van Alterra en Wageningen University. In een artikel in het wetenschappelijke tijdschrift PLOS ONE laten zij zien wat er aan de hand is, en hoe dat komt. Klimaatverandering speelt daarbij een onverwachte rol.


    http://www.natuurbericht.be/?id=12057&Eid=8603
  • Robuust netwerk van bestuivende insecten kan opeens instorten (Natuurbericht.be, 09.01.2014)

    De wereldwijde afname van bijen, hommels en andere bestuivers heeft grote consequenties voor de voedselzekerheid en het behoud van biodiversiteit. Wetenschappers van Wageningen University wijzen er in het gezaghebbende tijdschrift Ecology Letters op dat een verdere verslechtering van de omstandigheden voor bestuivers kan leiden tot een plotseling uitsterven van talloze soorten. Veel plantensoorten zijn voor de productie van zaden of vruchten afhankelijk van bestuivers die stuifmeel van de ene naar de andere bloem overbrengen. Bestuivers krijgen daar vervolgens nectar voor terug.


    http://www.natuurbericht.be/?id=12010&Eid=8603
  • Neonicotinoïden zorgen voor competitievervalsing in de natuur (Natuurbericht, 06.12.2013)

    Dat de impact van neonicotinoiden op de biodiversiteit veel groter is dan voorheen werd gedacht, hebben tal van wetenschappelijke studies aangetoond. Want naast de zogenaamde pestsoorten als bladluizen hebben ook heel wat andere dieren en planten ernstig te lijden onder het gebruik van de gifstoffen. Een recente studie suggereert dat op termijn alleen de meest resistente soorten zullen overblijven doordat het pesticide minder resistente soorten benadeelt in de competitie voor voedsel.


    http://www.natuurbericht.be/?id=11837&Eid=8603
  • Nectarrestaurants (= distels) sluiten deuren door achterhaalde wetgeving (Natuurbericht.be, 18.06.2014)

    De zomer is in het land, de bloemen in bermen en akkerranden staan volop in bloei en zoals ieder jaar is ook de klopjacht op distels ingezet. De afgelopen dagen kregen verschillende mensen een aangetekende zending in de bus met een aanmaning om de distels in hun voortuin te verwijderen. Post uit het verleden lijkt het wel: de distelbestrijdingswetgeving dateert uit 1887, toen landbouwers nog met hun vingers in de paardenmest wroetten en daardoor tetanus riskeerden. Anno 2014 is een heksenjacht op elke distel overdreven en onnodig, bovendien leidt het ertoe dat de beste nectarrestaurants voor bedreigde bijen en vlinders op slag verdwijnen. In een landschap dat nu al uitzonderlijk arm is aan bloemen, is dat geen goede zaak.


    http://www.natuurbericht.be/?id=12580&Eid=8603
natuurenbos.be
  • Vlaams Bezoekerscentrum De Grote Zaagbek

    Flemish Nature Education Center, Oudenburg

    Address:
    DE GROTE ZAAGBEK
    Oude Bruggeweg, 239,
    8460 Oudenburg.
    tel. & fax.: +32 59 26 60 99


    http://www.natuurenbos.be/nl-BE/domeinen/bezoekerscentra/de_grote_zaagbek#.U7VRw7GlVMo
  • Vlaams Bezoekerscentrum De Otter

    Flemish Visitor Centre De Otter

    Address:

    Vlaams Bezoekerscentrum De Otter
    Kasteel De Blankaart
    Iepersteenweg 56
    8600 Woumen
    Tel: +32 51 54 59 48
    Fax: +32 51 54 59 50


    http://www.natuurenbos.be/nl-be/domeinen/bezoekerscentra/de_otter/
  • Regional Focal Point for the Flemish Region

    Dr Els Martens

    Agentschap voor Natuur en Bos
    Centrale Diensten
    Koning Albert II-laan 20 bus 8
    B-1000 Brussels  (Belgium)

    Tel.: +32 2 553 76 86
    Fax: +32 2 553 76 85
    E-mail: els.martens<at>lne.vlaanderen.be

     

     


    http://www.natuurenbos.be/
  • National Focal Point to the Convention on Migratory Species


    Dr. Els Martens

    Assistant to the Director
    Coordination Policy Division
    Agency for Nature and Forest, Flemish Government
    Koning Albert II Laan 20 Bus 8
    B 1000 Brussels
    Tel: +32 2 553 76 86
    Fax: +32 2 553 76 85
    E-mail: els.martens[at]lne.vlaanderen.be


    http://www.natuurenbos.be/
  • Agency for Nature and Forests
    http://www.natuurenbos.be/
natuurendestad.nl
  • Wildlife and the city

    Wildlife and the City is a book about the relations between the city and wildlife. It explores the ways in which urban wildlife can offer opportunities for unexpected, spectacular encounters with wildlife, and assesses how urban buildings can provide an attractive supplement to the ecological values in rural areas. (Also available in Dutch)


    http://www.natuurendestad.nl/english/index.html
natuurindicatoren.be natuurpunt.be activiteiten.natuurpunt.be natuurpuntleuven.be
  • Leuven - Natuur in de Stad Website of the "Natuurpunt" (Nature point) division in the city of Leuven. The link is to a special page on "nature in the city". There is also a special page in English with general information on "Natuurpunt Leuven".
    http://www.natuurpuntleuven.be/
natuurpuntoostbrabant.be
  • Countdown 2010 in Oost-Brabant

    A site with information on biodiversity actions that are undertaken in Eastern-Brabant in relation to Countdown 2010. Several communities have signed a biodiversity charter to stimulate biodiversity in their local environment.


    http://www.natuurpuntoostbrabant.be/docs/DossierBiodiversiteit.htm
natuurwetenschappen.be nev.ne.ch
  • Neuchâtel - Nature en Ville (French)

    A Neuchâtel project, realized with the support of the Office fédéral de l'environnement, des forêts et du paysages (OFEFP) and with the Fond suisse pour le paysage (FSP).


    http://nev.ne.ch/
abc.net.au newscientist.com nfu.ca
  • The Importance of Bees and Bee Health (National Farmers Union, 01.05.2014)

    National Farmers Union Submission to Standing Senate Committee on Agriculture and Forestry on The Importance of Bees and Bee Health (mainly on neonicotinoids). National Farmers Union (NFU) calls on Senate Committee to recommend five-year moratorium on neonicotinoid seed treatments.


    http://www.nfu.ca/story/importance-bees-and-bee-health
ngz.be
  • Natuurgroepering Zoniënwoud

    Voorzitter: Dhr. Dirk Raes

    Waterloosesteenweg 1

    1640 Sint-Genesius-Rode

    Tel : 02-358.32.93

    E-mail : voorzitter@ngz.be


    http://www.ngz.be/
niagarabeeway.com
  • Bio Control for Varroa Mite (Niagara Beeway)
    As the video says Stratiolaelaps scimitus were called "Hypoaspis Miles", not sure why the name change, but using the old name may find one more info, as the older name is what I ordered. It is a very common bio-control product for greenhouses, I bought these to
    control mites from the same firm that sold me nematodes. The shipping (Fed-X required) cost more than the canister of peat moss in which the mites were delivered, and they did not survive even a Virginia winter in a greenhouse warm enough for year-round citrus trees and a vanilla vine.  But they did the job in greenhouse applications. Here's a video claiming success in beehives.

    http://www.niagarabeeway.com/bio-control-for-varroa-mite.html
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  • Importance of pollinators in changing landscapes for world crops

    The extent of our reliance on animal pollination for world crop production for human food has not
    previously been evaluated and the previous estimates for countries or continents have seldom used primary
    data. In this review, we expand the previous estimates using novel primary data from 200 countries and
    found that fruit, vegetable or seed production from 87 of the leading global food crops is dependent upon
    animal pollination, while 28 crops do not rely upon animal pollination. However, global production
    volumes give a contrasting perspective, since 60% of global production comes from crops that do not
    depend on animal pollination, 35% from crops that depend on pollinators, and 5% are unevaluated. Using
    all crops traded on the world market and setting aside crops that are solely passively self-pollinated, windpollinated
    or parthenocarpic, we then evaluated the level of dependence on animal-mediated pollination
    for crops that are directly consumed by humans. We found that pollinators are essential for 13 crops,
    production is highly pollinator dependent for 30, moderately for 27, slightly for 21, unimportant for 7, and
    is of unknown significance for the remaining 9. We further evaluated whether local and landscape-wide
    management for natural pollination services could help to sustain crop diversity and production. Case
    studies for nine crops on four continents revealed that agricultural intensification jeopardizes wild bee
    communities and their stabilizing effect on pollination services at the landscape scale.


    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1702377/
  • Interactions between Nosema microspores and a neonicotinoid weaken honeybees (Apis mellifera) - Environmental Microbiology, March 2010
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2847190/
  • Acetylcholinesterase in honey bees (Apis mellifera) exposed to neonicotinoids, atrazine and glyphosate: laboratory and field experiments (NCBI, 27.02.2013)
    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23443944
nos.nl
  • 'Pesticide oorzaak bijensterfte' (NOS, 30.03.2012)

    Een wereldwijd veel gebruikt pesticide is waarschijnlijk verantwoordelijk voor de 'bijenverdwijnziekte'. Tot die conclusie zijn Franse en Britse wetenschappers gekomen.


    http://nos.nl/artikel/357252-pesticide-oorzaak-bijensterfte.html
nouvellesapproches.org nps.gov
  • Washington DC - Center for Urban Ecology

    The Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) identifies and responds to the natural resource needs of the National Capital Region (NCR), located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.

    The CUE staff focuses on urban ecology within the matrix of the region's nationally significant natural and cultural resources. Through science, service, and partnerships, CUE assists managers in understanding, protecting, and restoring natural resources for future generations.


    http://www.nps.gov/cue/
umwelt.nuernberg.de nytimes.com green.blogs.nytimes.com eu.oceana.org
  • Oceana

    Founded in 2001, Oceana is the largest international organization focused solely on ocean conservation, protecting marine ecosystems and endangered species. The offices, located in Europe, North America, Central America and South America, work together on a limited number of strategic, directed campaigns to achieve measurable outcomes that will help return our oceans to former levels of abundance. They believe in the importance of science in identifying problems and solutions. Their scientists work closely with their teams of economists, lawyers and advocates to achieve tangible results for the oceans.


    http://eu.oceana.org/en
ohiodnr.com thepost.on.ca urbanforest.on.net
  • South Australia Urban Forest Biodiversity Program

    The SA Urban Forests – Million Trees Program is an initiative of the South Australian Government, managed by the Department for Environment and Heritage, with support from local government, industry and the community.

    It is dedicated to planting three million local native trees and associated understorey species across the Adelaide Metropolitan Area by 2014, restoring approximately 2,000 hectares of native vegetation, and off-setting carbon emissions.

    The Program is playing a key role in reducing the physical impact of our city upon the natural environment, while enhancing amenity and improving the quality of life for Adelaide residents, visitors and future generations.


    http://www.urbanforest.on.net/omtmain.htm
onkaparingacity.com
  • City of Onkaparinga - Biodiversity managing

    This website refers to the management of the biodiversity in the city of Onkaparinga (Australia)


    http://www.onkaparingacity.com/onka/living_here/our_environment/biodiversity.jsp
onroerenderfgoed.be
  • Onroerend Erfgoed Website van de Vlaamse overheid over onroerend erfgoed in Vlaanderen.
    http://www.onroerenderfgoed.be/
ontariofarmer.com oost-vlaanderen.be openlands.org
  • Openlands Project - Community Greening: Supporting Community and School-based Greening

    Openlands, founded in 1963, is an independent, non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and enhancing public open space in northeastern Illinois. Openlands is one of the nation’s oldest and most successful urban conservation organizations. To date, Openlands has taken leadership roles in securing more than 45,000 acres of land in the Chicago area for public parks, forest preserves, land and water greenway corridors, and urban gardens.

    Openlands' Urban Greening program supports community- and school-based greening within the City of Chicago. It does this through four separate but interconnected programs:

    • Building Urban Gardens (BUGs)
    • Green Teacher Network
    • Neighborhood Open Space Planning
    • Treekeepers 

     


    http://openlands.org/Community-Greening/
unep.or.jp
  • UNEP / IETC - Urban Issues Programme

    At IETC we pay specific attention to urban environmental problems such as water supply, sewage, solid waste, energy, loss of green and natural spaces, urban sprawl, land contamination, traffic, transport, air pollution and noise. The urban environmental problems are serious in developing countries and countries with economies in transition due to the collision between the economic plan of short run and the environment protection. The Centre serves as a proactive inter-mediator for cooperation between sources and users of Environmental Sound Technologies.

    The activity report of IETC provides an overview of our main activities and outputs during the past year. Its content covers activities of IETC programmes and projects, namely i) water and sanitation; ii) disaster prevention; and iii) sustainable consumption and production, with a special focus on waste management.


    http://www.unep.or.jp/ietc/Issues/Urban.asp
agroecologygroup.org.uk bbcwildlife.org.uk
  • Wildlife Trust for Birmingham & Black Country

    The Wildlife Trust is leading the way in adapting to climate change in urban areas, doing practical things now that will ensure that in the future we all, our children and our children’s children will be able to enjoy a wildlife rich, healthy environment into the future.


    http://www.bbcwildlife.org.uk/
bbka.org.uk ibra.org.uk
  • International Bee Research Association

    The International Bee Research Association (IBRA) was established in 1949 for the advancement of beekeeping science, as a not for profit organisation. It is unique and has one of the largest databases of scientific information on bees and bee related interests in the world.

    As a UK registered charity, it is partly funded from the generosity of our members, supporters, and by donations or legacies.

    IBRA is internationally recognised as the world’s single source and foremost provider of information on bees. Its database and information services, including journals, teaching aides and publications, embrace not only familiar domesticated bee species managed by man for their beneficial products but also countless other bee species.

    IBRA is run by a small team of dedicated staff in the UK and an international board of Trustees.

    We collate and disseminate information on all bee species from the various research institutes and universities throughout the world.

    In addition, we produce a varied and extensive selection of bee publications and educational resources:

    Journal of Apicultural Research - Award winning and scientifically acclaimedBee World - the international link between beekeeping science and practiceBooks - covering all aspects of bee science, history, and beekeepingLeaflets and cards - providing information in a practical format.

    If you are interested in publishing a bee related book, then please do not hesitate to contact us.
    We supply information to beekeepers, scientists, researchers, extension workers, schools and organisations around the world.

    We are proud owners of the IBRA / Eva Crane Library collection - one of the largest collections of books and journals in the world, covering all aspects of apiculture.


    http://www.ibra.org.uk/
  • International Bee Research Association (IBRA)
    http://www.ibra.org.uk/
lbp.org.uk
  • London Biodiversity Partnership

    The London Biodiversity Partnership brings together organisations to benefit wildlife and boost the capital's greenspaces.


    http://www.lbp.org.uk/
nccnsw.org.au
  • NCC - Nature conservation Council - Coastal and Urban Sustainability

    The New South Wales (NSW) coast is home to 80% of the NSW population. While it is understandable that thousands of people want to live on the coast, it does mean that our precious beaches, wetlands and coastal forests are under threat from overpopulation and overdevelopment. They are at risk of being destroyed in order to make way for subdivisions and new highrise buildings.

    • More people mean more pressure on our already short urban water supplies.
    • More people mean more waste produced.
    • It means more cars on the road, unless we get a reliable and much-improved public transport system.
    • We need to plan into the future for the effects of climate change, and how this will impact on weather, rising sea levels, and biodiversity.

    http://nccnsw.org.au/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=28&Itemid=774
nottsbag.org.uk
  • Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group

    Nottinghamshire Biodiversity Action Group is a partnership of voluntary, statutory and community groups working together to conserve and enhance the wildlife of Nottinghamshire to the benefit of people.


    http://www.nottsbag.org.uk/
nzern.org.nz
  • NZERN - New Zealand Ecological Restoration Network

    NZERN (New Zealand Ecological Restoration Network) is a non-profit, community-driven organisation dedicated to sharing knowledge and experiences about native habitat protection, management and ecological restoration in our special land - Aotearoa-New Zealand.

    It seems that the site is only used for commercial messages at this moment !


    http://www.nzern.org.nz
swt.org.uk
  • Scottish Wildlife Trust

    Scottish Wildlife Trust's (SWT) interests are spread across Scotland and our headquarters are in Edinburgh. With conservation at the heart of the organisation, we are committed to giving homes, a voice and access to wildlife. Our natural environment is under more pressure than ever. Through the support provided by our members, we are able to offer practical conservation solutions through habitat management and ensure that we can challenge others with our independent voice and expertise.


    http://www.swt.org.uk/
wildlondon.org.uk
  • London Wildlife Trust

    London Wildlife Trust is the only charity dedicated solely to protecting the capital's wildlife and wild spaces, engaging London's diverse communities through access to our nature reserves, campaigning, volunteering and education.


    http://www.wildlondon.org.uk/
ospar.org ovam.be oxfamsol.be
  • Oxfam Solidarity

    Oxfam Solidarité / Oxfam Solidariteit


    Rue des Quatre Vents 60 / Vierwindenstraat 60

    B-1080 Brussels (Belgium)

    Tel.: +32-(0)2-501 67 00

    Fax: +32-(0)2-511 89 19

    E-mail: oxfamsol@oxfamsol.be



    http://www.oxfamsol.be/
users.pandora.be
  • De Buizerd

    Natuurvereniging de Buizerd Ingelmunster-Izegem

    Kortrijkstraat 40

    B-8770 Ingelmunster (Belgium)

    Email: vzwdebuizerd@hotmail.com


    http://users.pandora.be/de_buizerd/
paperblog.fr publications.parliament.uk patrimoinenature.be peperomia.net pesticides.be
  • Pesticide [s.n] - site web (NL / FR)

     

    Que peut-il faire pour utiliser moins de pesticides et diminuer les risques environnementaux?
    Comment faire pour ne plus utiliser de pesticides ?
    Où trouver l’information ?


    http://www.pesticides.be/
thebeephotographer.photoshelter.com phys.org planttreaty.org plosone.org pnas.org
  • Population genomics of the honey bee reveals strong signatures of positive selection on worker traits (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, December 2013)

    Most theories used to explain the evolution of eusociality rest upon two key assumptions: mutations affecting the phenotype of sterile workers evolve by positive selection if the resulting traits benefit fertile kin, and that worker traits provide the primary mechanism allowing social insects to adapt to their environment. Despite the common view that positive selection drives phenotypic evolution of workers, we know very little about the prevalence of positive selection acting on the genomes of eusocial insects. We mapped the footprints of positive selection in Apis mellifera through analysis of 40 individual genomes, allowing us to identify thousands of genes and regulatory sequences with signatures of adaptive evolution over multiple timescales. We found Apoidea- and Apis-specific genes to be enriched for signatures of positive selection, indicating that novel genes play a disproportionately large role in adaptive evolution of eusocial insects. Worker-biased proteins have higher signatures of adaptive evolution relative to queen-biased proteins, supporting the view that worker traits are key to adaptation. We also found genes regulating worker division of labor to be enriched for signs of positive selection. Finally, genes associated with worker behavior based on analysis of brain gene expression were highly enriched for adaptive protein and cis-regulatory evolution. Our study highlights the significant contribution of worker phenotypes to adaptive evolution in social insects, and provides a wealth of knowledge on the loci that influence fitness in honey bees.


    http://www.pnas.org/content/111/7/2614.full
pollinis.org probio.be protectiondesoiseaux.be ento.psu.edu environnement.public.lu
  • Luxemburg
    http://www.environnement.public.lu/
qz.com ramsar.org ranwa.org
  • India - RANWA - Research and Action in Natural Wealth Administration

    RANWA (Research and Action in Natural Wealth Administration) is a small  NGO (Non governmental i.e. voluntary organisation, VA) Registered as a Public Charitable Trust at Pune. Its objectives include environmental research, education and activism. RANWA consists primarily of youngsters, including those now learning at other states or abroad. RANWA membership is open to anyone frequently participating or leading its programmes. Members communicate through phone, email, webgroup, newspaper announcements and nature trails. RANWA office maintains a small nature library. Funds, about Rs. 50,000/- per annum, are raised mainly from research grants. RANWA activities include:

    • Education: Nature trails for general public and school children alike for introduce them to nature, especially plants, birds and butterflies.
    • Research: Documentation of plants, animals and human influence in Maharashtra, especially western region, particularly Pune district.
    • Action: Plantation of local plant species, supporting environmental agitation, awareness campaigns.

    http://www.ranwa.org/
rawstory.com reddebijen.nl reuters.com rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org
  • A restatement of the natural science evidence base concerning neonicotinoid insecticides and insect pollinators (Proceedings of the Royal Society - Biological Sciences, 07.05.2014)

    There is evidence that in Europe and North America many species of pollinators are in decline, both in abundance and distribution. Although there is a long list of potential causes of this decline, there is concern that neonicotinoid insecticides, in particular through their use as seed treatments are, at least in part, responsible. This paper describes a project that set out to summarize the natural science evidence base relevant to neonicotinoid insecticides and insect pollinators in as policy-neutral terms as possible. A series of evidence statements are listed and categorized according to the nature of the underlying information. The evidence summary forms the appendix to this paper and an annotated bibliography is provided in the electronic supplementary material.


    http://rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1786/20140558
rsc.org rtbf.be rtl.fr ruaf.org
  • RUAF - Resource centre on Urban Agriculture and Forestry

    RUAF has functioned since 1999 as a global network of 6 regional organisations that share a common vision on urban development and poverty reduction and together implement an international programme focussed on urban agriculture and food security.

    The mission of the RUAF Foundation is to contribute to urban poverty reduction, employment generation and food security and to stimulate participatory city governance and improved urban environmental management, by creating enabling conditions for empowerment of male and female urban and peri-urban farmers and by facilitating the integration of urban agriculture in policies and action programmes of local governments, civic society organisations and private enterprises with active involvement of the urban farmers, livestock keepers and other relevant stakeholders.


    http://www.ruaf.org/
ruschm.ru policy.rutgers.edu
  • New Jersey Urban Ecology Program

    Planning is future-oriented and comprehensive. It seeks to link knowledge and action in ways that improve the quality of public and private development decisions affecting people and places. Because of its future orientation, planning embraces visionary and utopian thinking, yet also recognizes that the implementation of plans requires the reconciliation of present realities to future states. To become effective and ethical practitioners, students must develop a comprehensive understanding of cities and regions, and of the theory and practice of planning. They must also be able to use a variety of analytic methods in their practice. They must become sensitive to the ways in which planning affects individual and community values, and must be aware of their own roles in this process.


    http://www.policy.rutgers.edu/academics/uppd/index.php
sss.sagepub.com santelog.com save-bees.org scar.org scheutbos.be sciencedaily.com sciencedirect.com news.sciencemag.org
  • A Bee-pocalypse in Europe (Science, 10.04.2014)

    The United States isn’t the only country where honey bees are dying at astonishing rates. This month, the European Commission reported that in the winter of 2012 to 2013, Belgium’s colony mortality rate was 33.6%, while the United Kingdom’s was 28.8%. Scientists still aren’t sure what’s killing the bees, but they think the unusually long and harsh winter Europe experienced played a role, Quartz reports.


    http://news.sciencemag.org/signal-noise/2014/04/bee-pocalypse-europe
sciencesnaturelles.be
  • Summary of the day (French)
    http://www.sciencesnaturelles.be/institute/structure/biodiv/actual/new/biodiversityday07/index_html
  • Friends Hidden - Animals in the city

    This is a exibition that took place in 2002  in the RBINS about the animals in the city (in Belgium). Available in Dutch as well as in French.


    http://www.sciencesnaturelles.be/expo/ccbb/f-home.htm
blogs.scientificamerican.com scientificbeekeeping.com abs.scnat.ch
  • Access and Benefit-sharing – Good Practice for academic research on genetic resources

    n 2006, the Swiss Academy of Sciences published a brochure to create awareness among the academic research community to the access and benefit-sharing provisions of the CBD entitled "Access and Benefit-sharing - Good Practice for academic research on genetic resources". The brochure contains information on the ABS system, case studies and step-by step procedures. The brochure is available in English, French and Spanish. It can be downloaded at the ABS website of the Swiss Academy of Science. The site also offers checklists, and updates on current international policy developments


    http://abs.scnat.ch
scoop.it seafoodchoices.org serv.be
  • The Flemish Socio-Economic Council (SERV) The Flemish Socio-Economic Council (SERV) gives advice on important social and economical questions to the Flemish Government and the Flemish Parliament.
    http://www.serv.be/
sfaa.net sherpaguides.com
  • Natural history of Atlanta

    Article taken from "The Natural Georgia Series : Antlant's Urban Wildlife". This is a book from the Natural Georgia Series published by Georgia Wildlife Press, a subsidiary of the Georgia Wildlife Federation.


    http://www.sherpaguides.com/georgia/atlanta_urban_wildlife/natural_history/index.html
abeillesdumonde.sitew.fr
  • Abeilles du monde - Un livre pour tous sur les abeilles

    Y a-t-il des ruches au cercle polaire ? Que sont ces abeilles géantes en Indonésie ? Comment les abeilles peuvent préserver une île entière protégée par l’UNESCO ? Que sont ces ruches-troncs dans les Cévennes françaises et en Tanzanie ? Des abeilles New Yorkaises ? 

    Ce livre, agrémenté de nombreuses photos, ouvre un angle large sur l’apiculture, et vous fera découvrir comment les abeilles vivent dans différentes régions du monde.


    http://www.abeillesdumonde.sitew.fr/#Le_livre.A
users.skynet.be lesoiseauxenville.skynetblogs.be
  • Les oiseaux en ville

    Blog created by an ornithologist who takes pictures and make comments about birds in the region of Paris. (Only available in French).


    http://lesoiseauxenville.skynetblogs.be/
soignes-zonien.net
  • The Sonian Forest

    You have here an access to the Sonian Forest website. The Brussels's forest offers several activities and opportunities to discover the nature and the biodiversity.


    http://www.soignes-zonien.net/
sp2000.org sp2000europa.org species.be
  • Belgian species list (all things considered)

    Species.be aims to be the online reference in the field of nomenclature and occurrence of species in Belgium by assembling information in a centralized and standardized website.

    The website is designed to address a large public: researchers, decision makers, students, journalists, conservationists, and everybody who cares about nature.


    http://species.be/en/index.php
sppdd.be stadtoekologie-berlin.de standaard.be
  • ‘Steden moeten meer bijen aantrekken’ (De Standaard, 08.02.2014)

    De gevolgen zouden niet te overzien zijn, mocht de bij ooit uitsterven. De stad Genk gelooft dat de oplossing voor de afnemende populaties op lokaal vlak ligt en lanceert een bijenplan. ‘Dat hoeft een stad niet eens veel te kosten.’


    http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20140207_00968553
  • Bescherming bijen onder vuur (De Standaard, 27.08.2013)

    Syngenta vecht het moratorium tegen neonicotinoïden juridisch aan.


    http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20130827_00709843?_section=60622556&utm_source=standaard&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=middagmail
  • Bijen, wormen en vogels lijden onder pesticide (De Standaard, 24.06.2014)

    Het gebruik van neonicotinoïden, een groep pesticiden, moet drastisch worden teruggeschroefd. Dat besluiten wetenschappers uit een analyse van alle onderzoek naar die groep van pesticiden. Bestuivers als bijen en vlinders maar ook regenwormen en vogels ondervinden er schadelijke gevolgen van.


    http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20140624_01153049
statecolumn.com
  • New research on spread of honeybee diseases to wild bumblebees (The State Column, 19.02.2014)

    New research from Royal Holloway, University of London looks at the spread of disease between domesticated honeybees and wild pollinator populations.

    A disease which is believed to be responsible for the collapse of managed honeybee populations has been found in wild bumblebees according to researchers at Royal Holloway, University of London.


    http://www.statecolumn.com/2014/02/new-research-on-spread-of-honeybee-diseases-to-wild-bumblebees/
step-project.net
  • STEP project - Status and trends of European pollinators

    The overall aim of STEP is to assess the current status and trends of pollinators in Europe, quantify the relative importance of various drivers and impacts of change, identify relevant mitigation strategies and policy instruments, and disseminate this to a wide range of stakeholders.


    http://www.step-project.net/?P=20
strandwerkgroep.be chatelet.blogs.sudinfo.be sustainablecities.net
  • Sustainable Cities

    Sustainable Cities is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada. It has a track record of success in working with cities to solve problems related to urban growth. Founded in 1993, ICSC is an independent not-for-profit organization with charitable status.

    It does practical demonstration projects to show how urban sustainability can be implemented. The demonstrations deal with issues such as urban design, land-use planning, transportation, solid waste, urban greening, energy efficiency, disaster mitigation, poverty reduction, governance, and multi-party participatory processes.


    http://sustainablecities.net/
symbioses.be synthesys.info tahiti-infos.com
  • Obama ordonne un réexamen de l'effet des pesticides sur les abeilles (Tahiti Infos, 23.06.2014)

    La Maison Blanche a ordonné vendredi aux agences fédérales de réexaminer les effets que les pesticides peuvent avoir sur les abeilles et autres pollinisateurs, qui ont connu des pertes importantes dans leur population ces dernières années.

    L'administration de Barack Obama a demandé à l'Agence de protection de l'Environnement (EPA) "d'évaluer l'effet des pesticides, y compris des néonicotinoïdes, sur la santé des abeilles et autres pollinisateurs, et de prendre des mesures le cas échéant" dans les 180 jours.


    http://www.tahiti-infos.com/Obama-ordonne-un-reexamen-de-l-effet-des-pesticides-sur-les-abeilles_a103725.html
tdaynard.com tdwg.org ted.com tela-botanica.org
  • Pollinisation par les thrips : les abeilles n’ont qu’à bien se tenir ! (Tela Botanica, 14.11.2013)

    Bien que certains soient des consommateurs avides de pollen, les thrips (Thysanoptères) sont également des agents pollinisateurs, souvent ignorés à cause de leur petite taille (rarement plus de 1 mm de longueur). De nombreuses fécondations non désirées par les hybrideurs - et quelquefois attribuées au vent - sont cependant dues à ces insectes minuscules et déjà Charles Darwin se plaignait que ses travaux sur la pollinisation étaient perturbés par ces créatures « qu’aucun filet ne peut bloquer... ».


    http://www.tela-botanica.org/actu/article6004.html
ternell.be videos.tf1.fr tfsp.info
  • Task Force on Systemic Pesticides

    The Task Force on Systemic Pesticides is the response of the scientific community to concern around the impact of systemic pesticides on biodiversity and ecosystems. Its intention is to provide the definitive view of science to inform more rapid and improved decision-making.


    http://www.tfsp.info/
the-scientist.com theadvocate.com
  • LSU AgCenter to research impact of mosquito spray on bees (The Advocate, 08.01.2014)

    A $167,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will help researchers at the LSU Agricultural Center determine whether lab-tested safety precautions to protect honey bees from mosquito spraying actually work in the field.

    Lead researcher Kristen Healy, assistant professor of entomology at the LSU Agricultural Center, said most of the work on insecticide safety around bees has been done in lab settings with little testing of how those safety measures work in the real world.


    http://theadvocate.com/home/8047565-125/lsu-agcenter-to-research-impact
theconversation.com theguardian.com
  • French organic winemaker faces prison for defying pesticide order (The Guardian, 23.02.2014)

    Emmanuel Giboulot to appear before judge in Dijon for refusing to treat vines against insect that spreads devastating disease.


    http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/23/french-organic-winemaker-prison-pesticide
  • Pesticides halve bees' pollen gathering ability, research shows (The Guardian, 29.01.2014)

    Scientists call for a permanent EU ban as neonicotinoid toxins are found to harm bees and deprive their young of food.


    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/29/bees-pollen-pesticides-ban
  • Bee orgies to biodiversity: lessons in becoming a beekeeper (The Guardian, 13.05.2014)

    What happens when a writer nervous of bees dons the hat and gloves to venture on a beekeeping course in Wales?


    http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/may/13/bee-orgies-to-biodiversity-lessons-in-becoming-a-beekeeper
  • Honeybees abandoning hives and dying due to insecticide use, research finds (The Guardian, 09.05.2014)

    Harvard study shows neonicotionoids are devastating colonies by triggerring colony collapse disorder


    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/may/09/honeybees-dying-insecticide-harvard-study
  • Insecticides put world food supplies at risk, say scientists (The Guardian, 24.06.2014)

    The world’s most widely used insecticides have contaminated the environment across the planet so pervasively that global food production is at risk, according to a comprehensive scientific assessment of the chemicals’ impacts.


    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jun/24/insecticides-world-food-supplies-risk
  • Scientists fit honey bees with tiny sensors to study decline of colonies (The Guardian, 14.01.2014)

    Thousands of Australian honey bees have been fitted with tiny sensors in a study to help understand what is causing the precipitous collapse of colonies around the world.


    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/15/scientists-fit-honey-bees-with-tiny-sensors-to-study-decline-of-colonies
  • A Swiss pesticide company's plan to bring back the bees (The Guardian, 04.08.2014)

    Scientists have been baffled by the mass die-off of honeybees that has destroyed around 10m beehives since 2007. The causes of this so-called “Colony Collapse Disorder” are still unknown, although pesticides, fungicides, stress, poor nutrition and parasites are some of the possible causes being discussed. The collapse has sometimes taken on an almost sci-fi quality. For example, honeybees mysteriously disappear from their hives. Stranger still, their bodies are seldom found.

    The crisis among these creatures has scientists worried. Bees are a crucial part of the crop cycle, the pollination of several species of flowers and, of course, a vital source of breakfast honey. Now, a new initiative from Syngenta, a Swiss agribusiness and the world’s largest manufacturer of crop chemicals, aims to boost the number of pollinating insects, especially bees, on commercial farms in the US. The project, called Operation Pollinator, will grow flowers and plants on what’s known as “marginal ground”, the thin strips and edges that border large plots of commercial farmland. These areas usually total about one or two acres per plot.


    http://www.theguardian.com/sustainable-business/2014/aug/04/a-swiss-pesticide-companys-plan-to-bring-back-the-bees
  • UK launches bee protection plan – but asks pesticide companies to assess risks (The Guardian, 06.03.2014)

    First the good news. The UK government has produced a draft National Pollinator Strategy and among the “priority actions” is gathering evidence “determining the effects of neonicotinoids on populations of wild and managed pollinators in field conditions”. The laughably bad news is that this will be led and paid for by the pesticide manufacturers.


    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/damian-carrington-blog/2014/mar/06/uks-plan-bee-relies-on-chemical-companies-to-assess-pesticide-risk
theinformationdaily.com tierradeideas.com time.com science.time.com tournesol-zonnebloem.be treehugger.com
  • Scientists discover another cause of bee deaths, and it's really bad news (Treehugger, 26.07.2013)

    Scientists had struggled to find the trigger for so-called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) that has wiped out an estimated 10 million beehives, worth $2 billion, over the past six years. Suspects have included pesticides, disease-bearing parasites and poor nutrition. But in a first-of-its-kind study published today in the journal PLOS ONE, scientists at the University of Maryland and the US Department of Agriculture have identified a witch’s brew of pesticides and fungicides contaminating pollen that bees collect to feed their hives. The findings break new ground on why large numbers of bees are dying though they do not identify the specific cause of CCD, where an entire beehive dies at once.


    http://www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/scientists-discover-another-cause-bee-deaths-and-its-really-bad-news.html?fb_action_ids=227934617359818&fb_action_types=og.likes&fb_source=aggregation&fb_aggregation_id=288381481237582
shade-trees.tripod.com
  • Shade Trees and Biodiversity in the Urban Environment

    Biodiversity is an important component of plant selection, especially in urban areas. You can improve the health of your urban ecosystem by improving the diversity of plant life.  It's an article about trees in urban areas.


    http://shade-trees.tripod.com/
trouw.nl
  • 'Geheime' studies van chemiereus Bayer tonen schadelijkheid insecticide voor bijen aan (Trouw, 16.04.2013)

    Al in 2000 was bij fabrikant Bayer bekend dat het veelgebruikte bestrijdingsmiddel imidacloprid een schadelijke uitwerking heeft op bijen. Dit blijkt uit drie studies die in oktober in Engeland zijn gepubliceerd na een verzoek op grond van de Britse openbaarheidswetgeving.


    http://www.trouw.nl/tr/nl/4332/Groen/article/detail/3426593/2013/04/16/Geheime-studies-van-chemiereus-Bayer-tonen-schadelijkheid-insecticide-voor-bijen-aan.dhtml
trurodaily.com twitter.com tpwd.state.tx.us
  • Texas Wildscapes - Gardening for wildlife in backyards, schoolyards and corporate parks

    Texas Wildscapes is a habitat restoration and conservation plan for rural and urban areas. It enables Texans to contribute to wildlife conservation by developing wildlife habitats where they live, work and play.

    Texas Wildscapes provide the essential ingredients for a variety of wildlife – food, water, shelter, and space. This is done by planting and maintaining native vegetation, installing birdbaths and ponds and creating structure. Feeders can supplement native vegetation, but can never replace it. The goal is to provide places for birds, small mammals, and other wildlife to feed and drink, escape from predators and raise their young.


    http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/huntwild/wild/wildscapes/
ucanr.edu uccrn.org
  • Urban Climate Change Research Network

    The Urban Climate Change Research Network (UCCRN) is a consortium of individuals and institutions dedicated to the analysis of climate change mitigation and adaptation and energy issues from an urban perspective.  It is designed to enhance cutting-edge scientific, economic and planning-related research and to promote knowledge sharing among researchers and urban decision-makers and stakeholders about all aspects of climate change and cities.  The network will be a valuable researchers, individual cities, coalitions of Mayors, and organizations focused on providing technical assistance to cities.

    The goals of UCCRN include:

    • develop a shared research agenda on urban climate change issues with stakeholders,
    • facilitate research collaborations within and across cities/metropolitan areas,
    • enhance cutting-edge scientific, economic and planning-related research,
    • promote knowledge sharing among resarchers, urban decision-makers and stakeholders,
    • exchange lessons learned across cities,
    • assess and report on on-going mitigation and adaptation research and practice in major cities.

    http://www.uccrn.org/
uclouvain.be ucsdnews.ucsd.edu uep.ie
  • Urban Environment Project - Biodiversity

    Urban biodiversity includes all living things (both plant and animal) that reside in the urban environment. The impacts of a variety of infrastructural developments on urban biodiversity will be explored through enhancing the MOLAND land-use model to include data pertaining to habitats and biodiversity indicators.

    Objectives of this sub project include:

    • Acquiring distribution/density data for indicators of biodiversity
    • Identifying key habitat features that retain, enhance or reduce biodiversity
    • Developing and testing a biodiversity sub-model for the MOLAND model based on the findings
    • Make recommendations for the extent and design of green spaces compatible with different degrees of biodiversity

    http://www.uep.ie/themes/biodiversity.html
ufei.org
  • UFEI - Urban Forest Ecosystem Institute

    The Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute is based in the College of Agriculture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California. The Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute (UFEI) was developed by the Natural Resources Management Department faculty to address the increasing need for improved management of the urban forests in California.

    The purpose of the institute at Cal Poly is to provide a center for:

    1. Applied Research
    2. Extension and Technology Transfer
    3. Community Service and Outreach Programs assisting landowners and public agencies in improving the management of urban forests.

    The scope of UFEI ranges across the full spectrum of forest settings -- from the inner-city forests to remote semi-developed forests. The institute is designed to work in co-operation with other universities, government agencies and even private consulting firms. Project work is accomplished through an interdisciplinary approach with the NRM Department representing the core group of disciplines at Cal Poly. Once fully implemented, the Urban Forest Ecosystems Institute will be an asset not only to Cal Poly, but to all of the communities that utilize this timely new resource.


    http://www.ufei.org/
urge-project.ufz.de
  • URGE - Development of Urban Greenspaces to Improve the Quality of Life in Cities and Urban Regions

    The aim of the URGE project is to improve the provision of cities with green spaces, both qualitatively and quantitatively, thus enhancing the quality of life of the urban population and contributing to the sustainable development of European cities. One major objective is to increase the available knowledge of the complex interactions between nature, economy and social systems in urban environments, considering this as a premise to the development of modern strategies for the design and management of urban landscapes.


    http://www.urge-project.ufz.de/
ugent.be cartogis.ugent.be cdo.ugent.be ipbo.ugent.be nemys.ugent.be users.ugent.be uhasselt.be cgq.ulaval.ca
  • Approches biogéographiques de la nature en ville

    In the perspective of conservation and restoration of open green spaces, the concept of green corridors or green links has emerged as an interesting alternative, not only to produce new urban green spaces but also to create a green urban network. This paper examines the biogeographical approches as regards to the planning of parks and green spaces in urban habitats.

    (Article abstract)


    http://www.cgq.ulaval.ca/textes/vol_44/no_122/Res_Saint-Laurent.pdf
enme.umd.edu
  • Shaking Things Up: UMD Engineering Students Build Innovative Solution to Help Save Honey Bees (University of Maryland, 08.05.2014)

    College Park, Md.—University of Maryland (UMD) Clark School of Engineering students are leveraging their know-how to help bee biologists develop a non-chemical, mechanical solution to one of the toughest problems facing honey bee populations. As part of a cross-department collaboration between the UMD Department of Entomology and the Department of Mechanical Engineering, students, researchers and faculty are joining forces to develop a device that could help greatly reduce the number of parasitic varroa mites currently infesting honey bee colonies.


    http://www.enme.umd.edu/news/news_story.php?id=8207
un.org treaties.un.org unccd.int unep.org
  • UNEP - Biodiversity Programme

    In April 2002, governments at the sixth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, which is administered under UNEP’s aegis, agreed “to achieve by 2010 a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss at the global, regional and national levels as a contribution to poverty alleviation and to the benefit of all life on earth”. This target was endorsed by the World Summit on Sustainable Development, and is the focus for UNEP’s biodiversity-related activities. Biodiversity refers to the uncounted variety of living things on the planet. These living organisms, interacting among themselves and with the non-living environment, comprise the ecosystems of the world. They supply food, medicines, timber and fuel, and play a fundamental role in providing breathable air, conserving soils and stabilizing climates.


    http://www.unep.org/themes/biodiversity/
  • United Nations Environment Programme
    http://www.unep.org
unep-aewa.org
  • African Eurasian Migratory Water Bird Agreement (AEWA) The Agreement on the Conservation of African-Eurasian Migratory Waterbirds (AEWA), the largest of its kind developed so far under CMS. It was concluded on 16 June 1995 in the Hague, the Netherlands and entered into force on 1 November 1999 after the required number of at least fourteen Range States, comprising seven from Africa and seven from Eurasia had ratified. Since then the Agreement is an independent international treaty.
    http://www.unep-aewa.org/
grid.unep.ch
  • UNEP/european regional portal

    DEWA/GRID-Europe is part of UNEP's global network of environmental information centres, known as the Global Resource Information Database (GRID). GRIDs-Europe and Nairobi were the first centres to be launched in mid-1985. GRID aims to provide and facilitate access to environmental data and information for decision-making and policy setting, and to underpin UNEP's review of the state of the world's environment and provide early warning on emerging environmental threats.


    http://www.grid.unep.ch/
unescap.org unesco.org ioc3.unesco.org whc.unesco.org unfccc.int unh.edu unhabitat.org
  • UN - HABITAT - Sustainable Cities Programme (planning and design)

    The Sustainable Cities Programme (SCP) is a joint UN-HABITAT/UNEP facility established in the early 1990s to build capacities in urban environmental planning and management. The programme targets urban local authorities and their partners. It is founded on broad-based stakeholder participatory approaches. The programme is not available any more on the server. The nearest link will be the theme on Planning and Design.


    http://unhabitat.org/urban-themes-2/planning-and-design/
  • UN - HABITAT

    UNCHS (HABITAT)’S BEST PRACTICES shows that there are many excellent examples of how life in cities, towns and villages can be improved.

    The Best Practices database contains over 1100 proven solutions to the common social, economic and environmental problems of an urbanizing world. Case studies from more than 120 countries demonstrate practical ways in which communities, Governments and the private sector are working together to improve governance, eradicate poverty, provide access to shelter, land and basic services, protect the environment and support economic development.


    http://www.unhabitat.org/
ww2.unhabitat.org
  • UN - HABITAT - Urban Environmental Forum

    The Urban Environment Forum is a global network joining cities and international support programmes in their common commitment to improve social and economic conditions in cities through more responsive urban environmental planning and management (EPM) approaches.


    http://ww2.unhabitat.org/programmes/uef/activity/uef2000/announcement.pdf
  • UN - HABITAT - Global Urban Observatory

    The Global Urban Observatory (GUO) addresses the urgent need to improve the world-wide base of urban knowledge by helping Governments, local authorities and organizations of the civil society develop and apply policy-oriented urban indicators, statistics and other urban information. The GUO was established by UN-HABITAT in response to a decision of the United Nations Commission on Human Settlements, which called for a mechanism to monitor global progress in implementing the Habitat Agenda and to monitor and evaluate global urban conditions and trends


    http://ww2.unhabitat.org/programmes/guo/
upi.com
  • Earth's pollinating insects face risks that threaten world food supply (www.upi.com - Science News - 22.04.2013)
    http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/04/22/Earths-pollinating-insects-face-risks-that-threaten-world-food-supply/UPI-96501366666572/
  • Pesticide exposure leading to smaller, less-capable worker bees (UPI, 20.01.2014)

    Individual bees produced by a colony exposed to a widely used pesticide hatch out at a smaller size and grow less, British researchers say.Scientists at Royal Holloway University of London said they found the result in bumblebee colonies with prolonged exposure to a pyrethroid pesticide, used on flowering crops to prevent insect damage.


    http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2014/01/20/Pesticide-exposure-leading-to-smaller-less-capable-worker-bees/UPI-99641390257107/
  • Diseases in managed honeybee colonies said spreading to wild bees (UPI, 19.02.2014)

    Diseases common in managed honeybee colonies are now spreading to wild pollinators in Britain including bumblebees, a study found."Wild and managed bees are in decline at national and global scales," biologist Mathias Fuerst of Royal Holloway University of London said. "Given their central role in pollinating wildflowers and crops, it is essential that we understand what lies behind these declines."


    http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2014/02/19/Diseases-in-managed-honeybee-colonies-said-spreading-to-wild-bees/UPI-73231392848906/
habitat.aq.upm.es
  • Ciudades para un futuro más sostenible (Spanish)

    This is a library which encounters two basic aims:

    • on the one hand it searches to gather documentation (most of it in spanish language) about all kind of actions and experiences in cities which have resulted in clear improvements of the living conditions and have had into account the sustainability in its wide sense,

    • on the other hand, it also wants to offer articles, reports and theorical papers about the current situation of the cities and the alternative actions that are being proposed.


    http://habitat.aq.upm.es/
eco-urb.uqam.ca
  • UQUAM - Chaire d'étude sur les écosystèmes urbains

    Active since august 2000, the study Chair on urban ecosystem is a member of the Institute od the Environmental sciences of UQAM since march 2002. It aims to answer the needs of infromations, of training and of researches on the urban ecosystems protection. 

    Its goals are:

    • To create an interdisciplinary reflexion place allowing exchanges on the ecosystem functioning and its protection;
    • To conduct researches in order to create knowledges and a know-how in the field of the urban ecosystem protection;
    • To promote comparative and international studies in this field;
    • To ensure a continuous training adapted to the needs of the stakeholders in the urban area;
    • To give an opinion on the news related to the urban ecosystem and on its influence on the other ecosystems;
    • To establish a contact network with the different government department, the companies and the environmental groups, to develop some partnerships which ensure a sustainable city.
    (website only available in french)
    http://www.eco-urb.uqam.ca/
urban.nl
  • The International Institute for the Urban Environment (IIUE)

    IIUE is knowledge courier in the field of sustainable urban development since 1989. With the help of our international network we organise and coordinate collaboration in European projects and ensure a clear path towards strong integrated solutions.


    http://urban.nl/
urbanecologyscience.org urbanwildlifegroup.org
  • Urban Wildlife Working Group

    The Urban Wildlife Working Group of The Wildlife Society was officially recognized in March 1999.  The goals of this group are to facilitate communication and exchange of information among members of The Wildlife Society interested in urban wildlife management, to enhance knowledge and technical capabilities of wildlife professionals in the area of urban wildlife management, and to increase public awareness and appreciation of urban wildlife management issues and decision making processes.


    http://urbanwildlifegroup.org/
usda.gov
  • Agriculture Secretary Announces $3 Million for a New Program to Improve Pollinator Health (US Department of Agriculture, 25.02.2014)

    WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide close to $3 million in technical and financial assistance for interested farmers and ranchers to help improve the health of bees, which play an important role in crop production. The funding is a focused investment to improve pollinator health and will be targeted in five Midwestern states, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin.


    http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome?contentid=2014/02/0028.xml
usersfsu.edu
  • Insect Conservation in an Urban Biodiversity Hot Spot - The San Fransico Bay Area

    The San Francisco Bay Area hosts a diverse insect fauna and a dense cluster of urban areas. The high diversity of insects in the Bay Area arises for three primary reasons: its location in the California biotic province, the diverse local environment and the entomologist-area effect. Habitat loss due to urbanization, agriculture, and invasive species is largely responsible for local extinctions and reduction in abundance of the remaining species. Invasive species such as the Argentine ant and pathogens causing mortality of oaks and pines are poised to have substantial impacts on the insect fauna of the Bay Area in the near future. Understanding which taxa can or cannot persist in remnant habitat patches within an urban or agricultural matrix, and what management practices would encourage persistence should be a focus of future research. Assessments of population status should be focused on insects at risk of extinction because of their restricted geographic ranges, low vagility, interactions with invasive species, or known reduction in their habitat. Assessments that combine examinations of museum collections, literature, and field surveys might enable determination of the status of many species within the Bay Area. Such an approach might better define the scope and magnitude of the problem of conserving insects in an increasingly urbanized region.


    http://userwww.sfsu.edu/~efc/publications/jico.pdf
fibre.utu.fi
  • Urban biodiversity model for urban planning.

    Biodiversity and Society: Future Challenges in Research and Practise (November 2002). Abstract from the FIBRE seminar.


    http://fibre.utu.fi/activities/20021126/abst-en/englabs.pdf
valuing-nature.net zembla.vara.nl vbncdenachtegaal.be
  • De Nachtegaal (Province of West-Flanders) Nature and Environment Education Center of the Province of West-Flanders, De Panne

    Address:
    VBNC "De Nachtegaal"
    Olmendreef 2
    8660 De Panne
    Tel. 058 42 21 51
    Fax 058 42 21 52

    http://www.vbncdenachtegaal.be/
vbv.be vib.be w3public.ville-ge.ch
  • Rehabilitation and use of Botanical Gardens in the South as supports for the knowledge, use and conservation of biodiversity

    The project is aimed at establishing the necessary structures and having the necessary staff in the two Southern botanical gardens in order to provide for the transfer of knowledge in the area of tropical biodiversity and sustainable development. This goal will be achieved through a North-South transfer and a South-South transfer of knowledge, both in terms of technical training and university education. The program will further the role already predominantly played by Southern women as custodians of traditional knowledge on biodiversity and as a pivotal force in any development policy.


    http://w3public.ville-ge.ch/ville-ge/agenda21.nsf/6c3aff3e2c02a3e9c12565a6002cde9c/9084113356d2c6bf412569060045c6f0!OpenDocument
ville-geneve.ch
  • Genève - Ville et Développement Durable (French)

    Pages made by the city of Genève about the nature in the city and the sustainable development


    http://www.ville-geneve.ch/themes/developpement-durable-energie/
  • Délégation - Agenda21 de la ville de Genève (French)

    The Agenda21 - for the XXIe century - is a program of measures to establish a stustainable environment. It is the key instrument to establish a sustainable development and was born during the Rio conference in 1992 known as the Agenda21 of Rio. Genève takes part in this program and has installed a special delegation.


    http://www.ville-geneve.ch/administration-municipale/departement-finances-logement/services-municipaux/delegation-agenda-21/
vilt.be vise.be
  • Visé - Plan Communal de Developpement de la Nature (PCDN) The action program for the nature development and biodiversity conservation in the Visé commune.
    http://www.vise.be/home/espace-economique-et-emploi/agence-de-developpement-local/Programme%20du%20Plan%20Communal%20de%20Developpement%20de%20la%20Nature.pdf
vito.be
  • Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO)

    Boeretang 200
    B-2400 MOL (Belgium)
    Tel.:+ 32-(0)14-33 55 11
    Fax:+ 32-(0)14-33 55 99
    E-mail: vito@vito.be

    Mission
    As independent and customer-oriented research organisation, VITO provides innovative technological solutions as well as scientifically based advice and support in order to stimulate sustainable development and reinforce the economic and social fabric of Flanders.


    https://www.vito.be/NL/HomepageAdmin/Home/home/Pages/Homepage.aspx
navigator.emis.vito.be vlaamsbrabant.be
  • BRAKONA - Vlaams-Brabantse Koepel voor Natuurstudie

    Vlaams-Brabantse Koepel voor Natuurstudie


    Provincie Vlaams-Brabant

    Dienst Leefmilieu

    Diestsesteenweg 52

    B-3010 Kessel-lo (Belgium)

    Tel.: +32-(0)15-77 01 61 (Griet Nijs)

    E-mail: brakona@natuurpunt.be

     



    http://www.vlaamsbrabant.be/wonen-milieu/milieu-en-natuur/natuur/natuurstudie-en-soortbescherming/natuurstudie-brakona/
vlaanderen.be codex.vlaanderen.be ilvo.vlaanderen.be vliz.be vlm.be vmh.be
  • The Flemish Environmental Holding (VMH) The Flemish Environmental Holding (VMH) is the financial pillar of the Flemish environmental policy. It is in charge of developing economic activities that offer solutions for environmental problems, by taking participations in businesses active in the environmental field.
    http://www.vmh.be/
vmm.be vob-ond.be vogelbescherming.be
  • Vogelbescherming Vlaanderen

    Koninklijk Belgisch Verbond voor de Bescherming van de Vogels - KBVBV

    Royal Belgian Bird Protection Union, Flemish branch

    Schuttershof 14

    9100 Sint-Niklaas (Nieuwkerken-Waas)

    Tel.: 03 296 26 80

    Fax: 03 296 26 82

    E-mail: info@vogelbescherming.be



    http://www.vogelbescherming.be/
volkskrant.nl
  • Omstreden 'bijen-insecticide' treft ook zwaluw en spreeuw (Volkskrant, 09.07.2014)

    Niet alleen bijen, ook vogelpopulaties ondervinden ernstige schade van 'neonicotinoïden', de meest gebruikte klasse insecticide ter wereld. De gifstoffen doden zoveel insecten, dat de vogels te weinig te eten hebben en in aantal teruglopen, stellen Nijmeegse wetenschappers in Nature.


    http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2672/Wetenschap-Gezondheid/article/detail/3686578/2014/07/09/Omstreden-bijen-insecticide-treft-ook-zwaluw-en-spreeuw.dhtml
  • Zo zou de supermarkt eruitzien zonder bijen (Volkskrant, 17.06.2013)

    De Amerikaanse winkelketen Whole Foods Market is een campagne begonnen om de consument te wijzen op het belang van bijen. Onder de noemer 'Share the Buzz' toont het natuurvoedingsbedrijf hoe een supermarkt eruit zou zien als er geen bijen bestonden.


    http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2664/Nieuws/article/detail/3459912/2013/06/17/Zo-zou-de-supermarkt-eruitzien-zonder-bijen.dhtml
vox.com
  • Are pesticides killing all the honeybees? Not so fast. (Vox, 23.05.2014)

    Since 2006, honeybees in the United States have been dying at alarmingly high rates. Scientists are still debating the possible causes — but that uncertainty hasn't stopped many news outlets from leaping to conclusions about the role of pesticides.


    http://www.vox.com/2014/5/23/5742398/are-pesticides-killing-the-honeybees-its-complicated
wallonie.be wallonie-reductionpesticides.be biodiversite.wallonie.be cpdt.wallonie.be cra.wallonie.be rwdf.cra.wallonie.be environnement.wallonie.be mrw.wallonie.be natura2000.wallonie.be dgo4.spw.wallonie.be voies-hydrauliques.wallonie.be wallex.wallonie.be urbaneco.washington.edu
  • Urban Ecology Research Laboratory at the University of Washington The Urban Ecology Research Laboratory (UERL)  includes interdisciplinary PhD students, post-doctoral research associates, research scientists, and affiliate faculty from diverse disciplines who collaborate to study coupled human-natural systems. It is part of the University of Washington's innovative leadership in urban ecology research and education by creating teams that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries to address some of society's most challenging problems.
    http://www.urbaneco.washington.edu/
west-vlaanderen.be
  • bijenacties provincie West-Vlaanderen
    http://www.west-vlaanderen.be/kwaliteit/Leefomgeving/natuur/campagnes/bijen/Pages/default.aspx
  • Bijenacties provincie West-Vlaanderen

    Link werkt niet meer. Dichts gerelateerde informatie te vinden in de speciale sectie bijen van de provincie.


    http://www.west-vlaanderen.be/kwaliteit/leefomgeving/natuur/campagnes/bijen/paginas/default.aspx
westernfarmpress.com who.int euro.who.int
  • WHO/Regional Office for Europe - Healthy Cities and urban governance

    The WHO Healthy Cities programme engages local governments in health development through a process of political commitment, institutional change, capacity building, partnership-based planning and innovative projects. It promotes comprehensive and systematic policy and planning with a special emphasis on health inequalities and urban poverty, the needs of vulnerable groups, participatory governance and the social, economic and environmental determinants of health.

    Over 1200 cities and towns from over 30 countries in the WHO European Region are healthy cities. These are linked through national, regional, metropolitan and thematic Healthy Cities networks, as well as the WHO Healthy Cities network for more advanced cities.


    http://www.euro.who.int/healthy-cities
wildlifetrusts.org wildnis-in-berlin.de
  • Wildnis in Berlin (German)

    This website tries to explain how to preserve and protect to nature and the biodiversity in Berlin


    http://www.wildnis-in-berlin.de/wildnis.html
onlinelibrary.wiley.com wired.com online.wsj.com wto.org wunderground.com news.wustl.edu
  • Nanoparticles loaded with bee venom kill HIV (Washington University in Saint Louis, 07.03.2013)

    Nanoparticles carrying a toxin found in bee venom can destroy human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while leaving surrounding cells unharmed, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown. The finding is an important step toward developing a vaginal gel that may prevent the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.


    http://news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/25061.aspx
wwf.be
  • WWF Belgium

    Bd Emile Jacqmain 90 

    B-1000 Brussels (Belgium)

    Tel.: +32-(0)2-340 09 99

    Fax: +32-(0)2-340 09 33

    E-mail: info.web@wwf.be



    http://www.wwf.be
xerces.org news.yahoo.com ca.news.yahoo.com e360.yale.edu
  • Growing Insects: Farmers Can Help to Bring Back Pollinators (Yale, 03.02.2014)

    With a sharp decline in pollinating insects, farmers are being encouraged to grow flowering plants that can support these important insects. It’s a fledgling movement that could help restore the pollinators that are essential for world food production.


    http://e360.yale.edu/feature/growing_insects_farmers_can_help_to_bring_back_pollinators/2735/
youtube.com zmescience.com
  • Not just honeybees – wildbees, butterflies and moths are also in trouble (ZME science, 07.05.2014)

    By now, you really should be aware of the honeybee problems that are plaguing populations throughout the world – their numbers are dwindling, and this poses a huge threat not just for the bees themselves, but for humans as well. Now, a new study has shown that it’s not just bees who are in trouble, but also other pollinators, like butterflies and moths.


    http://www.zmescience.com/ecology/honey-bees-trouble-07052014/#!Lp3Qe
zoogdierenwerkgroep.be

Links that appear in other types of objects: news, stories, events

14iec.be
  • 14th International Echinoderm Conference

    International Echinoderm Conferences are held every 3 years in different continents alternating between Europe, America and Australasia. They gather together experts and young researchers working in all fields of echinoderm biology and paleontology from all over the world. Plenary lectures, oral communications as well as posters sessions will allow to present recent discoveries and share opinions in a enthusiast and friendly atmosphere. We wish this conference to fulfill this goal for the spiny world of Echinoderms.


    http://14iec.be/index.php#
3cles.be
  • Atelier du Groupe de Travail Benelux ENE/EDD "Eduquer à la biodiversité par l'alimentation"

    Tout au long de la journée du 8 novembre 2011, c’est la pomme qui aidera à aborder la biodiversité à plusieurs niveaux (les espèces, les gènes, les services rendus par les écosystèmes) et sous plusieurs angles (inventaire, état des lieux, causes de la perte de la biodiversité, moyens mis en place,… ).


    http://www.3cles.be/Page_Generale.asp?DocID=11135&langue=FR&ss_mnu=7
chemicalentomology.fsagx.ac.be fusl.ac.be mumm.ac.be
  • MUMM-RBINS: Monitoring of the effects of windmills at sea: report 2012

    With the installation of already 91 windmills, the first two offshore wind farms on the Thorntonbank (C-Power project) and the Blighbank (Belwind project) are nearing completion. Since such major constructions are known to affect the marine environment, a mandatory monitoring programme keeps a close eye on possible major impacts. This year’s integrated report, written by the Management Unit of the Mathematical Model of the North Sea (of the Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences), in cooperation with the Marine Biology Research Group (UGent), INBO and ILVO, confirms wind farms to be hotspots for biodiversity and to be affecting seabirds and marine mammals.


    http://www.mumm.ac.be/EN/News/index.php
www2.mumm.ac.be ua.ac.be ulb.ac.be bcz.ulb.ac.be
  • 19th Benelux Congress of Zoology

    The congress will take place in Brussels, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October 2012. The general theme of the meeting will be «Integrative biology: from ecology to molecules».


    http://bcz.ulb.ac.be/19thBCZ/Venue.html
  • 19th Benelux Congress of Zoology

    The congress will take place in Brussels, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October 2012. The general theme of the meeting will be «Integrative biology: from ecology to molecules».


    http://bcz.ulb.ac.be/19thBCZ/Program.html
  • 19th Benelux Congress of Zoology

    The congress will take place in Brussels, on Friday 19 and Saturday 20 October 2012. The general theme of the meeting will be «Integrative biology: from ecology to molecules».


    http://bcz.ulb.ac.be/19thBCZ/Welcome.html
herbarium.ulb.ac.be
  • Symposium "African Botany in Brussels"
    http://herbarium.ulb.ac.be/images/download/SympoBotAfr_EN.pdf
  • Symposium "African Botany in Brussels" - 27 March 2009 A symposium giving an overview of the research of the past 60 years of the Brussels Universities VUB and ULB in tropical rain forests, savannas, mangrove forests and wetlands in Africa. The research domains go from systematics and evolutionary biology, over vegetation science and anatomy to ecology, biogeography, nature conservation and management.
    http://herbarium.ulb.ac.be/images/download/SympoBotAfr_EN.pdf
symposium-duvigneaud.ulb.ac.be
  • Symposium Paul Duvigneaud: Vers une nouvelle synthèse écologique

    Paul Duvigneaud (1913-1991)

    Professeur à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, il aurait eu 100 ans en 2013.

    Il est l’auteur de La Synthèse écologique (1974), un des tout premiers livres d’écologie générale en langue française. L’ouvrage, réédité en 1980, traduit en de nombreuses langues, a connu un grand succès de librairie. Il reste un outil important pour l’enseignement, notamment grâce à son illustration de grande qualité.

    A cette occasion, l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, le Centre Paul Duvigneaud de documentation écologique et le Centre International pour la Ville, l’Architecture et le Paysage, organisent un symposium.

    L’objectif du Symposium est d’examiner comment la science écologique a évolué depuis la publication de la Synthèse écologique. Cette évolution concerne autant des changements dans les concepts et méthodes de l’écologie scientifique, mais aussi dans un rapprochement avec les sciences humaines, avec l’émergence du mot « environnement », du concept de service écosystémique et de la notion de développement durable.

    Le Symposium donnera lieu à l’édition d’un ouvrage « Vers une nouvelle Synthèse écologique - de l’écologie scientifique au développement durable ».


    http://symposium-duvigneaud.ulb.ac.be/Duvigneaud_2013/Programme.html
  • Symposium Paul Duvigneaud: Vers une nouvelle synthèse écologique

    Paul Duvigneaud (1913-1991)

    Professeur à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, il aurait eu 100 ans en 2013.

    Il est l’auteur de La Synthèse écologique (1974), un des tout premiers livres d’écologie générale en langue française. L’ouvrage, réédité en 1980, traduit en de nombreuses langues, a connu un grand succès de librairie. Il reste un outil important pour l’enseignement, notamment grâce à son illustration de grande qualité.

    A cette occasion, l’Université Libre de Bruxelles, le Centre Paul Duvigneaud de documentation écologique et le Centre International pour la Ville, l’Architecture et le Paysage, organisent un symposium.

    L’objectif du Symposium est d’examiner comment la science écologique a évolué depuis la publication de la Synthèse écologique. Cette évolution concerne autant des changements dans les concepts et méthodes de l’écologie scientifique, mais aussi dans un rapprochement avec les sciences humaines, avec l’émergence du mot « environnement », du concept de service écosystémique et de la notion de développement durable.

    Le Symposium donnera lieu à l’édition d’un ouvrage « Vers une nouvelle Synthèse écologique - de l’écologie scientifique au développement durable ».


    http://symposium-duvigneaud.ulb.ac.be/Duvigneaud_2013/Accueil.html
ulg.ac.be eci-14.ulg.ac.be
  • XIV European Congress of Ichthyology

    The XIV European Congress of Ichthyology will be held in the University of Liège, July, 3 –8, 2012.


    http://www.eci-14.ulg.ac.be/place_of_venue.php
  • XIV European Congress of Ichthyology

    The XIV European Congress of Ichthyology will be held in the University of Liège, July, 3 –8, 2012.


    http://www.eci-14.ulg.ac.be/program.php
  • XIV European Congress of Ichthyology

    The XIV European Congress of Ichthyology will be held in the University of Liège, July, 3 –8, 2012.


    http://www.eci-14.ulg.ac.be/index.php
gembloux.ulg.ac.be events.gembloux.ulg.ac.be modb.oce.ulg.ac.be zoology2014.ulg.ac.be vub.ac.be
  • CONFERENCE ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS

    Challenges for an (inter)national political translation of an ecological economy


    http://www.vub.ac.be/english/infoabout/campuses/index.html#etterbeek
  • Colloquia reeks: Biologie anders bekeken Uitstraling Permanente Vorming (UPV) organiseert een colloquia reeks op 3 dinsdagen:
    - 2 oktober: Evas Rib, Dr. Dirk Draulans
    - 9 oktober: Emergentie in de biologie, Prof. dr. Philip Polk
    - 16 oktober: Stuurt de biologie ons gedrag?, Spreker nog te bevestigen

    http://www.vub.ac.be/UPV/structuur.htm
  • Symposium "African Botany in Brussels"
    http://www.vub.ac.be/english/infoabout/campuses/index.html
  • Public evening conference Amazing History under Water

    This evening conference on submerged archaeological sites will join three of the most reputed underwater archaeologists worldwide. They will relate their experience of astounding historic places under water. They will give their accounts of ancient sunken wrecks of Kublai Khan, destroyed by the
    legendary Kamikaze wind, of sunken cities and prehistoric landscapes now covered by the water and of the famed luxury liner Titanic, which’s sinking will have its 100th anniversary next year.


    http://www.vub.ac.be/english/infoabout/campuses/index.html
rd-ir.vub.ac.be academieroyale.be
  • TEEBelgium D0 conference

    Prospects for an efficient, sustainable and equitable economy.
    April, 27th 2012 – Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium – Brussels


    http://www.academieroyale.be/
acinapolis.be africamuseum.be alignement.be
  • Colloque “Arbres d’alignement en ville : vecteurs de biodiversité !”

    La fonction écologique des arbres d'alignement est trop rarement considérée. Pourtant les scientifiques sont unanimes : en prenant soin de sélectionner convenablement nos plantations d’alignements, nos rues pourraient devenir de véritables vecteurs écologiques, reliant ainsi tous les parcs et jardins, renforçant la trame verte urbaine.


    http://www.alignement.be/
alter-net.info alterias.be
  • AlterIAS project

    AlterIAS project is an "Information & Communication" LIFE + project dedicated to invasive plants and prevention in the ornamental sector.


    http://www.alterias.be/en/
ankona.be argusmilieu.be ascobans.org batraciens.be
  • "Grenouilles sur les routes"

    A la fin de l’hiver, des milliers de batraciens entament leur migration printanière. Destination: les mares et les étangs qui les ont vus naître afin de s’y reproduire à leur tour.


    http://www.batraciens.be/
beescommunity.be
  • Ecosystem Services lectures

    BEES and the Flemish ecosystem services project ECOPLAN invite you on Thursday October 3rd 2013 (19.00 – 21.45) for an interesting evening with lectures by well-known international ecosystem services experts.


    http://www.beescommunity.be/en/news/
  • Ecosystem Services lectures

    BEES and the Flemish ecosystem services project ECOPLAN invite you on Thursday October 3rd 2013 (19.00 – 21.45) for an interesting evening with lectures by well-known international ecosystem services experts.


    http://www.beescommunity.be/en/news/
diplomatie.belgium.be
  • Conference: European Agricultural Research towards greater impact on Global Challenges

    The International Conference is being organised as a Final Conference for the ERA-ARD II project, jointly with EIARD (The European Initiative for Agricultural Research for Development) and SCAR (The Standing Committee on Agricultural Research).

     


    http://diplomatie.belgium.be/fr/sur_lorganisation/centres_de_conference/centre_de_conferences_egmont/
health.belgium.be
  • Public consultation on the marine waters in Belgium

    Du 1 avril au 30 mai 2012 inclus, le SPF Santé Publique, Sécurité de la Chaîne alimentaire et Environnement organise une consultation publique sur l'évaluation initiale, le bon état écologique et les objectifs environnementaux pour les eaux marines belges.

    Cette consultation publique relève de la Convention d'Aarhus, qui donne le droit aux citoyens de s'impliquer dans les décisions en matière d'environnement. N'hésitez donc pas à donner votre avis.


    http://www.health.belgium.be/eportal/Environment/Inspectionandenvironmentalrigh/Environmentalrights/PublicConsultations/index.htm?&fodnlang=fr
  • Quel(s) marché(s) pour la biodiversité ?

    Quelles sont les interactions entre nos modes de consommation, de production, la biodiversité et les services écosystémiques ? Que faire pour optimiser le marché grâce à la biodiversité tout en la préservant ?

    Le SPF Santé publique, Sécurité de la Chaîne alimentaire et Environnement organise le mardi 10 décembre deux ateliers de discussion sur ce sujet.


    http://www.health.belgium.be/eportal/Environment/BiodiversityandGMO/Biodiversity/BiodivMarket/BiodivProgram/index.htm#.UpcNT0olvVU
  • Quel(s) marché(s) pour la biodiversité ?

    Quelles sont les interactions entre nos modes de consommation, de production, la biodiversité et les services écosystémiques ? Que faire pour optimiser le marché grâce à la biodiversité tout en la préservant ?

    Le SPF Santé publique, Sécurité de la Chaîne alimentaire et Environnement organise le mardi 10 décembre deux ateliers de discussion sur ce sujet.


    http://www.health.belgium.be/eportal/Environment/BiodiversityandGMO/Biodiversity/BiodivMarket/index.htm?fodnlang=fr#.UpcNXEolvVW
  • Public consultation on developing a federal plan to integrate Biodiversity in four key sector (Economy, development cooperation, science policy and transport) (Consultation is closed)
    http://www.health.belgium.be/eportal/Environment/Inspectionandenvironmentalrigh/Environmentalrights/PublicConsultations/Consultationbiodiversite2006/index.htm
  • Une saisie de 204 caméléons à l’aéroport de Zaventem

    Les douanes de l’aéroport de Zaventem ont saisi 204 caméléons à destination de l’Allemagne, ce mercredi 4 janvier.


    http://www.health.belgium.be/eportal/AnimalsandPlants/19074501_FR?backNode=9127
belspo.be eoedu.belspo.be
  • Discover the exhibition "Imaging the world’s forests"

    Travelling exhibition realised on the occasion of the International Year of Forests. It aims to show how satellite images can help to better manage and preserve the forests of our planet. This exhibition is an initiative of the Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO), the national programme for Earth Observation STEREO (Belgian Science Policy) and Earth and Life Institute (Université catholique de Louvain).


    http://eoedu.belspo.be/en/forests-index.htm
beyond-gdp.eu
  • Beyond GDP

    The European Commission, European Parliament, Club of Rome, OECD and WWF will host a high-level conference with the objectives of clarifying which indices are most appropriate to measure progress, and how these can best be integrated into the decision-making process and taken up by public debate.

    The conference will bring together high-level experts and policy makers to address these critical issues. Over 300 people from economic, social and environmental spheres from across the globe will attend.

    Preceding the main political conference, an expert workshop will be held, where leading practitioners will consider progress in the development and policy application of indicators of progress, true wealth, and well-being.

    The conference will feature several high-level speakers, including internationally recognized leaders and government representatives, members of the European Parliament as well as speakers from civil society, think tanks, industry, and key institutions such as the World Bank and the United Nations. European Commissioners Joaquín Almunia and Stavros Dimas have confirmed they will speak.

    Participation is by invitation only. If you would like to request an invitation, please send an email to contact@beyond-gdp.eu


    http://www.beyond-gdp.eu/2007_conference.html
  • Beyond GDP

    The European Commission, European Parliament, Club of Rome, OECD and WWF will host a high-level conference with the objectives of clarifying which indices are most appropriate to measure progress, and how these can best be integrated into the decision-making process and taken up by public debate.

    The conference will bring together high-level experts and policy makers to address these critical issues. Over 300 people from economic, social and environmental spheres from across the globe will attend.

    Preceding the main political conference, an expert workshop will be held, where leading practitioners will consider progress in the development and policy application of indicators of progress, true wealth, and well-being.

    The conference will feature several high-level speakers, including internationally recognized leaders and government representatives, members of the European Parliament as well as speakers from civil society, think tanks, industry, and key institutions such as the World Bank and the United Nations. European Commissioners Joaquín Almunia and Stavros Dimas have confirmed they will speak.

    Participation is by invitation only. If you would like to request an invitation, please send an email to contact@beyond-gdp.eu


    http://www.beyond-gdp.eu/
biodiv.be cop10.biodiv.be biodiversa.org
  • Belgium is involved in four out of nine European Projects funded by BiodivERsA

    BiodivERsA launched in November 2011 its third joint call on “Biodiversity dynamics: developing scenarios, identifying tipping points and improving resilience of ecosystems.”This call addressed a topic at the forefront of the biodiversity field, and was organised around the three following themes:

    • Developing integrated biodiversity scenarios
    • Understanding and predicting biodiversity resilience and tipping points
    • Decision support for biodiversity policy and management

    Nine projects will be funded for 8.5 M Euros. Belgium is involved in four of them: 

    CoForTips: Congo basin forests: tipping points for biodiversity conservation and resilience of forested social and ecological systems Participating countries: FR (coordinator), AT, BE.

    REGARDS: Resilience of marginal grasslands and biodiversity management decision support.Participating countries: FR (coordinator), AT, BE, DE, NO.

    SIGNAL: European gradients of resilience in the face of climate extremes.Participating countries: DE (coordinator), BE, BG, FR.

    TIPPINGPOND: Tipping points, biodiversity, resilience and ecosystem services: Ponds as model systems. Participating countries: BE (coordinator), DE, FR, SE.


    http://www.biodiversa.org/393
  • Call on Invasive Species and Biological Invasions (Biodiversa)

    BiodivERsA call for 2012-2013 is now open - Budget for Belgium: 700.000 Euros


    http://www.biodiversa.org/367
  • 3rd call for pan-European research projects – ERA-net biodivERsA

    The European partners in the BiodivERsA network have joined efforts to organize and fund a Pan-European call for international research projects on biodiversity dynamics: developing scenarios, identifying tipping points and improving resilience.


    http://www.biodiversa.org/101
biodiversity.be
  • Positive visions for biodiversity

    The meeting of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) under the Belgian Presidency of the European Union.


    http://www.biodiversity.be/epbrsbe2010/page/info
  • Positive visions for biodiversity

    The meeting of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) under the Belgian Presidency of the European Union.


    http://www.biodiversity.be/epbrsbe2010/page/program
  • Positive visions for biodiversity

    The meeting of the European Platform for Biodiversity Research Strategy (EPBRS) under the Belgian Presidency of the European Union.


    http://www.biodiversity.be/epbrsbe2010
  • 4th Biodiversity Platform Digitisation Project Call (2010-2011)

    The Belgian Biodiversity Platform aims at promoting biodiversity data exchange between scientists in Belgium and abroad as well as with field actors and decision makers. The Platform acts as the national node for GBIF (Global Biodiversity Information Facility, www.gbif.org), an international initiative facilitating worldwide dissemination of primary biodiversity data. Since digitisation is often the limiting step in the diffusion of biodiversity information, this call is intended to support small projects of digitisation of biodiversity related collections/observational data.

    Please note that the deadline for submission project proposals is January 31st, 2010. 


    http://www.biodiversity.be/bbpf/625
  • Policy brief on biodiversity and public health

    In 2011, the Belgian Biodiversity Platform organised a conference on Biodiversity and Public Health. The policy brief “Community of Practice on Biodiversity and Public Health in Belgium“ communicates the results of this conference.


    http://www.biodiversity.be/files/1/3/0/1305.pdf
  • Survey about the future of Biodiversity Conservation Research in Belgium

    The Belgian Biodiversity Platform has just launched a survey in order to investigate the views of the Belgian stakeholders about the future of Biodiversity Conservation Research. The survey is open until September 15th, 2012.


    http://www.biodiversity.be/conservation
  • Biodiversity research back on the agenda: EPBRS releases 2 videos.
    http://www.biodiversity.be/files/1/4/0/1404.pdf
  • an Information Session on the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES)

    The aim of this Information Session is to inform scientists/ other relevant stakeholders on the history, objectives, functions, governance and work programme of IPBES, the wider policy landscape in which it has to find its place (i.e. relevant Conventions), and the regional support approaches to IPBES


    http://www.biodiversity.be/ipbes/
  • 7th BEES workshop (Belgian Ecosystem Services)

    The 7th BEES workshop will address the critical linkages between Ecosystem Service (e)valuation and policy-making. It will take place on the 26th March 2012 at the Royal Belgian Institute for Natural Sciences (RBINS).


    http://www.biodiversity.be/bees/static/show/10
ecosystem.biodiversity.be ias.biodiversity.be lifewatch.biodiversity.be projects.biodiversity.be biodiversityexhibition.com
  • BHL-Europe launches the Biodiversity Library Exhibition!

    The Biodiversity Library Exhibition (BLE) is a virtual exhibition of the digital content in the Biodiversity Heritage Library for Europe. It is a dissemination tool which highlights specific biodiversity content and makes it accessible for a wider audience.


    http://www.biodiversityexhibition.com/en
biodiversityknowledge.eu
  • BiodiversityKnowledge First Conference

    The conference aims to introduce and discuss broadly the approach of designing a Network of Knowledge (NoK) approach in the area of biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe. At the heart of it is engaging different knowledge hubs and identify their interests when getting involved.
    The focus of the conference will be on identifying solutions and options for the NoK and identify steps to create a broad community of interest with it. For a detailed discussion, the project team will provide a green paper as basis prior to the conference. To back this with a practical perspective, the conference will also introduce the demonstration cases of the project that will test the processes of the NoK over the next year.
    On the last day, the conference will also discuss the European input into IPBES and other international developments.


    http://www.biodiversityknowledge.eu/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=32
bioversityinternational.org
  • Bioversity International and Belgian university join efforts to support banana research

    As part of global efforts to support the conservation of bananas and plantains, Bioversity International and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven have come to an agreement to store Bioversity's collection of banana and plantain germplasm at the university in Leuven, Belgium.


    http://www.bioversityinternational.org/announcements/bioversity_and_belgian_university_join_efforts_to_support_banana_research.html
birdlife.org euroconbio.blogspot.hu
  • A new global map displays the functionality of ecosystems

    A new study explores which continental areas have the highest functionality. These are of major relevance for the sustainability of the biosphere and they are areas, which supply most services to humanity. Especially with regard to climate change these exceptionally functional areas deserve particular protection.


    http://euroconbio.blogspot.hu/2012/11/a-new-global-map-displays-functionality.html
bondbeterleefmilieu.be boutersem.be brussels.be bruxelles.be bruxellesenvironnement.be c-v-n.be cbd.int bch.cbd.int gbo3.cbd.int ccsconference.eu cedre.be centrepaulduvigneaud.be chastre.be clamer.eu climate-policy.eu climatechallenge.be clubofrome.at publicpolicyexchange.co.uk concoursphotoargus.be
  • Concours photo ARGUS

    La 10ème édition du Concours photo ARGUS a reçu près de 11 000 envois ! Les finalistes sont sélectionnés et jusqu'au 29 février le public peut voter pour ses photos favorites.


    http://www.concoursphotoargus.be/
congrestransitiondurable.org countdown2010.net dagvanhetpark.be duurzameontwikkeling.be e-taxonomy.eu eaae2008.be
  • People, Food and Environment: Global Trends and European Strategies

    The XIIth Congress of the European Association of Agricultural Economists (EAAE) on “People, Food and Environments: Global Trends and European Strategies” will take place between the 26th-29th August 2008, in Ghent (Belgium).

    Contributions are welcome on the following (not exhaustive) list of topic areas: Agricultural and Food Policies; Trade, Globalisation and Demography; Environment and Resources; Rural Development; Sustainability; Market and Demand Analysis; Consumer Health and Safety; Agribusiness and Chain Management; Technology, Innovation and Communication; Agriculture and Development; Agriculture and Economies in Transition; Institutions; Methodological Developments. Submissions relating to non-European regions, which have relevance to European issues, are also welcomed.

    Important Dates - Deadlines:

    Submissions for contributed papers: 15th February 2008
    Organised sessions: 15th March 2008
    Submissions for posters: 1st April 2008
    Registration for presenting authors (papers and posters): 15th June 2008


    http://www.eaae2008.be/
ebcd.org eco-conseil.be
  • Gestion de la biodiversité et économie sociale: un doublé gagnant? Vous voulez découvrir les projets qui sont en train de naître pour favoriser la filière emploi dans la « gestion écologique des milieux naturels » ?

    L’Institut Eco-Conseil vous invite à une demi-journée d'étude le jeudi 20 septembre, de 9h à 14h



    http://www.eco-conseil.be/biodivecosoc/index.htm
ef4.be
  • Biocarburants : quel avenir et quelle place en Belgique?

    Table ronde sur les biocarburants à l'Université Libre de Bruxelles.


    La vague des biocarburants déferle sur le monde. Du Brésil à la Suède, en passant par les Etats-Unis, de nombreux pays se « mettent au vert » pour diminuer les émissions de gaz à effet de serre et principalement pour réduire la dépendance énergétique liée aux combustibles fossiles.

    En Europe, l'objectif est double. D'un côté, augmenter progressivement la part des biocarburants dans l'essence (5,75 % en 2010 et 10 % en 2015). Et de l'autre, promouvoir l'utilisation du bioéthanol E85 et les véhicules adaptés, c'est-à-dire capables de rouler avec de l'essence sans plomb, de l'E85 ou les deux mélangés.
    Le potentiel de production des biocarburants est toutefois limité par les surfaces cultivables nécessaires, et les risques de compétition avec les usages alimentaires. C'est pour cette raison que la recherche se tourne aujourd'hui vers des technologies de seconde génération utilisant des déchets végétaux ainsi que des ressources non alimentaires comme la paille ou le bois. Leur production pose la question essentielle de leur utilisation.

    Dans ce contexte, des questions cruciales émergent : quelle sera la place des biocarburants dans le ''pool'' carburants ? Faudra-t-il adapter la technologie des moteurs ? Les biocarburants ouvrent-ils de nouveaux débouchés à l'agriculture ? Quels sont les autres débouchés pour leur utilisation et à quels coûts ? Quels sont les critères de choix ? De la réponse à ces questions découle l’avenir des biocarburants en Belgique. Autant de questions auxquelles de nombreux spécialistes essayeront d’apporter  des réponses concrètes.

    http://www.ef4.be/fr/evenements/biocarburants/
eggbrussels.eu
  • Séminaire : Agriculture itinérante sur brûlis en RDC

    Dans les zones forestières, l'agriculture sur brûlis est l'agriculture paysanne par excellence en République Démocratique du Congo. Méthode d'agriculture particulièrement appropriée pour l'approvisionnement alimentaire des populations et capable de répondre aux besoins humains tout en ayant peu d'impact sur la conservation, il apparaît que ce mode d'agriculture est devenu, sous l'effet de la pression démographique, une des principales causes de déforestation.


    http://www.eggbrussels.eu
empseb20.com
  • European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology

    EMPSEB provides a platform for PhD students studying Evolutionary Biology to present their work and to meet their peers from all over Europe. It takes place in a different European city each year and is organized by current PhD students in that country.

    Typically, EMPSEB lasts 4 or 5 days and involves 70-100 participants. A variety of activities, discussions, and excursions provide opportunities for building relationships with fellow researchers.

    The meeting is now an annual tradition that started 19 years ago with the first meeting back in 1995 being held in Zurich, Switzerland.


    http://empseb20.com/index.php/schedule
  • European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology

    EMPSEB provides a platform for PhD students studying Evolutionary Biology to present their work and to meet their peers from all over Europe. It takes place in a different European city each year and is organized by current PhD students in that country.

    Typically, EMPSEB lasts 4 or 5 days and involves 70-100 participants. A variety of activities, discussions, and excursions provide opportunities for building relationships with fellow researchers.

    The meeting is now an annual tradition that started 19 years ago with the first meeting back in 1995 being held in Zurich, Switzerland.


    http://empseb20.com/
entomophagistes-2014.com
  • Entomophagistes 2014

    La prochaine édition du colloque "Entomophagistes" sera organisée à Louvain-la-Neuve du 2 au 4 avril 2014.


    http://www.entomophagistes-2014.com/images/planlln.pdf
  • Entomophagistes 2014

    La prochaine édition du colloque "Entomophagistes" sera organisée à Louvain-la-Neuve du 2 au 4 avril 2014.


    http://www.entomophagistes-2014.com/index.php/programme
  • Entomophagistes 2014

    La prochaine édition du colloque "Entomophagistes" sera organisée à Louvain-la-Neuve du 2 au 4 avril 2014.


    http://www.entomophagistes-2014.com/
era-ard.org esf.org
  • European Latsis Prize 2010

    The European Science Foundation (ESF) invites nominations for the European Latsis Prize 2010.

    The Prize, of a value of 100 000 Swiss Francs, is presented each year by the International Latsis Foundation at the ESF Annual Assembly to a scientist or research group in recognition of outstanding and innovative contributions in a selected field of research. The research field for the 2010 Prize is "Biodiversity".


    http://www.esf.org/activities/european-latsis-prize-2010.html
etopia.be eubon.eu eudevdays.eu europa.eu
  • Environment: 14 companies nominated for the 2012 European Business Awards for the Environment

    Brussels, 22 March 2011 – The shortlist for the 2012 European Business Awards for the Environment (EBAE) has been revealed, following a two-day jury meeting in Copenhagen, Denmark. The 14 finalists come from Belgium, France, Germany, Spain, Austria, Portugal, Slovakia, Finland and the United Kingdom. The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Brussels on 24 May 2012, during Green Week, the European Commission’s annual conference on environment policy. The European Business Awards for the Environment are granted to innovative companies that successfully combine innovation, competitiveness and outstanding environmental performance.


    http://europa.eu/rapid/pressReleasesAction.do?reference=IP/12/306&format=HTML&aged=0&language=EN&guiLanguage=en
consilium.europa.eu
  • EU Environment Ministers Discuss 2020 Biodiversity Strategy

    The Environment Council of the EU adopted conclusions on the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020 on 21 June 2011. The Council endorsed the proposal made by the European Commission in May 2011, while emphasizing the need to further discuss its actions, and recognized the importance of effective monitoring and reporting mechanisms.


    http://www.consilium.europa.eu/App/NewsRoom/latest.aspx?lang=1&cmsid=363
ec.europa.eu eea.europa.eu europarc.org europarc2012.com
  • EUROPARC Conference 2012

    The EUROPARC Conference 2012 will be held from October 22nd - 25th in Genk, Belgium.


    http://www.europarc2012.com/?navigatieid=5
  • EUROPARC Conference 2012

    The EUROPARC Conference 2012 will be held from October 22nd - 25th in Genk, Belgium.


    http://www.europarc2012.com/?navigatieid=2
  • EUROPARC Conference 2012

    The EUROPARC Conference 2012 will be held from October 22nd - 25th in Genk, Belgium.


    http://www.europarc2012.com/
biodiversitystickingtimebomb.eventbrite.com
  • Biodiversity's Ticking Time Bomb: Understanding and Addressing the Problem of Invasive Species in Europe

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and BirdLife, with the support of the European Habitats Forum, will organize a high-level debate at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the issue of invasive alien species in Europe and the development of an EU policy instrument to tackle them. The event will take place on Thursday, 21 February 2013 from 15:00 to 19:00 (CET) at Brussels, Belgium.


    http://biodiversitystickingtimebomb.eventbrite.com/#
ewwr.eu
  • The European Week for Waste Reduction

    The European Week for Waste Reduction is a 3-year project supported by the LIFE+ Programme of the European Commission. The EWWR aims to organise multiple actions during a single week, across Europe, that will raise awareness about waste prevention. In 2012, it will take place from 17 to 25 November.


    http://www.ewwr.eu/
falconsforeveryone.be
  • They are back!

    Follow the adventures of a peregrine falcon couple at the St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral, in the heart of Brussels!


    http://www.falconsforeveryone.be/
festivalnaturenamur.be fetedesjeunesetdelanature.be
  • Grande Fête des Jeunes et de la Nature 2012

    Grande Fête des Jeunes et de la Nature qui se déroulera dans le cadre du domaine provincial de Mirwart, le samedi 29 septembre 2012.

    Cet événement à pour objectif de célébrer les 40 ans de sensibilisation à la nature par les jeunes.  Il est organisé par Jeunes et Nature en collaboration avec Natagora et les Cercles des Naturalistes de Belgique.

    Au programme : des conférences, balades guidées, animations nature, films nature,... et un buffet (sous réservation).


    http://www.fetedesjeunesetdelanature.be
br.fgov.be
  • Exposition de photos "Antarctique, l’éden polaire", du 18 février au 22 avril 2012

    Le continent Antarctique est souvent perçu comme un enfer glacial où toute vie est absente. Derrière ces apparences, il existe une autre réalité, un Antarctique qui abrite une flore et une faune aussi remarquables que méconnues.


    http://www.br.fgov.be/PUBLIC/GENERAL/GENERALFR/event3fr.php
  • International symposium on diatom taxonomy
    http://www.br.fgov.be/RESEARCH/MEETINGS/VanHeurcksymposiumAgenda.php
  • International symposium on diatom taxonomy
    http://www.br.fgov.be/RESEARCH/MEETINGS/VanHeurcksymposium.php
  • FASCINATION OF PLANTS DAY 2012

    The first international "Fascination of Plants Day" will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science for agriculture, in sustainably producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message.


    http://www.br.fgov.be/PUBLIC/GENERAL/GENERALFR/fascinationofplantsdayfr.php
portal.health.fgov.be foiredelibramont.com
  • Pas d'Agriculture sans biodiversité Conférence et débat samedi 26 juillet 2008 de 14 à 16 heures lors de la Foire agricole de Libramont
    http://www.foiredelibramont.com/index2.php?ssm=foire_libramont_en-9-access_and_parking
food4.eu frdo-cfdd.be friendsofeurope.org
  • Africa: Building on Growth

    This new century is seeing a dramatic economic turnaround in Africa’s fortunes, with six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies today in sub-Saharan Africa. If Africa is to remain a growth region, what policies should its governments and private sector investors pursue? Is Trade a mechanism for regional integration – are developing countries’ companies regional enough? What is the role of business and industry in development efforts? What footprints do the European businesses leave in the developing world and do they? What social and environmental footprints do businesses generally leave in Africa and is the promotion of green and social working practices common to these companies‘ CSR strategies? Can education and health policies support African economical growth


    http://www.friendsofeurope.org/Contentnavigation/Events/Eventsoverview/tabid/1187/EventType/EventView/EventId/1043/EventDateID/1052/PageID/4870/AfricaBuildingongrowth.aspx
  • Africa: Building on Growth

    This new century is seeing a dramatic economic turnaround in Africa’s fortunes, with six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies today in sub-Saharan Africa. If Africa is to remain a growth region, what policies should its governments and private sector investors pursue? Is Trade a mechanism for regional integration – are developing countries’ companies regional enough? What is the role of business and industry in development efforts? What footprints do the European businesses leave in the developing world and do they? What social and environmental footprints do businesses generally leave in Africa and is the promotion of green and social working practices common to these companies‘ CSR strategies? Can education and health policies support African economical growth


    http://www.friendsofeurope.org/Contentnavigation/Events/Eventsoverview/tabid/1187/EventType/EventView/EventId/1043/EventDateID/1052/PageID/4867/AfricaBuildingongrowth.aspx
  • Africa: Building on Growth

    This new century is seeing a dramatic economic turnaround in Africa’s fortunes, with six of the world’s 10 fastest-growing economies today in sub-Saharan Africa. If Africa is to remain a growth region, what policies should its governments and private sector investors pursue? Is Trade a mechanism for regional integration – are developing countries’ companies regional enough? What is the role of business and industry in development efforts? What footprints do the European businesses leave in the developing world and do they? What social and environmental footprints do businesses generally leave in Africa and is the promotion of green and social working practices common to these companies‘ CSR strategies? Can education and health policies support African economical growth


    http://www.friendsofeurope.org/Contentnavigation/Events/Eventsoverview/tabid/1187/EventType/EventView/EventId/1043/EventDateID/1052/PageID/4866/AfricaBuildingongrowth.aspx
ftlb.be
  • European Meeting of PhD Students in Evolutionary Biology

    EMPSEB provides a platform for PhD students studying Evolutionary Biology to present their work and to meet their peers from all over Europe. It takes place in a different European city each year and is organized by current PhD students in that country.

    Typically, EMPSEB lasts 4 or 5 days and involves 70-100 participants. A variety of activities, discussions, and excursions provide opportunities for building relationships with fellow researchers.

    The meeting is now an annual tradition that started 19 years ago with the first meeting back in 1995 being held in Zurich, Switzerland.


    http://www.ftlb.be/en/hebergement/centre/fiche.php?soc_id=4
futura-sciences.com
  • La coccinelle asiatique menace ses cousines européennes.

    La coccinelle asiatique n'est plus la bienvenue en Europe. Introduite à la fin des années 1980 pour lutter contre les pucerons, elle s'attaque également aux coccinelles locales, fragilisant les populations. Le symbole d'une introduction non maîtrisée.


    http://www.futura-sciences.com/fr/news/t/zoologie/d/la-coccinelle-asiatique-menace-ses-cousines-europeennes_36599/
genevrier.be google.be
  • Networking event sur la Stratégie nationale pour la biodiversité

    Le Point focal national Biodiversité vous invite à participer au 'networking event' qu'il organise pour tout savoir sur la stratégie nationale actualisée, les moyens d'action à votre disposition et rencontrer les acteurs en Belgique!


    https://www.google.be/maps/preview?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&q=29+rue+Vautier,+1000-Bruxelles&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x47c3c4975843e117:0xa637a8b9132feb97,Rue+Vautier+29,+1000+Bruxelles&gl=be&ei=8c1sU70n5JXsBqf6gMgL&ved=0CC4Q8gEwAA
  • Scoping meeting “Honey Bees, Indicator of Health and the Environment”

    The Belgian National Focal Point to the Convention on Biological Diversity (RBINS) and the Belgian Biodiversity Platform (BBPf) are co-organizing on Friday, June 13th, 9:00 AM a scoping process on a project proposal aiming to develop a monitoring system using honey bees as indicators of health and the environment.


    https://www.google.be/maps/place/Avenue+Louise+231/@50.8252743,4.365499,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x47c3c4f2e9d96479:0xf651f053374296a9
  • Présentation de l'étude "L’impact social de la certification FSC dans le Bassin du Congo"

    21 mai 2014 – 13h30

    Le Trade for Development Center et WWF vous invitent à une présentation exclusive des résultats de l’étude "L’impact social de la certification FSC dans le Bassin du Congo" donnée par Paolo Cerutti (CIFOR), auteur de l’étude.


    https://www.google.be/maps/place/Rue+Haute+139/@50.8386256,4.3504112,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x47c3c47b5c6b0e09:0x7911f5d6be56928f
  • Week-end Pelargonium

    Événement organisé autour de la Journée internationale de la biodiversité.


    https://www.google.be/maps/preview?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&q=Nieuwelaan,+38+-+1860+Meise&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x47c3c2089596d27d:0x1b079c7187e2aa84,Nieuwelaan+38,+1860+Meise&gl=be&ei=aORsU_yJEePH7AbU5IGIDA&ved=0CC4Q8gEwAA
  • Fête de l’environnement
    https://www.google.be/maps/preview?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&ie=UTF-8&q=parc+du+cinquantenaire&fb=1&gl=be&hq=parc+du+cinquantenaire&hnear=0x47c3a4ed73c76867:0xc18b3a66787302a7,Bruxelles&cid=12610910165714547290&ei=ZudsU8qWFomv7AblvYCgAg&ved=0CL0BEPwSMA4
  • Semaine verte
    https://www.google.be/maps/preview?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&q=Rue+Bara+175+-+1070+Brussels&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x47c3c4147bd5c0c5:0x4e40d0523f5d0f92,Rue+Bara+175,+1070+Bruxelles&gl=be&ei=velsU_-kEMmr7AbLxYD4Cw&ved=0CC4Q8gEwAA
  • Scharrelkids

    Evenement georganiseerd rond de Internationale Dag voor Biodiversiteit.


    https://www.google.be/maps/preview?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&channel=sb&q=Hoogvorst+2,+9506+Grimminge&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x47c3a588ea7af865:0x322ecac1eed8eac3,Hoogvorst+2,+9506+Geraardsbergen&gl=be&ei=TeJsU82cNune7AbLmIGYAQ&ved=0CC4Q8gEwAA
  • Les 80 ans de Jane Goodall: conférence-célébration

    Cette année, la primatologue anglaise Jane Goodall fête ses 80 ans. Quatre-vingt bougies dont près de 60 brûlent pour sa passion des animaux, particulièrement des chimpanzés, et pour sa volonté de les protéger, eux et leur environnement.


    https://www.google.be/maps/place/Boulevard+Emile+Jacqmain+111/@50.8546463,4.3545601,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m2!3m1!1s0x47c3c383ecd28d91:0xf1847f9763e8b547?hl=FR
maps.google.fr
  • Book launch of the Cities and Biodiversity Outlook - Scientific Analysis and Assessment

    Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services : Challenges and Opportunities


    https://maps.google.fr/maps?q=rue+vautier+29,+1000+bruxelles&hl=fr&hnear=Rue+Vautier+29,+1000+Bruxelles,+Belgique&gl=fr&t=m&z=16
  • Conference: 'Soil, Climate Change and Biodiversity – Where do we stand?'
    http://maps.google.be/maps?f=q&source=embed&hl=en&geocode=&q=Rue+de+la+Loi+170,+1040+Brussels&sll=50.805935,4.432983&sspn=4.596752,9.854736&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Rue+de+la+Loi+170,+Brussels+1000+Brussels,+Brussels-Capital+Region&ll=50.848603,4.385605&spn=0.018967,0.036478&z=14&iwloc=A
  • Quel(s) marché(s) pour la biodiversité ?

    Quelles sont les interactions entre nos modes de consommation, de production, la biodiversité et les services écosystémiques ? Que faire pour optimiser le marché grâce à la biodiversité tout en la préservant ?

    Le SPF Santé publique, Sécurité de la Chaîne alimentaire et Environnement organise le mardi 10 décembre deux ateliers de discussion sur ce sujet.


    https://maps.google.be/maps?q=58,+rue+des+Tanneurs+1000+Bruxelles&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&ei=kQ2XUrOQN6Gj0QXTqoGIDw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAg
  • Green Growth, Green Jobs: Integrating Employment and Environmental Policies Across Europe
    https://maps.google.be/maps?q=Rue+Bodenbroek+2/4.+B-1000+Brussels+Belgium&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&ei=mNGuUr6lD-eP7AaIuIHgDw&ved=0CAoQ_AUoAg
  • Devine qui vient manger… au château ?
    http://maps.google.be/maps?f=q&hl=EN&q=Avenue+Jean+de+la+Hoese+32%2C1080+MOLENBEEK-SAINT-JEAN%2CBelgium
  • Comparative & Regulatory Genomics in Plants conference
    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=107934816155168293449.0004952b41833ac692143&ll=51.010029,3.711791&spn=0.019954,0.038581&z=15
  • Rio+20: Towards Transforming the Institutional Framework for Global Sustainability?

    The Institute for European Studies at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, in cooperation with the Institute for European Environmental Policy, kindly invites you to attend the upcoming policy forum on 20 January 2012 (12.00 - 14.00).


    http://maps.google.com/maps/place?q=Institute+for+European+Studies,+Pleinlaan,+Brussels,+Belgium&hl=en&cid=12004251820127397784
  • “Meeting the EU 2020 Biodiversity Targets: Mainstreaming Conservation”

    Conference of the European Parliament Intergroup “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development"


    https://maps.google.be/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&ie=UTF-8&q=European+Parliament,+Brussels&fb=1&gl=be&hq=European+Parliament,&hnear=0x47c3a4ed73c76867:0xc18b3a66787302a7,Bruxelles&cid=0,0,5723369683225372093&ei=3R8wUtHEAo_20gXfwoDgDg&ved=0CDsQrwswAA
  • Université d’Automne 2013 "Homme et nature : l’indispensable réconciliation"

    La Fédération Inter-Environnement Wallonie organise ce 3 octobre 2013 une université d'automne intitulée "Homme et nature : l’indispensable réconciliation".


    https://maps.google.be/maps?oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&q=637+Chauss%C3%A9e+de+Marche,+5100+Namur-Wierde&ie=UTF-8&hq=&hnear=0x47c19843a733516f:0xdfde9b8e9d0d02b7,Chauss%C3%A9e+de+Marche+637,+5330+Namur&gl=be&ei=sSAwUrn5OebN0QWN3IDwCQ&ved=0CDAQ8gEwAA
mapsengine.google.com plus.google.com greens-efa.eu
  • The potential of agroecology: Reclaiming the food crisis

    The aim of the conference is to explain the concept of agroecology to an audience of academics, students, farmers, policy makers, NGOs and other stakeholders, who have an interest in environmental studies, agriculture, and food production. The intention is to be challenged as a community and to reflect interactively about potential paths towards transition.


    http://www.greens-efa.eu/the-potential-of-agroecology-7300.html
  • Financing and biopiracy : The challenges of the next UN Biodiversity Summit (COP11, India)

    PRESENTATION

    Biodiversity represents our most valuable natural heritage and its conservation is one of our most urgent challenges. Beyond its immaterial value, biodiversity plays a vital role for human beings. Water purification, oxygen and carbon recycling, soil fertility, food production, drugs development, and general wealth protection are all examples of benefits provided freely by a healthy biodiversity. Yet human activities and our development choices in particular in the last 50 years have very often led to irreversible loss.

    Biodiversity services are provided for free but their loss has a cost - a huge one: around 50 billion euros a year and up to 14.000 billions euros by 2050. Biodiversity erosion is particularly alarming in developing countries with the constant plunder of their natural richness and corollary the exploitative appropriation of indigenous forms of traditional knowledge, the so-called biopiracy.

    In 2010, the COP10 on Biodiversity in Nagoya (Japan) agreed on a long-awaited Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) aiming at putting an end to biopiracy. This new legal instrument was a step forward, yet the whole issue of resource mobilisation for biodiversity protection was left aside.

    In a few weeks time, in October 2012, the COP11 in Hyderabad (India) will have to look at the best way to implement the ABS Protocol and turn it into a successful and efficient tool against biopiracy. In addition the international community is called upon by several civil society organisations to deliver on resource mobilisation and innovative sources of financing for biodiversity protection before it is too late.

    At Hyderabad, how will the challenge of fighting against biopiracy be tackled? Will measures on resource mobilisation live up to the high expectations?


    http://www.greens-efa.eu/fr/financement-et-biopiraterie-7805.html
greenweek2011.eu
  • Green week 2011: Resource efficiency - Using less, living better

    The 11th edition of Green Week, the biggest annual conference on European environment policy, will take place from 24 to 27 May 2011 in Brussels and around Europe. This year's theme is "Resource Efficiency - Using less, living better".


    http://www.greenweek2011.eu/content/overview
greenweek2014.eu growthintransition.eu h2020-info-session-on-msca2014.be herpnet.org iccghent.com icg-europe.org ies.be iewonline.be inbo.be indicators.be institut-eco-pedagogie.be
  • Atelier du Groupe de Travail Benelux ENE/EDD "Eduquer à la biodiversité par l'alimentation"

    Tout au long de la journée du 8 novembre 2011, c’est la pomme qui aidera à aborder la biodiversité à plusieurs niveaux (les espèces, les gènes, les services rendus par les écosystèmes) et sous plusieurs angles (inventaire, état des lieux, causes de la perte de la biodiversité, moyens mis en place,… ).


    http://www.institut-eco-pedagogie.be/spip/spip.php?article324
inverde.be iode2011.be ipbes.net
  • IPBES Releases List of Members

    The Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has announced the list of members as of 1 September 2012. IPBES has currently 92 members, among which Belgium.


    http://www.ipbes.net/about-ipbes/members-of-the-platform.html
issuu.com
  • Biodiversity indicators 2011 for Flanders

    New publication: Biodiversity indicators 2011 presents 22 Flemish biodiversity indicators according to the focal areas of the Convention on Biological Diversity and the EU biodiversity headline indicators, in order to track progress towards the achievement of the 2010 target.


    http://issuu.com/inbo/docs/indicatorennl_2011_def
itpgrfa.net
  • Educational modules on the Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources

    April 2011: The Secretariat of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (ITPGR) has produced the first in a series of five comprehensive educational modules on the operation of the Treaty.


    http://www.itpgrfa.net/International/content/training_edm1
iucn.org
  • IUCN Releases List of 100 Most Threatened Species

    More than 8,000 scientists from the International Union for Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission (IUCN SSC) have compiled a list of the 100 most threatened animals, plants and fungi on the planet. Their report, titled "Priceless or Worthless?" was released with the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) during the IUCN World Conservation Congress.


    http://www.iucn.org/news_homepage/?11022/The-100-most-threatened-species--Are-they-priceless-or-worthless
  • Horizon of certainty: industry calls for long-term policy to drive innovation in managing natural resources

    A group including European policy-makers, environmental experts and industry members were invited at a recent event to reflect on the question “Is there a role for innovation in the sustainable management of raw materials?”. The event was the first on this topic since the launch of the new Working Group on “Business and Raw Materials” under the European Parliament Intergroup on “Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Development.”


    http://iucn.org/about/union/secretariat/offices/europe/?11823/Horizon-of-certainty-industry-calls-for-long-term-policy-to-drive-innovation-in-managing-natural-resources
  • Powered by Nature: social media student competition for nature-based solutions to energy challenges

    On 12 February 2013, IUCN’s Commission on Education and Communication and Alcoa Foundation announced the launch of the Powered by Nature competition in which European communications students are challenged to co-create a social media campaign. The goal of the final campaign is to raise awareness of “natural solutions” for energy and encourage the young generation to become "powered by nature". Students will work together with experts from environmental organisations and communications agencies on their final submissions. 


    http://iucn.org/about/union/secretariat/offices/europe/?11901/Powered-by-Nature
cmsdata.iucn.org
  • Biodiversity's Ticking Time Bomb: Understanding and Addressing the Problem of Invasive Species in Europe

    The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and BirdLife, with the support of the European Habitats Forum, will organize a high-level debate at the European Parliament in Brussels to discuss the issue of invasive alien species in Europe and the development of an EU policy instrument to tackle them. The event will take place on Thursday, 21 February 2013 from 15:00 to 19:00 (CET) at Brussels, Belgium.


    https://cmsdata.iucn.org/downloads/ias_event_agenda__external2_1.pdf
janegoodall.be
  • Les 80 ans de Jane Goodall: conférence-célébration

    Cette année, la primatologue anglaise Jane Goodall fête ses 80 ans. Quatre-vingt bougies dont près de 60 brûlent pour sa passion des animaux, particulièrement des chimpanzés, et pour sa volonté de les protéger, eux et leur environnement.


    http://www.janegoodall.be/index.php/80yearsofjane-belgium/?lang=fr
jardinbotanique.be kaowarsom.be kw.knack.be
  • Vande Lanotte stelt Actieplan Zeehond voor voor meer biodiversiteit in de zee

    Op dinsdag 26 juni heeft minister van de Noordzee Johan Vande Lanotte het ‘Actieplan Zeehond’, van defensief naar offensief milieubeleid in de Noordzee” voorgesteld. Hiermee gaat hij over naar een offensief beleid voor meer biodiversiteit in de Noordzee.


    http://kw.knack.be/west-vlaanderen/nieuws/algemeen/vande-lanotte-stelt-actieplan-zeehond-voor-voor-meer-biodiversiteit-in-de-zee/article-4000122532286.htm#
kuleuven.be
  • “Brazil: Biodiversity and Sustainable Growth”

    Twaalfde lezing in het kader van de KU Leuven Ambassador's Lecture Series door Z.E. Andre Amado, Ambassadeur van Brazilië in België en Luxemburg.


    http://www.kuleuven.be/english/ambassador_lectures
law.kuleuven.be
  • A Future for Fisheries?

    Towards effective strategies for sustainability


    http://www.law.kuleuven.be/cir/contact/direction
kvab.be lalibre.be lavoixdunord.fr
  • Des arbres fruitiers plantés aux Prés du Hem : « Ce sera un jardin à lérots » (zone transfrontalière France - Belgique)

    À l'occasion de son dixième anniversaire, l'Espace naturel Lille métropole (ENLM) a planté des arbres dans plusieurs des sites qu'il gère, dont la base de loisirs des Prés du Hem. Mais les quatre-vingts fruitiers qui viennent de prendre racine en terre armentiéroise ne seront pas là que pour faire joli. Comme nous l'ont expliqué Johann Staelens, Flamand de Kuurne, et Quentin Spriet, naturaliste de l'ENLM, ce verger sera surtout « jardin pour les lérots ».


    http://www.lavoixdunord.fr/Locales/Armentieres/actualite/Secteur_Armentieres/2012/03/20/article_des-arbres-fruitiers-plantes-aux-pres-du.shtml
lavoixeco.com
  • Elevage : les races locales veulent reprendre du poil de la bête

    Cet article présente des races locales d'animaux d'élevage, originaires du Nord de la France et de Belgique, actuellement présentées aux visiteurs au salon de l'agriculture, à Paris.


    http://www.lavoixeco.com/actualite/Dossiers/A_la_loupe/Salon_de_l_agriculture_2008/2012/02/28/article_elevage-les-races-locales-veulent-reprendre-du.shtml
leefmilieubrussel.be
  • Green Walk around Brussels, by foot or by bicycle For the third year in a row, this year on 2 September 2007, come and discover the Green Walk during a festive and familial afternoon. Guided tours (foot or bicycle) will be organised.
    http://www.leefmilieubrussel.be/Templates/Particuliers/Niveau2.aspx?id=1852&langtype=2067
  • Tous à la fête de la Promenade Verte Venez fêter la Promenade Verte à partir de 10h30 au parc de Woluwe.
    http://www.leefmilieubrussel.be/Templates/Default.aspx?id=18842&langtype=2060
lesroutesdubois.com
  • Week-end du bois

    3ème édition du "Week-end du Bois" partout en Wallonie et aussi, pour la première fois, au Grand-Duché de Luxembourg.



    http://www.lesroutesdubois.com/
weekend.levif.be
  • Nos jardins et la gent ailée

    Natagora, association de protection de la nature a lancé il y a quelque temps l’opération «Devine, qui vient manger chez nous aujourd’hui ?». Aujourd’hui, les résultats de ce grand recensement de la gent ailée dans nos jardins sont connus.


    http://weekend.levif.be/tendance/nest/nature/nos-jardins-et-la-gent-ailee/article-4000040642200.htm
lne.be loreal.com
  • UNESCO-L’ORÉAL Awards For Women in Life Sciences - 2014

    In partnership with UNESCO, the For Women in Science program provides support for women researchers on all continents and at different points in their careers. This may come in the early stages of a young researcher’s vocation or be in celebration of a full career committed to scientific advancement.


    http://www.loreal.com/dd/loreal/Foundation/Article.aspx?topcode=Foundation_AccessibleScience_WomenExcellence_U
futurefarmsandfood.megasnort.com mil.be
  • Les trésors cachés de la biodiversité à la Défense La Défense et l”Agentschap voor Natuur en Bos” vous invitent ce mardi 19 mai pour une rencontre de presse au sein de l’une des plus exceptionnelles perles de biodiversité de Flandre: le terrain d’exercice militaire du Camp de Beverlo à Bourg-Léopold.
    http://www.mil.be/perscom/index.asp?LAN=nl&ID=1351
danah.milieuinfo.be bebol.myspecies.info
  • Symposium: ViBRANT tools for the DNA taxonomist

    A one-day workshop on the promotion of ViBRANT tools is going to take place on Tuesday 11 June 2013 as part of the ViBRANT technical workshops, RBINS (WP3 Training, outreach and community support). The workshop is focused on how Scratchpads and other ViBRANT tools may be of interest and be useful for the DNA taxonomists.


    http://bebol.myspecies.info/node/82
ecbol3.myspecies.info naju.de
  • GYBN kick-off conference

    Be part of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network’s (GYBN) kick-off conference
    Livestream, discussions, online participation

    Due to the fact that we received MUCH more applications than we could provide invitations to Berlin - we wanted to create a platform for all young people engaged in the protection of biodiversity so that they can share their knowledge and experiences. In order to enable this wider range of environmentalists to participate to the conference an online platform has been set: now you can participate from your own computer! This is your chance to be part of it and get connected with young people from all over the world who share the same vision and walk through the same way to halt the loss of biodiversity. Be a part of the solution! Now! Just register here:

    https://meet31332461.adobeconnect.com/_a1070055801/gybn/event/registration.html
    After approving your registration we will send you a detailed program with the online participation guide that will help you through your participation.
    You need more information? www.naju.de/english/gybn


    If you are interested in GYBN, you’re also welcome to subscribe to our international mailing list at https://listi.jpberlin.de/mailman/listinfo/gybn
    If you wish to receive regular updates on Biodiversity and youth activities, you can also become a fan of GYBN on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegybn

    About GYBN: Building a global youth coalition to halt the loss of Biodiversity!
    GYBN’ vision is to create a global platform that will enable young environmentalists from all parts of the world to connect in order to join forces for the protection of biological diversity on our planet. GYBN also aims to become the international coordination platform for youth participation in the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) and is committed to bring the opinions and positions of youth into the negotiations and make their collective voice heard. The establishment of GYBN has been prepared by an interim steering committee, consisting of young people from thirteen countries, which was formed shortly after CBD COP10 in October 2010. GYBN is officially supported by the CBD secretariat.

    About the GYBN Kick-Off meeting: 35 participants, 7 days, 1 goal
    The GYBN Kick-Off meeting will be hosted by NAJU (German Youth Association for the Protection of Nature) from August 21st to 27th in Berlin, Germany, and is organized in close coordination with the GYBN interim steering committee. Among others, the six-day conference will feature capacity building sessions and policy briefings on the CBD and the main issues on the agenda of COP11. Furthermore numerous workshops on topics like lobbying, organizing creative actions and campaigns as well as press- and public relations will be offered. However, the emphasis of the conference will lie on the establishment of GYBN and the preparation of youth participation at COP11. For this purpose participants will take part in a so called “Future Workshop” session and determine the structure, mandate and coordination etc. of GYBN and develop plans and political targets for meaningful youth participation at COP11.


    http://www.naju.de/english/gybn/program-gybn-kick-off-conference/
  • GYBN kick-off conference

    Be part of the Global Youth Biodiversity Network’s (GYBN) kick-off conference
    Livestream, discussions, online participation

    Due to the fact that we received MUCH more applications than we could provide invitations to Berlin - we wanted to create a platform for all young people engaged in the protection of biodiversity so that they can share their knowledge and experiences. In order to enable this wider range of environmentalists to participate to the conference an online platform has been set: now you can participate from your own computer! This is your chance to be part of it and get connected with young people from all over the world who share the same vision and walk through the same way to halt the loss of biodiversity. Be a part of the solution! Now! Just register here:

    https://meet31332461.adobeconnect.com/_a1070055801/gybn/event/registration.html
    After approving your registration we will send you a detailed program with the online participation guide that will help you through your participation.
    You need more information? www.naju.de/english/gybn


    If you are interested in GYBN, you’re also welcome to subscribe to our international mailing list at https://listi.jpberlin.de/mailman/listinfo/gybn
    If you wish to receive regular updates on Biodiversity and youth activities, you can also become a fan of GYBN on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thegybn

    About GYBN: Building a global youth coalition to halt the loss of Biodiversity!
    GYBN’ vision is to create a global platform that will enable young environmentalists from all parts of the world to connect in order to join forces for the protection of biological diversity on our planet. GYBN also aims to become the international coordination platform for youth participation in the CBD (Convention on Biological Diversity) and is committed to bring the opinions and positions of youth into the negotiations and make their collective voice heard. The establishment of GYBN has been prepared by an interim steering committee, consisting of young people from thirteen countries, which was formed shortly after CBD COP10 in October 2010. GYBN is officially supported by the CBD secretariat.

    About the GYBN Kick-Off meeting: 35 participants, 7 days, 1 goal
    The GYBN Kick-Off meeting will be hosted by NAJU (German Youth Association for the Protection of Nature) from August 21st to 27th in Berlin, Germany, and is organized in close coordination with the GYBN interim steering committee. Among others, the six-day conference will feature capacity building sessions and policy briefings on the CBD and the main issues on the agenda of COP11. Furthermore numerous workshops on topics like lobbying, organizing creative actions and campaigns as well as press- and public relations will be offered. However, the emphasis of the conference will lie on the establishment of GYBN and the preparation of youth participation at COP11. For this purpose participants will take part in a so called “Future Workshop” session and determine the structure, mandate and coordination etc. of GYBN and develop plans and political targets for meaningful youth participation at COP11.


    http://www.naju.de/english/gybn
  • Call for Participants - Kick-Off Meeting of the Global Youth for Biodiversity Network (GYBN) - August 21-27 in Berlin, Germany

    The GYBN Kick-Off Meeting will take place from August 21st to 27th in Berlin, Germany. The focus of the conference will lie on the establishment of GYBN and the preparation of youth participation at CBD COP11 in October 2012. The goals of the conference are to determine e.g. the structure, mandate and coordination etc. of GYBN and to develop plans and political targets for meaningful youth participation at COP11. The Global Youth Biodiversity Network (GYBN) is an international network that intends to provide a global platform for exchange between youth organizations and individuals active on Biodiversity and also aims to coordinate youth participation in the negotiations under the Convention on Biological Diversity.


    http://www.naju.de/english/gybn
namurpalaisdescongres.be natagora.be
  • Devine, combien d'hirondelles sont nos voisines ?

    Natagora vous invite à compter les hirondelles et leurs nids du 23 juin au 1er juillet 2012.


    http://www.natagora.be/index.php?id=790
  • L'aube des oiseaux 2012

    Le mardi 1er mai 2012 Aves-Natagora vous invite à voir et écouter les oiseaux à l’heure où ils sont les plus actifs.


    http://www.natagora.be/index.php?id=1911
  • Colloque belge 2012 sur les chauves-souris

    Le colloque belge sur les chauves-souris de 2012 s'est tenu le samedi 24 mars dernier à l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique. Il rassemblait une bonne soixantaine de chiroptérologues essentiellement belges, mais aussi quelques hollandais, français, etc.


    http://www.natagora.be/plecotus/index.php?id=713
  • LIFE's 20th anniversary

    À l’occasion des 20 ans du Fonds LIFE, les équipes wallonnes des programmes LIFE vous présentent leur travail sur le terrain !


    http://www.natagora.be/index.php?id=530&no_cache=1&tx_natnews_pi1[showUid]=303
  • Devine, qui papillonne au jardin ? Comptez les papillons de votre jardin !

    Dès le début du printemps et jusqu’à l’automne, les papillons font partie de ces plaisirs rencontrés au jardin. Mais, connaissez- vous bien ces sympathiques visiteurs ?

    Natagora vous invite le week-end des 4 et 5 août à participer à l’opération « Devine, qui papillonne au jardin » en comptant et en identifiant les papillons de votre jardin.



    http://www.natagora.be/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=805&Itemid=172
  • Nuit Européenne des Chauves-Souris

    Le samedi 25 août  2007 a lieu la Nuit Européenne des Chauves-Souris au cours de laquelle Plecotus - le Groupe de Travail « Chauves-souris » de Natagora - propose, avec le soutien de la Région Wallonne, des activités de découverte des chauves-souris dans 48 sites à Bruxelles et en Wallonie. Au programme : présentation d'un film sur les chauves-souris et le lien entre les pesticides et l'état de santé des colonies de chauves-souris, exposé sur l'écologie des chauves-souris, balades nocturnes sur le terrain à la découverte des ces animaux aussi étranges que mystérieux …


    http://www.natagora.be/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=564&Itemid=39
  • Devine qui vient manger chez nous aujourd’hui ?

    2-3 février 2008 : Recensement national des oiseaux des jardins.


    http://www.natagora.be/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=450
  • Les chouettes se dévoilent
    http://www.natagora.be/chouettes
  • Devine, qui papillonne au jardin ?


    http://www.natagora.be/index.php?id=789
  • Devine, qui vient manger chez nous aujourd’hui ?

    Ce recensement national des oiseaux des jardins est organisé simultanément par Natagora et Natuurpunt depuis 2004. Chaque année de nombreuses personnes recensent les oiseaux de leur jardin le premier week-end de février.


    http://www.natagora.be/index.php?id=791
  • La Nuit de la Chouette 2012
    http://www.natagora.be/index.php?id=1898
  • Nuit de la Chauve-souris 2013
    http://www.natagora.be/chauvesouris/index.php?id=nuit_de_la_chauve-souris
  • Découverte d'une nouvelle espèce de chauve-souris en Belgique
    http://www.natagora.be/plecotus/index.php?id=plecotus
  • La Nuit européenne des Chauves-souris
    http://www.natagora.be/nec/index.php?id=2227
  • La Nuit européenne des Chauves-souris
    http://www.natagora.be/nec/index.php?id=nuit_de_la_chauve-souris
  • Nature Portes Ouvertes

    Natagora possède 4300 hectares de réserves naturelles qu'elle gère et entretient. Pour soutenir le réseau écologique créé par ces réserves naturelles, de nombreux particuliers, entreprises ou collectivités ont inscrit leur jardin ou autre terrain au Réseau Nature et y ont ouvert la porte à la biodiversité.
    Venez découvrir ces terrains riches en biodiversité.


    http://www.natagora.be/portesouvertes/index.php?id=2397
  • Nature Portes Ouvertes

    Natagora possède 4300 hectares de réserves naturelles qu'elle gère et entretient. Pour soutenir le réseau écologique créé par ces réserves naturelles, de nombreux particuliers, entreprises ou collectivités ont inscrit leur jardin ou autre terrain au Réseau Nature et y ont ouvert la porte à la biodiversité.
    Venez découvrir ces terrains riches en biodiversité.


    http://www.natagora.be/portesouvertes/index.php?id=nature_porte_ouverte
  • Journée des gestionnaires

    Journée d'échanges entre le monde de la recherche scientifique et les gestionnaires de réserves.


    http://www.natagora.be/fileadmin/Natagora/Conservation/JourneeGestionnaires/Plan_accA_s.pdf
  • Journée des gestionnaires

    Journée d'échanges entre le monde de la recherche scientifique et les gestionnaires de réserves.


    http://www.natagora.be/fileadmin/Natagora/Conservation/JourneeGestionnaires/Programme_jdg_2013.pdf
  • Journée des gestionnaires

    Journée d'échanges entre le monde de la recherche scientifique et les gestionnaires de réserves.


    http://www.natagora.be/index.php?id=jdg2013
natpro.be
  • Colloque "L’abeille, indicateur des écosystèmes"

    Nature & Progrès, en collaboration avec le SPF Santé Publique et l'Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique, organise le colloque "L’abeille, indicateur des écosystèmes" le 6 juin 2013 à l’Institut Royal des Sciences Naturelles de Belgique à Bruxelles.


    http://www.natpro.be/index.html
naturalsciences.be naturdetektive.de
  • Spring is on its way 2007! Spring doesn’t begin everywhere at the same time. It spreads over Europe as a wave of blossoms and birdsongs, all the way from Spain to Norway, passing midway through Belgium.
    http://www.naturdetektive.de/
  • Spring is on its way 2008!
    http://www.naturdetektive.de/
natuurpunt.be
  • Bestuurder Natuurpunt krijgt prestigieuze natuurprijs
    http://www.natuurpunt.be/nl/vereniging/actua/bestuurder-natuurpunt-krijgt-prestigieuze-natuurprijs_93.aspx
  • Devine, qui vient manger chez nous aujourd’hui ?

    Ce recensement national des oiseaux des jardins est organisé simultanément par Natagora et Natuurpunt depuis 2004. Chaque année de nombreuses personnes recensent les oiseaux de leur jardin le premier week-end de février.


    http://www.natuurpunt.be/nl/biodiversiteit/vogels/vogels-voeren-en-beloeren_637.aspx
natuurwetenschappen.be necov.org nieuwsblad.be parcnvh.nuxit.net ogm-ggo.be ohchr.org
  • 'Ocean-grabbing' as serious a threat as ‘land-grabbing’ – UN expert on right to food

    The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter, warned today of the threat of ‘ocean-grabbing’ to food security, and urged world governments and international bodies to halt the depletion of fish stocks, and take urgent steps to protect, sustain, and share the benefits of fisheries and marine environments.


    http://www.ohchr.org/EN/NewsEvents/Pages/DisplayNews.aspx?NewsID=12711&LangID=E
omgevingsrecht.be ouestsuzette.be
  • Disparu ? Aidez Gust et Suzette !

    A l'occasion du 22 mai 2012, journée internationale de la diversité biologique, consacrée à la biodiversité marine, agissez pour la mer !


    http://www.ouestsuzette.be/campagne/fr/home.aspx
palass.org panda.org wwf.panda.org dev.phost2mpact.be plantentuinmeise.be polarfoundation.org presscenter.org printempsdessciences.be
  • 8ème édition du Printemps des Sciences

    La 8ème édition du Printemps des Sciences aura lieu du 10 au 16 mars 2008, partout en Communauté française de Belgique.


    http://www.printempsdessciences.be/
provant.be quarrylifeaward.be
  • The Quarry Life Award

    The Quarry Life Award offers a unique opportunity to add true ecological and educational value to a mining environment. Quarries will open their doors from March to September 2012 to the selected participants. Best scientific projects will be rewarded with prizes from 1 500 euro to 30 000 euro.


    http://www.quarrylifeaward.be/
rac-spa.org ramsar.org
  • World Wetlands Day, February 2, 2012

    The World Wetlands Day theme for 2012 is Wetlands and Tourism and is linked to the theme for the next meeting of the Conference of the Parties, COP11: Wetlands, Tourism and Recreation, which will take place in July 2012, in Bucharest, Romania.


    http://www.ramsar.org/cda/en/ramsar-activities-wwds-wwd2012e/main/ramsar/1-63-78%5E25350_4000_0__
reseauquartiersdurables.be
  • Debate "re-think the city"

    In the framework of the European project PLACES, the RBINS is organizing with the local network on sustainable urban districts a debate on the possible collective actions that would help us "re-think the city".


    http://www.reseauquartiersdurables.be
rubicode.net scicoll.org scidev.net sciencesnaturelles.be
  • Coopération au développement et biodiversité : main dans la main

    A l'occasion de l'ouverture de l'exposition permanente "250 ans des Sciences naturelles" à l'Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique, une série d'interviews a été faite avec des scientifiques travaillant à l'IRScNB. Une de ces interviews a été mené avec les points focaux belges pour le CHM et le GTI.


    http://www.sciencesnaturelles.be/active/sciencenews/archive2008/history/development
  • Les fourmis belges cartographiées

    Publication de l'Atlas des fourmis de Belgique, une édition de la Société royale belge d'Entomologie en collaboration avec le Global Biodiversity Information Facility et l'Institut royal des Sciences naturelles de Belgique.


    http://www.sciencesnaturelles.be/active/sciencenews/antatlas/index_html
  • Stakeholders dialogue sur l'avant-projet d'actualisation de la stratégie nationale pour la biodiversité jusqu'en 2020

    Stakeholders dialogue sur la biodiversité le 13 juin 2013 dès 13h00

    Avec le soutien du Comité de Coordination de la Politique Internationale de l’Environnement, le Groupe directeur « Convention biodiversité » souhaite inviter les parties-prenantes et le public à une présentation de l'avant-projet d'actualisation de la stratégie nationale pour la biodiversité jusqu'en 2020 le jeudi 13 juin 2013 de 13h30 à 16h15 à l'IRScNB.


    http://www.sciencesnaturelles.be/information/visitor
seafirst.be
  • World Ocean Day

    Op zondag 10 juni 2012 organiseert Sea First Foundation vzw voor de derde maal het evenement ‘World Ocean Day’, een studiedag waarbij de oceanen centraal staan. ‘Biodiversiteit’ en ‘Visserij’ zijn dit jaar de hoofdthema´s van deze door de Verenigde Naties erkende dag.


    http://seafirst.be/worldoceanday/
semainebio.be semainesanspesticides.be
  • La Semaine sans Pesticides

    Cette année, la Semaine sans Pesticides se déroule du 20 au 30 mars 2012. Pour la cinquième fois consécutive, partout en Wallonie, et pour la première fois en Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, des hommes et des femmes vont se mobiliser pour débattre d'un avenir sans pesticides.


    http://www.semainesanspesticides.be/
  • La semaine sans pesticides

    Cette année, la Semaine sans Pesticides se déroule du 20 au 30 mars 2013. Pour la sixième fois consécutive, partout en Wallonie, et pour la deuxième fois en Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, des hommes et des femmes vont se mobiliser pour débattre d'un avenir sans pesticides.


    http://www.semainesanspesticides.be/trouver-une-activite-
  • La semaine sans pesticides

    Cette année, la Semaine sans Pesticides se déroule du 20 au 30 mars 2013. Pour la sixième fois consécutive, partout en Wallonie, et pour la deuxième fois en Région de Bruxelles-Capitale, des hommes et des femmes vont se mobiliser pour débattre d'un avenir sans pesticides.


    http://www.semainesanspesticides.be/
ser.org soortenbeleid.be sppdd.be srbe-kbve.be standaard.be
  • Counters see 3.211 species

    MECHELEN - Natuurpunt is satisfied but warns us that this is not proof of a rich diversity. Article in Dutch


    http://www.standaard.be/artikel/detail.aspx?artikelid=KE2QJSDJ&word=biodiversiteit
  • Reuzenberenklauw rukt op in België
    http://www.standaard.be/artikel/detail.aspx?artikelid=MJ2TJQ5I&subsection=173
  • Veeteelt moet wijken voor beschermde natuur

    Een honderdtal veeteeltbedrijven dreigt na 2016 dicht te moeten omdat ze de nabijgelegen natuurgebieden te veel vervuilen.


    http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20140424_055
  • Bijen, wormen en vogels lijden onder pesticide

    Het gebruik van neonicotinoïden, een groep pesticiden, moet drastisch worden teruggeschroefd. Dat besluiten wetenschappers uit een analyse van alle onderzoek naar die groep van pesticiden. Bestuivers als bijen en vlinders maar ook regenwormen en vogels ondervinden er schadelijke gevolgen van.


    http://www.standaard.be/cnt/dmf20140624_01153049
sunbeams.eu sustainableagriculture2007.eu
  • Conference on Sustainable Agriculture

    As global food demand is likely to rise significantly over the coming decades, sustainability has become a matter of necessity, whilst at the same time also offering a range of opportunities to act. 

    The challenge for the next 20 years will not only be to satisfy demand for food but to do this in a sustainable manner.  We strongly believe that sustainable production practices at farm level in mainstream agriculture are the only way to get there. Sustainable agriculture is about ensuring a balance between the economic, environmental and social aspects of farming.

    The CIAA & SAI Platform Conference on Sustainable Agriculture will gather leading industry players, high-level EU officials, various NGOs and academia to discuss and debate challenging issues the food and drink industry is facing today and in the future.

    We look forward to meeting you on 22 & 23 November 2007 in Brussels.


    http://www.sustainableagriculture2007.eu/index.php?page=practical-information
  • Conference on Sustainable Agriculture

    As global food demand is likely to rise significantly over the coming decades, sustainability has become a matter of necessity, whilst at the same time also offering a range of opportunities to act. 

    The challenge for the next 20 years will not only be to satisfy demand for food but to do this in a sustainable manner.  We strongly believe that sustainable production practices at farm level in mainstream agriculture are the only way to get there. Sustainable agriculture is about ensuring a balance between the economic, environmental and social aspects of farming.

    The CIAA & SAI Platform Conference on Sustainable Agriculture will gather leading industry players, high-level EU officials, various NGOs and academia to discuss and debate challenging issues the food and drink industry is facing today and in the future.

    We look forward to meeting you on 22 & 23 November 2007 in Brussels.


    http://www.sustainableagriculture2007.eu/index.php?page=programme
synthesys.info taxonomy.be
  • 2012 Belgian GTI call for proposal is open!

    The 2012 call for proposals in regard to ‘taxonomic training and access to collections in Belgium’ is open until the 15 February 2012.


    http://www.taxonomy.be/gti_calls/grants_seekers/outside_be
  • 2010 GTI call for proposal open

    The 2010 call for proposals in regard to ‘taxonomic training and access to collections in Belgium’ is open until the 15 March 2010.


    http://www.taxonomy.be/gti_calls/grants_seekers/outside_be
taxonomytraining.eu uantwerpen.be
  • Ecosystem Services lectures

    BEES and the Flemish ecosystem services project ECOPLAN invite you on Thursday October 3rd 2013 (19.00 – 21.45) for an interesting evening with lectures by well-known international ecosystem services experts.


    https://www.uantwerpen.be/images/uantwerpen/container1161/files/Kaartpdf_stadscampus.pdf
uclouvain.be
  • Two seminars on Biodiversity, Ecology & Evolution
    Two exceptional seminars will be held at UCL at the Biodiversity research centre this Thursday February 23rd from 13.00 to 15.00. Although both speakers will make use of butterflies as model systems, their conceptual work is by no means limited to this group of organisms. The seminars will cover in particular phenotypic plasticity in an eco‐evolutionary framework.

    http://www.uclouvain.be/en-12730.html
  • La compensation écologique : clé d’un développement respectueux de la biodiversité ou simple leurre ?

    Le SERES et le CEDRE ont le plaisir de vous inviter au séminaire qui se tiendra à la Faculté de droit et de criminologie de l’UCL à Louvain-la-Neuve, le vendredi 1er octobre de 12h00 à 14h30.


    http://www.uclouvain.be/9913.html
sites.uclouvain.be uef.fi ufz.de ugent.be ecology.ugent.be gap.ugent.be
  • Africa & Food: challenges, risks and opportunities

    Yearly symposium of the Ghent Africa Platform.


    http://www.gap.ugent.be/GAPSYM7_enprogramme
  • Africa & Food: challenges, risks and opportunities

    Yearly symposium of the Ghent Africa Platform.


    http://www.gap.ugent.be/GAPSYM7_en
  • Environmental Sustainability in Africa : the case of the great lakes

    Information session and panel discussion:

    Een event dat de Afrika-Vereniging van de UGent en het Afrika Platform van de AUGent organiseren om studenten, internationaliseringscoördinatoren en belangstellenden te informeren over mogelijkheden tot samenwerking (in het kader van veldwerk, stage, gezamenlijke projecten) in Kigoma, Tanzania.

    Als voorbeeldcase komt het project KICORA aan bod - Kigoma Community College by Radio. KICORA is een organisatie voor afstandsonderwijs die zich richt op het versterken van de lokale gemeenschappen in de stad Kigoma, met de bedoeling kansen te scheppen door het ontwikkelen van competenties die bijdragen tot hun welvaart.
    Verschillende studenten bezochten reeds dit project en brengen er verslag over uit.
    Aansluitend zal een sensibiliseringsactiviteit plaatsvinden, waarbij in debat gegaan wordt over de problematiek van duurzaamheid in de regio van de Grote Meren in Oost-Afrika.


    http://www.gap.ugent.be/2013en
phycology.ugent.be bioinformatics.psb.ugent.be sciencemuseum.ugent.be uhasselt.be
  • 9th International Phytotechnology Society (IPS) Conference

    This conference will bring together scientists, consultants, designers, engineers, builders, regulators, site owners, and site users to explore phytotechnologies to address current and emerging environmental challenges.


    http://www.uhasselt.be/UH/IPS-General/IPS-General-Conference-venue.html
  • 9th International Phytotechnology Society (IPS) Conference

    This conference will bring together scientists, consultants, designers, engineers, builders, regulators, site owners, and site users to explore phytotechnologies to address current and emerging environmental challenges.


    http://www.uhasselt.be/UH/IPS-General/Conference-program.html
  • 9th International Phytotechnology Society (IPS) Conference

    This conference will bring together scientists, consultants, designers, engineers, builders, regulators, site owners, and site users to explore phytotechnologies to address current and emerging environmental challenges.


    http://www.uhasselt.be/Phytotechnologies
timber.unece.org
  • UNECE / FAO Launch PhD Thesis Award on Forest Management

    21 March 2011: The Forestry and Timber section of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) launched a PhD Thesis Award to promote scientific research on sustainable forest management.


    http://timber.unece.org/index.php?id=335
unep.org
  • UN General Assembly proclaims 3 March as World Wildlife Day

    On 20 December 2013, the Sixty-eighth session of the United Nations General Assembly decided to proclaim 3 March, the day of the adoption of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate and raise awareness of the world’s wild fauna and flora.


    http://www.unep.org/newscentre/default.aspx?DocumentID=2756&ArticleID=10687
unesco.org
  • Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management

    The International Co-ordinating Council (ICC) of the Man and the Biosphere (MAB) Programme set up a scheme in memory of Dr Michel Batisse whereby efforts to manage biosphere reserves in line with the recommendations of the Seville Strategy could be internationally recognized and rewarded periodically.


    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/ecological-sciences/man-and-biosphere-programme/awards-and-prizes/michel-batisse-award/
  • Public evening conference Amazing History under Water

    This evening conference on submerged archaeological sites will join three of the most reputed underwater archaeologists worldwide. They will relate their experience of astounding historic places under water. They will give their accounts of ancient sunken wrecks of Kublai Khan, destroyed by the
    legendary Kamikaze wind, of sunken cities and prehistoric landscapes now covered by the water and of the famed luxury liner Titanic, which’s sinking will have its 100th anniversary next year.


    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/underwater-cultural-heritage/dynamic-content-single-view/news/amazing_history_under_water_an_evening_conference_on_the_occasion_of_the_10th_anniversary_of_the_unesco_2001_convention/
  • UNESCO - Man and the Biosphere Programme (MAB): Michel Batisse Award for Biosphere Reserve Management 2013

    This prize is awarded every two years in memory of Dr Michel Batisse for excellence in the management of the biosphere reserves in line with the recommendations of the Seville Strategy.


    http://www.unesco.org/new/en/natural-sciences/environment/ecological-sciences/man-and-biosphere-programme/awards-and-prizes/michel-batisse-award/
resources.vandenbroele.be uitgeverij.vandenbroele.be vbo-feb.be
  • La Biodiversité et les entreprises: enjeux et solutions

    Une matinée de séminaire organisée par le Conseil Fédéral du Développement durable au siège de la FEB, suivie par un walking dinner (à base de produits bio).

    Inscription avant le 11 janvier


    http://vbo-feb.be/locatie/
probing.vegetation.be
  • Probing Vegetation Conference

    SPOT-VEGETATION turns 15 in May 2013! After a long and successful career as Europe’s first truly operational system for global monitoring of vegetation, the mission is now nearing the end of its life cycle. But the story continues! The role of SPOT-VEGETATION will be taken over by ESA’s technologically advanced PROBA-V mission from the summer of 2013 onwards.


    http://probing.vegetation.be/content/venue-information
  • Probing Vegetation Conference

    SPOT-VEGETATION turns 15 in May 2013! After a long and successful career as Europe’s first truly operational system for global monitoring of vegetation, the mission is now nearing the end of its life cycle. But the story continues! The role of SPOT-VEGETATION will be taken over by ESA’s technologically advanced PROBA-V mission from the summer of 2013 onwards.


    http://probing.vegetation.be/content/programme
  • Probing Vegetation Conference

    SPOT-VEGETATION turns 15 in May 2013! After a long and successful career as Europe’s first truly operational system for global monitoring of vegetation, the mission is now nearing the end of its life cycle. But the story continues! The role of SPOT-VEGETATION will be taken over by ESA’s technologically advanced PROBA-V mission from the summer of 2013 onwards.


    http://probing.vegetation.be/
velt.be vimeo.com visitgent.be secure.vito.be ilvo.vlaanderen.be
  • Conference “Non-indigenous species in the North-East Atlantic”
    Non-indigenous species are an important aspect within new coming regulations 
    amongst them MSFD-Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Many questions like
    “why do these species survive here as well? "," how do they get here? ",
    "what is their impact and how do we deal with it?" will be highlighted.
    Scientists and policymakers will be brought together to share knowledge and
    discuss on this.

    http://www.ilvo.vlaanderen.be/nisconference2013/EN/Programme/tabid/7098/Default.aspx
  • Conference “Non-indigenous species in the North-East Atlantic”
    Non-indigenous species are an important aspect within new coming regulations 
    amongst them MSFD-Marine Strategy Framework Directive. Many questions like
    “why do these species survive here as well? "," how do they get here? ",
    "what is their impact and how do we deal with it?" will be highlighted.
    Scientists and policymakers will be brought together to share knowledge and
    discuss on this.

    http://www.ilvo.vlaanderen.be/nisconference2013
vlindermee.be
  • Tuinvlinders tellen: vlinder mee!

    Van het begin van de lente tot laat in de herfst zorgen vlinders voor plezierige en kleurrijke ontmoetingen in je tuin. Toch zijn heel wat soorten veel minder talrijk dan vroeger, anderen nemen dan weer opnieuw lichtjes toe. Vlinders zijn gevoelige organismen die snel reageren op veranderingen.

    Het aantal vlinders en vlindersoorten vertelt ons iets over de toestand van de natuur. Door de vlinders in je tuin te tellen, kan ook jij meten hoe het met de natuur in je omgeving is gesteld. Meedoen is eenvoudig: je kan op de website van Natuurpunt het maximum doorgeven van de waargenomen vlinders in je tuin.


    http://www.vlindermee.be/telweekend.aspx
vliruos.be vliz.be volkskrant.nl
  • Virunga Park meer waard zonder olieboringen

    Het Virunga National Park in de Democratische Republiek Congo kan 1,1 miljard dollar per jaar opleveren, stelt een onafhankelijk bureau dat in opdracht van het Wereld Natuur Fonds onderzoek deed naar de waarde van het park woensdag. Voorwaarde is wel dat er geen olie wordt gewonnen in het gebied.


    http://www.volkskrant.nl/vk/nl/2668/Buitenland/article/detail/3484602/2013/07/31/Virunga-Park-meer-waard-zonder-olieboringen.dhtml
wachstumsargumentarium.at walkfornature.be environnement.wallonie.be
  • Semaine de l'arbre 2007

    Depuis de plusieurs années, la Division Nature et Forêts du Ministère de la Région Wallonne met en valeur les arbres et plus particulièrement les essences trouvées en Wallonie, dans le cadre de sa campagne "Semaine de l'Arbre".

    Ainsi, chaque année, un arbre ou un arbuste différent est mis à l'honneur. En 2007, il s'agit de la viorne.  Le Ministère de la Région Wallonne propose trois types d'actions:

    1. distribution de plants aux particuliers
    2. plantation dans un espace public
    3. ménagement d'un espace naturel

    Une administration communale peut mener, une, deux ou les trois actions simultanément. Tout autre promoteur (école, association,...) pourra mener l'action 2 ou l'action 3 ou les deux simultanément.


    http://environnement.wallonie.be/dnf/semarbre/
  • Journées découverte des réserves naturelles domaniales
    http://environnement.wallonie.be/cgi/dgrne/plateforme_dgrne/agenda/visiteur/displaynews.cfm?idnews=1297&langue=FR
waterlives.eu we-have-connections-to-nature.eu weekvanhetbos.be
  • Week van het bos 2007

    De week van het bos ontstond eind jaren 70 toen een handvol enthousiaste VBV-vrijwilligers van mening waren dat Vlaanderen moest gesensibiliseerd worden over het belang van bos.

    Jong en oud worden uitgenodigd om het bos te beleven. Verscheidene openbare besturen, organisaties en verenigingen sluiten zich aan bij dit initiatief en zetten hun beste beentje voor om u het bos in al zijn facetten te tonen.

    Misschien kijk jij net als ons al uit naar de editie 2007? Noteer dan alvast 7 tem. 14 oktober 2007 in je agenda. De slogan van de campagne is "de bosbeheerder in beeld"!


    http://www.weekvanhetbos.be/
whatsupcleanup.be
  • Campagne nationale « What’s up ? Clean up ! »

    Nous n’avons qu’une seule planète et nous devons donc en prendre soin. C’est pour cette raison que Delhaize et Brico organisent, les 24 et 25 mars, en collaboration avec Kim Gevaert dans le rôle d’ambassadrice, l’action What's up? Clean up!, un grand nettoyage national en vue de collecter un maximum de déchets.


    http://www.whatsupcleanup.be
onlinelibrary.wiley.com
  • New publication: Invasive alien predator causes rapid declines of native European ladybirds.

    Invasive alien species (IAS) are recognized as major drivers of biodiversity loss, but few causal relationships between IAS and species declines have been documented. In this study, authors compared the distribution (Belgium and Britain) and abundance (Belgium, Britain and Switzerland) of formerly common and widespread native ladybirds before and after the arrival of Harmonia axyridis, a globally rapidly expanding IAS.


    http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1472-4642.2012.00883.x/full
worldoceannetwork.org wwf.be youpec2010.eu
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