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Learning and the transformative potential of citizen science - results of ALTER-Net's first 'high impact action' published

Learning and the transformative potential of citizen science - results of ALTER-Net's first 'high impact action' published

In 2014, ALTER-Net launched the ALTER-Net High Impact Actions (AHIA) initiative, the aim of which is to deliver a high impact paper on hot topics related to biodiversity, ecosystems and ecosystems services. The first project, which began in 2014/15 is now complete.

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Ghent to host 3rd ecosystem services market-style event

Ghent to host 3rd ecosystem services market-style event

The Belgian community of practice on Ecosystem Services is organising its third 'BEES Market' in Ghent.

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Mobilising for sustainability: Summer schools fill gaps in sustainability science education

Mobilising for sustainability: Summer schools fill gaps in sustainability science education

A Future Earth blog by Michelle Kovacevic highlights two summer programmes that take students out of the classroom and into the Amazon Rainforest and, courtesy of ALTER-Net, the French Alps.

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UFZ scientist selected as Co-Chair for a new global assessment

An eminent scientist at one of ALTER-Net's partner organisations in Germany will co-chair a major new global assessment commissioned by the 125 governments comprising the IPBES.

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European pet trade endangers rare reptile species according to new international study

The European pet trade is jeopardising the survival of rare reptile species according to an international team of experts led by ALTER-Net partner UFZ

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ALTER-Net partners in project aiming to develop a European Long-Term Ecosystem and Socio-Ecological Research Infrastructure

ALTER-Net partners in project aiming to develop a European Long-Term Ecosystem and Socio-Ecological Research Infrastructure

Several ALTER-Net members are involved in a new H2020 project, eLTER (European Long-Term Ecosystem and Socio-Ecological Research Infrastructure). You can keep in touch with the project via Twitter and/or an e-newsletter

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Largest ever assessment draws a mixed picture for Europe's habitats and species

The European Commission recently adopted a new report providing the most comprehensive picture yet on the ‘State of Nature in the EU’. The findings show that the majority of birds have a secure status, and some species and habitats are doing better. Targeted conservation actions have brought successes, but a much greater effort is required for the situation to improve significantly.

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LTER-Europe representatives gather in Vienna for annual conference

LTER-Europe representatives gather in Vienna for annual conference

The LTER-Europe conference (19-20 February) starts today in Vienna, Austria, hosted by ALTER-Net member Environment Agency Austria. LTER-Europe is a research infrastructure developed and supported by ALTER-Net.

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Summary report of IPBES-3 Stakeholder Days

IISD Reporting Services has issued a summary report of the two Stakeholder Days that preceded the 3rd Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services meeting in Bonn

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Anticipating IPBES-3

ALTER-Net is looking forward to participating in the third plenary session of the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity & Ecosystem Services (IPBES).

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