Biodiversity News

The management and conservation of animal genetic resources

Coralie Danchin from the European Regional Focal Point for Animal Genetic Resources discusses some of the reasons why obtaining animal genetic resources is important. The...

Funding for sustainable and innovative methods of ensuring bee health

The Executive Committee of COLOSS announces a new three year funding package to develop sustainable and innovative methods of ensuring bee health. This funding comes...

A world without wetlands is a world without water

The Innovation Platform speaks to Wetlands International Europe about how healthy and restored wetlands can contribute as nature-based solutions to the European Green Deal. Wetlands...

Scientists develop a new model for protecting deep sea fauna

A team of researchers have developed an innovative method of outlining protected areas for deep sea fauna in the Clarion-Clipperton fracture zone. In Journal of...

Using biochar to increase biodiversity in soil

Standard Bio uses char based products to enhance soil, animal feed supplements and filtering systems to help promote a sustainable carbon capturing future. There are...

Incinerators: ensuring biosecurity in farms

IGE distribute and maintain incinerators manufactured with multi-layered refractory bricks of the highest quality, with less than 12% porosity, making them the most fuel-efficient...

Does bark beetle-caused tree mortality lead to more severe wildfires?

The Innovation Platform (TIP) welcomes Carolyn Hull Sieg, Research Ecologist, USDA Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station, to discuss the effects bark beetles have...

Why the pangolin is the world’s most trafficked animal

The Wildlife Justice Commission (WJC) has released a report on the growth of trafficked pangolin scales, on the run...

New technology increases the survival rates of seedlings after wildfires

Researchers have developed a new technology to increase the survival rate of microclonal seedlings planted for reforestation after widespread wildfires. Scientists from the National University...

Biodiversity loss: one million species threatened with extinction

With one million species facing the threat of extinction, the WWF explains how the EU can mitigate biodiversity loss. Biodiversity is in crisis. This catastrophic...

Butterfly data can inform Europe’s environmental policy

Butterflies and moths are vital indicators of the health of Europe’s biodiversity and a new project is helping to get a clear picture of...

Burning issues for animal gene banks: news from IMAGE H2020 project

A stakeholders survey has revealed positive attitude towards an increased use of bio banks to conserve genetic diversity in the livestock sector. Conservation of animal genetic...

Biodiversity

The term biodiversity refers to the variety of the life in any area. From the land to the sea, a biodiverse natural environment allows for a thriving ecosystem where each species plays an important role.

Biodiversity can play a crucial role in food production, it ensures the productivity of our soil, our crops and our livestock.