Addressing shortcomings in spatial planning, legislation, natural resource usage, ecosystem management and biodiversity indicators is the focus of the policy recommendations identified in a newly published report of the FP7 funded Netbiome-CSA project. In order to support implementation of the policy recommendations the project describes a series of research priorities aimed at improving participation in biodiversity management, predicting effects of climate change, increasing the consideration of biodiversity and ecosystem services and improving management of extractive practices. The full report can be downloaded here
The findings will be presented at the European Parliament in Brussels on April 6th as part of the 2nd NetBiome International Conference on “Boosting Biodiversity Research Cooperation”, which is still open for registrations.
The NetBiome network, stretching from continental Europe to many different European Outermost Regions and Overseas Countries and Territories in tropical and sub-tropical regions, brings together solid scientific know-how that, through cooperation in research and anchored in local needs, is able to find the most appropriate answers to local and global challenges in biodiversity management.