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WELCOME to the web pages of the ETC on Biological Diversity


The ETC/BD is an international consortium working with the European Environment Agency under a framework partnership agreement. The main tasks of the topic centre are:

The current consortium of the ETC/BD started its operation on the 1st of January 2014. Further details on the current consortium are available in the web page named 'Structure' above.

News from the Topic Center

 #  26/06/2014 Job announcement - EU Nature Directives Reporting Officer
The ETC/BD is seeking an 'EU Nature Directives Reporting Officer' for its office in Paris. The position starts as early as possible before end 2014. For further details (more...)

 #  02/06/2014 The public consultation on species and habitats conservation status under Art. 17 of the Habitats Directive is open!
Based on the Member States data and assessments reported for the period 2007-2012, the EEA and its ETC on Biological Diversity have produced assessments for each biogeographical or marine region at the EU level based on a methodology agreed with the Member States and the European Commission. A public consultation on these assessments (more...)

 #  23/05/2014 Revamped versions of BISE and EUNIS portals launched
In support to the High level Conference on Mapping and Assessment of Ecosystems and their Services (MAES) in Europe held in Brussels on i.e 22/05/2014, Biodiversity day, the BISE portal was upgraded and updated, providing access to information on initiatives on mapping ecosystems and their services (more...)

 #  26/02/2014 Terrestrial habitat mapping in Europe: an overview
There is a long history of mapping both habitats and vegetation, using both field and remote sensing methods in Europe and, largely due to the 1992 EU Habitats Directive, there has been a marked increase in habitat mapping of large areas in the European Union over the past 25 years. This report, initiated by (more...)

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