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right arrow 25 Jul 2014 25/07/2014 ETC/BD Newsletter
The July 2014 edition of the ETC/BD newletter is now available The newsletter aims at providing information on activities led by the Consortium in the framework of the multi-annual European Environment Agency’s Strategy 2014-2018. The newsletter is produced 2 times a year at regular intervals. (more...)
right arrow 26 Jun 2014 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...)
right arrow 02 Jun 2014 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...)
right arrow 26 May 2014 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...)
right arrow 26 Feb 2014 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...)
right arrow 13 Feb 2014 13/02/2014 Job announcement - Agriculture and Forest Ecosystems Officer
The ETC/BD is seeking an 'Agriculture and Forest Ecosystems Officer' for its office in Paris. The position starts in June 2014. For further details (more...)
right arrow 09 Jan 2014 09/01/2014 Birds in the European Union - Reporting under Article 12 of the Birds Directive
Member States have started delivering their reports as required by Article 12 of the Birds Directive. Eighteen Member States delivered by the agreed deadline (31st December) while another country has delivered more recently. The ETC/BD maintains a scoreboard (more...)
right arrow 19 Dec 2013 19/12/2013 ETC/BD Newsletter
The December 2013 edition of the ETC/BD newletter is now available The newsletter aims at providing information on activities led by the Consortium in the framework of the multi-annual European Environment Agency’s Strategy 2009-2013. The newsletter is produced 2 times a year at regular intervals. (more...)
right arrow 17 Jul 2013 15/07/2013 ETC/BD News letter
The July 2013 edition of the ETC/BD newletter is now available The newsletter aims at providing information on activities led by the Consortium in the framework of the multi-annual European Environment Agency’s Strategy 2009-2013. The newsletter is produced 2 times a year at regular intervals. (more...)
right arrow 02 Jul 2013 02/07/2013 Article 17 Deliveries
Member States have started delivering their reports as obliged under Article 17 of the Habitats Directive. By the deadline of the 1st of July nine Member States had delivered. The ETC/BD has created a scorebord to provide an overview of the state of play of the reporting. (more...)
right arrow 01 Jul 2013 01/07/2013 Pozdraviti Hrvatsku (Welcome Croatia)
Pozdraviti Hrvatsku (Welcome Croatia) Croatia joined the EU on the 1st July bringing the number of EU Member States to 28 and adding to the EU’s biodiversity. To reflect this, there have been some additions to the annexes of the Habitats Directive with 2 new habitats added to Annex I and 14 species to Annexes II & IV. Further details are given in the latest Natura 2000 newsletter. Descriptions of the new habitats are included in the latest edition of the Interpretation manual of European Habitats. (more...)
right arrow 21 May 2013 21/5/2013 New edition of the Interpretation Manual of European Union Habitats now available
A new edition for the EU28 has just been published following its approval by the Habitats Committee last month. The major changes are the addition of 2 new habitats requested by Croatia ('32A0 Tufa cascades of karstic rivers of the Dinaric Alps' and '6540 Sub-Mediterranean grasslands of the Molinio-Hordeion secalini') and a revision of habitat 8140 Eastern Mediterranean screes to cover variation in the west Balkans. The opportunity has been taken to correct EUNIS habitat codes for marine habitat types and to make some other minor corrections. (more...)
right arrow 30 Jan 2013 30/1/2013 French translation of the EUNIS classification
The MNHN has just published a tanslation into French of the EUNIS habitat classifications. The ETC/BD Director Dominique Richard provided a foreword. (more...)
right arrow 17 Dec 2012 17/12/2012 ETC/BD Newsletter
The December 2012 ETC/BD newletter is now available. (more...)
right arrow 07 Nov 2012 06/11/2012 CDDA 2012 data available
The latest version of the nationally desinated protected areas in Europe (the CDDA dataset) is available on the EEA data service . The site contains the database, the GIS data and the QA/QC reports (more...)
right arrow 23 Oct 2012 23/10/2012 EEA Protected Areas report
The EEA has just published 'Protected Areas in Europe- an overview'. The report provides a comprehensive overview of the current state of protected areas and aims to assist policy makers and the wider public in understanding the complexity of the current systems of protected areas. This report was the result of several months of collaborative and very productive work amongst the ETC/BD and the EEA. (more...)
right arrow 22 Oct 2012 225/10/2012 Environmental indicator report 2012
See how the work on Article 17/ Natura 2000/SEBI/ Baseline and in general BDC content is being used for EEA key products such as this Environmental indicator report (more...)
right arrow 16 Oct 2012 16/10/2012 Satisfied with the EEA? Take the survey to have your say
Satisfied with the EEA? Take the survey to have your say. The EEA is about to undertake a thorough evaluation of its work and services. This is done to assess how effective and efficient the Agency is (more...)
right arrow 20 Sep 2012 20/09/2012 'Streamlining European biodiversity indicators 2020: Building a future on lessons learnt from the SEBI 2010 proces
The EEA have recently launched 'Streamlining European biodiversity indicators 2020: Building a future on lessons learnt from the SEBI 2010 process". Sophie Conde from the Core Team, Ben Delbaere, Lawrence Jones-Walters, Amor Torre-Marín (all from our partner ECNC) were the key contributors to this report. (more...)
right arrow 24 Jul 2012 24/07/0212 Paper on Connectivity & Connectedness of Natura 2000 sites published
Members of the core team have recently published a paper on aspects of Natura 2000. ‘Connectedness and connectivity of the Natura 2000 network of protected areas across country borders in the European Union’ by Otars Opermanis Brian MacSharry Zelmira Sipkova, together with Ainars Aunins from the University of Latvia, and published in Biological Conservation examines network connectedness and connectivity across national boundaries. (more...)
right arrow 17 Jul 2012 17/07/2012 ETC/BD Newsletter
The July 2012 ETC/BD newletter is now available. (more...)
right arrow 17 Jul 2012 17/07/2012 ETC/BD Newsletter
The July 2012 ETC/BD newletter is now available. (more...)
right arrow 22 May 2012 21/05/2012 Happy 20th Birthday of the Habitats Directive
The 21st of May is the the 20th anniversary of one of the key instruments in nature conservation in the EU the Habitat Directive. (more...)
right arrow 06 Jan 2012 06/01/2012 CDDA 2011 data available
All the publicly available data on nationally designated areas is available on the EEA data service . The site contains the database, the GIS data and the QA/QC reports (more...)
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The Service du Patrimoine Naturel (SPN) of the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle is searching for an intern to help with its programme of habitat mapping (CARHAB), in particular to assist with a survey of current experience across Europe and to prepare a review of national or regional habitat mapping in Europ (more...)
right arrow 14 Dec 2011 14/12/2011-ETC/BD Newsletter
The December 2011 version of the ETC/BD newsletter is now available. (more...)
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right arrow 14 Nov 2011 14/11/2011- Reference Portals for the Reporting Tools (Art.17 & Art 12)
Two reference portals have been created to help in reporting under Article 12 of the Birds Directive and Article 17 of the Habitats Directive. (more...)
right arrow 07 Nov 2011 07/11/2011- Emerald Seminar on the Balkans
An Emerald seminar was held at Bar, Montenegro, in November to assess the proposals for Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCI) from Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, there were also representatives from Kosovo under UNSCR 1244/99. The meeting was hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency of Montenegro. (more...)
right arrow 01 Aug 2011 01/08/2011-New Standard Data Form
On the 11th of July 2011 an updated version of the Natura 2000 Standard Data form (SDF) was adopted. (more...)
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right arrow 09 Feb 2011 09/02/2011- Natura 2000 and agriculture
Many of the habitat types noted on Annex I of the Habitats Directive are dependent on agriculture to a greater or lesser extent. In 1998 Ole Osterman published a list of such habitats. With the addition of new habitats and redefinitions of existing habitats due to the EU expanding from 15 to 27 Member States, his list has become dated. The ETC-BD has updated this list and it is now available on the 'online first' page of the journal 'Biodiversity & Conservation' . (more...)
right arrow 21 Jan 2011 21/01/2011 Emerald Seminar
The ETC/BD and the Council of Europe are organising a ‘Preparatory Biogeographical seminar of 6 West Balkan countries’. This seminar will take place in the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris on 26 and 27 January. The meeting will be chaired by Dr Jan Plesnik (AOPK), Chair of the Bern Convention Standing Committee. (more...)
right arrow 21 Dec 2010 21/12/2010-ETC/BD Newsletter
The December 2010 version of the ETC/BD newsletter is now available. (more...)
right arrow 30 Nov 2010 30/11/2010 State and Outlook of the Environment report launched by EEA
The European Environment Agency (EEA) released it 4th State and Outlook of the Environment report, SOER 2010, on the 30th of November. The report is a comprehensive assessment of how and why the environment of Europe is changing and what we are doing about it. (more...)
right arrow 19 Oct 2010 19/10/2010 CDDA data available in protectedplanet
The most recent version of the World Database on Protected Areas and its sister website protectedplanet were updated on the 19th of October to include the latest set of boundaries from the Common Database on Designated Areas (CDDA). (more...)
right arrow 28 Sep 2010 28/09/2010- 10th message for 2010 released
The EEA's '10 messages for 2010' will highlight one theme per month until the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October. The tenth and final message on 'Cultural landscapes and biodiversity heritage' was released in late September. (more...)
right arrow 26 Aug 2010 26/08/2010- 9th message for 2010 released
The EEA's '10 messages for 2010' will highlight one theme per month until the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October. The ninth message on 'Coastal ecosystems' was released in late August. (more...)
right arrow 28 Jul 2010 28/07/2010-ETC/BD Newsletter
The latest (July 2010) version of the ETC/BD newsletter is now available. (more...)
right arrow 28 Jul 2010 28/07/2010- 8th message for 2010 released
The EEA's '10 messages for 2010' will highlight one theme per month until the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October. The eighth message on 'Mountain ecosystems' was released in late July (more...)
right arrow 01 Jul 2010 01/07/2010-7th message for 2010 released
The EEA's '10 messages for 2010' will highlight one theme per month until the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October. The seventh message on 'Agricultural ecosystems' was released in late June (more...)
right arrow 28 Jun 2010 28/06/2010-Marine Biogeographical meeting
A biogeographical seminar covering the Black Sea, Mediterranean and seas around Macaronesia was held in Brindisi in June; (more...)
right arrow 03 Jun 2010 03/06/2010-About the ETC/BD
For Green Week 2010 the ETC/BD prepared a leaflet giving an overview of the activities undertaken by the ETC/BD (more...)
right arrow 01 Jun 2010 01/06/2010-Biodiversity Baseline for Europe
The 'Biodiversity baseline' was unveiled at the opening session of the Green Week conference in Brussels. The 'Biodiversity baseline' for Europe provides a series of facts and figures on the different components of biodiversity. The ETC/BD was heavily involved in the production of this baseline. (more...)
right arrow 01 Jun 2010 01/06/2010-The Biodiversity Information System for Europe
The Biodiversity Information System for Europe (BISE) a key instrument to ensure the provision of information relating to Biodiversity in Europe, was officially launched at the opening session of Green Week on the 1st of June. (more...)
right arrow 25 May 2010 25/05/2010-6th message for 2010 released
The EEA's '10 messages for 2010' will highlight one theme per month until the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October. The sixth message on 'Urban ecosystems' was released in late May (more...)
right arrow 21 May 2010 21/05/2010-Green Week
The Green Week Conference organised by European Commission is the largest annual conference on European environmental policy. This year, in keeping with 2010 being the International Year for Biodiversity, the focus is on biodiversity. The event is held in Brussels from the 1st to the 4th of June. (more...)
right arrow 21 May 2010 21/05/2010-International Biodiversity day, 22 May 2010
Since 2000 the 22nd of May has been proclaimed by the UN to be the International Day for Biodiversity, in addition this year 2010 has been designated the International Year of Biodiversity by the UN which makes the 22nd of May 2010 a very special day for biodiversity. (more...)
right arrow 20 May 2010 20/05/2010-PhD course on “International forestry and global issues
Doug Evans from the ETC/BD participated in the PhD course on “International forestry and global issues” held in Nancy, France on May 17-21. The course was organised by the French Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA) together with the European Forest Institute (EFI). (more...)
right arrow 20 May 2010 20/05/2010-The Living Façade at the European Environment Agency
As part of the programme of events for International Year of Biodiversity 2010, the EEA is installing a living facade on the front of the Agencys headquaters in Copenhagen. (more...)
right arrow 09 Apr 2010 09/04/2010-5th message for 2010 released
The EEA's '10 messages for 2010' will highlight one theme per month until the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October. The fifth message on 'Forest Ecosystems' was released in early April (more...)
right arrow 07 Apr 2010 07/04/2010-Biodiversity Campaign launched by the European Commission
The European Commission has recently launched a Biodiversity campaign. Check out the link in the main body of the story or join the 'Biodiversity community' on facebook. (more...)
right arrow 22 Mar 2010 22/03/2010-4th message for 2010 released
The EEA's '10 messages for 2010' will highlight one theme per month until the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October. The fourth message on 'Marine Ecosystems' was released in mid March (more...)
right arrow 09 Mar 2010 09/03/2010-3rd message for 2010 released
The EEA's '10 messages for 2010' will highlight one theme per month until the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October. The third message is on 'Freshwater ecosystems' (more...)
right arrow 09 Mar 2010 09/03/2010-SCALES
Isabelle Le Viol and Doug Evans of the Core Team attended the SCALES meeting held in early March in Barcelona. (more...)
right arrow 31 Jan 2010 31/01/2010-2nd message for 2010 released
The EEA's '10 messages for 2010' will highlight one theme per month until the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October. The second message is on 'Protected areas'. (more...)
right arrow 28 Jan 2010 28/01/2010-Latest Newletter
The Dec 2009 ETC/BD newletter is now available. (more...)
right arrow 28 Jan 2010 28/01/2010-UNESCO Biodiversity Science-Policy Conference
The ETC/BD gave two talks at the UNESCO IYB Biodiversity Science-Policy Conference held in Paris. (more...)
right arrow 27 Jan 2010 27/01/2010-CDDA data available
All the publicly available data on nationally designated areas in Europe (ECDDA) are available on the EEA webservice. (more...)
right arrow 27 Jan 2010 27/01/2010-Article 17
Article 17 of the Habitats Directive requires that every 6 years Member States prepare reports to be sent to the European Commission on the implementation of the Directive. The Article 17 report for the period 2001-2006 for the first time includes assessments on the conservation status of the habitat types and species of Community interest. You can find the composite report ... (more...)
right arrow 27 Jan 2010 27/01/2010-Birds Directive
A new version of the Birds Directive (2009/147/EC) now exists which replaces the previous 1979 version. The 2009 Birds Directives replaces the 1979 version of the Birds Directive (79/409/EEC), Annex VII of the 2009 Directive gives a correlation table between the 1979 Directive and the 2009 Directive. (more...)
right arrow 27 Jan 2010 27/01/2010-10 messages for 2010
To celebrate the launch of the International Year of Biodiversity on 11 January, the European Environment Agency (EEA) is commencing a series of concise, thematic assessments of biodiversity, entitled '10 messages for 2010'. The first of these '10 messages for 2010' presents the interaction between climate change and biodiversity (more...)
right arrow 27 Jan 2010 27/01/2010-Natura 2000 viewer launched
DG Env has launched a Natura 2000 viewer (more...)
right arrow 02 Jan 2010 02/01/2010 2010 International year of Biodiversity!
2010 International year of Biodiversity! (more...)