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Bioversity International is recruiting as global coordinator a senior scientist to build on an established research profile and to lead its research on socioeconomically important forest trees. Application deadline: 04th September 2016.
The project “Conservation of genetic diversity in domestic fowls”, which is carried out by the scientific poultry farm of the Federation of German poultry breeders (BDRG) and the Institute of Farm Animal Genetics of the Friedrich-Loeffler-Institute (FLI) has been rewarded as official project of the UN Decade on biological diversity. The aim of the project is to conserve genetic material in the form of sperm from old chicken breeds. This pilot and demonstration project is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL) and attended by the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE).
This was the motto of the meeting in Dresden from June 30 to July 1 in Dresden to which the German Association for Landscape Management (DVL) had invited together with the Information and Coordination Centre for Biological Diversity of BLE. It was about the question of how the conservation of biological diversity in the cultural landscapes can come together with a sustainable agriculture. In specialized forums the topics grassland, autochthonous plants, habitat connectivity, ecological focus areas and marketing of old breeds and varieties were discussed in detail.
The German Information and Coordiantion Centre for Biological Diversity is seeking an expert for plant genetic resources. The tasks are focussed on European and interantional coopertaion in the field of PGR. Applicants should have experiences in international organisations, in international conferences on PGR. Working languange is German, very good skills in English are expected. Closing date for applications: 11.07.2016.
For the program area "Business and Biodiversity" the environmental foundation Global Nature Fund has announced a job vacancy in Bonn or Radolfzell starting 1st of August 2016. GFN promotes biodiversity in the agricultural sector in Europe and beyond. It elaborates biodiversity criteria in standards, labels and company policies and gives recommendations for an optimization of biodiversity targets. More information can be found at:
The final conference of the project „Preparatory action – EU plant and animal genetic resources“ took place on 9th June 2016 in Brussels. The study was announced by the European Commission (DG Agriculture and Rural Development) and aimed to identify the current status and needed future actions concerning plant and animal genetic resources in agriculture. As part of a consortium, the Information and Coordination Centre for Biological Diversity (IBV) of the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) gave a substantial contribution to the implementation of the study.