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New Guidance Document on the scope of the EU ABS Regulation

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The Commission adopted Guidance document C(2020)8759 on the scope of application and core obligations of Regulation (EU) No 511/2014 (EU ABS Regulation).

ABS post-2020: What is needed?

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The 10th anniversary of the Nagoya Protocol is an occasion to reflect on the implementation and effectiveness of the international regulations on access to genetic resources and fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising out...

Forest of the year 2020

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For the ninth time, the Bund Deutscher Forstleute awards the title "Forest of the Year". The 2020 award goes to the Ivenacker Oaks in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania.

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The Information and Coordination Centre for Biodiversity is seeking reinforcement in the field of animal genetic resources.

Invasive species: public participation started

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The EU Regulation No. 1143/2014 requires the implementation into national law. The action plans for the priority pathways of invasive species are now available for comment.

Policy options for DSI from a scientific point of view

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With a white paper on potential DSI policy options, scientists contribute to the current debate. They explain why open access to genetic sequence data is essential for any of the options.

Statement by the Scientific Advisory Board on Biodiversity and Genetic Resources on the future arable farming strategy of the BMEL

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Contributing to the discussion paper published by the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, the members of the advisory board have drafted ten additional recommendations for more biodiversity in arable farming.

Fifth Global Biodiversity Report published

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The Global Biodiversity Outlook (GBO) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) regularly reports on the global status of biodiversity and analyzes the steps taken by the global community to conserve and sustainably use...

Stable construction support for pig breeding farms

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Sow keeping farms can receive subsidies for stable buildings. The support is also possible for breeding farms. Applications can be submitted to the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) at www.ble.de/stallumbau until 15th...

New podcast on nature and species conservation

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Nature conservation is the protection and restoration of species and ecosystems. Its purpose is to sustain the biodiversity of life on Earth, which is being lost at a rate unprecedented in the past 65 million years.