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14/07/11  |  Europe

EU considers valuing nature to halt biodiversity loss

The EU has proposed incorporating the economic value of biodiversity into its decision-maiking, accounting and reporting systems, as part of a new strategy that aims to protect and restore some of Europe's most vulnerable habitats.

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This is important. I would like to propose a natureright system whereby the use of animal and plant images are linked to payment of a licence fee that goes to support conservation and habitat protection. For example, the polar bears in Coca Cola advertising would be chargeable at a particular rate that goes to Arctic or polar bear conservation.

by Sarah D | 13/12/11 04:54:12

Interesting idea!

by julia.willison | 11/01/12 01:00:01

why is my comment that is written in English and posted on the English page also appearing on the German page?

by julia.willison | 11/01/12 01:01:01

Op zich vind ik dat een goed voorstel maar eigenlijk is het erg dat we niet zelfsprekend rekening kunnen houden met natuur. Opkomen voor natuur betekent niet dat we ons enkel moeten richten op gebieden met een hoge natuurwaarde. Geen enkel natuurgebied mag opgegeven worden. Het is niet omdat een natuurgebied niet echt waardevol is dat het mag verdwijnen om er bv een weg door te trekken. Voor buurtbewoners heeft dit gebied wel een maatschappelijke waarde en dit is niet in geld uit te drukken. Mensen willen enkel 'hun' natuurgebied behouden wat de waarde ook moge zijn van het natuurgebied. door krist.tack | 14, Dec 2011 09:41:12

by krist.tack | 13/07/12 06:15:07

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14/07/11  |  Worldwide

Questions to conserve biodiversity

In 2009, conservation experts from 24 world-leading organisations identified one hundred key scientific questions that, if answered, could help conserve global biodiversity. How could these questions be used to develop IBSE activities? Could students develop them to be more relevant to their local context?

01/07/11  |  Hannover & Bremen, Germany

Get ready for the 2nd Partners Meeting

Plans are already underway for the second Partners Meeting which will take place from 26th to 28th September in Bremen and Hannover, Germany. The meeting will kick off at the Schulbiologiezentrum in Hannover where partners will find out about the work of the centre. The following day the meeting will be held at the Rhododendron Park in Bremen where Partners will have the opportunity to discuss their INQUIRE courses and learn about assessment techniques in more detail. Partners are asked to prepare a module of their course which will be peer reviewed during the course.

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