Navigation Links
Amid rising concerns, 600 global biodiversity experts meet in Cape Town Oct. 13-16
Date:9/30/2009

Amid deepening concern that the pace of biodiversity loss is worsening in many places, some 600 biodiversity experts will converge in Cape Town October 13-16 for the DIVERSITAS Open Science Conference.

Experts say changes to ecosystems and losses of biodiversity have continued to accelerate. Since 1992, the most conservative estimates suggest that total tropical rainforest greater than the size of California has been converted mostly for food and fuel. Species extinction rates are at least 100 times those in pre-human times and are expected to continue to increase. The focus of biodiversity science today, however, is shifting from simply describing problems to solving them.

The conference takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. With an overarching theme of "Understanding connections, adapting to change," the 25 conference symposia topics fall into three broad fields:

  • Strengthening biodiversity science (including a new global monitoring system and the impacts of climate change, land use changes, biodiversity loss);
  • Supporting the interface between science and policy making (including new information synthesis mechanisms, assessing progress towards the world's 2010 biodiversity targets and the success of economic incentives for biodiversity preservation) and;
  • African issues (including the reconciliation of biodiversity conservation and food production)

A detailed news release will be offered prior to the meeting with DIVERSITAS and other experts are available for advance interviews. Full conference details are online at www.diversitas-osc.org

A news blog will be maintained at http://diversitasconference.wordpress.com


'/>"/>

Contact: Terry Collins
terrycollins@rogers.com
416-538-8712
Diversitas
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. New report shows rising tide of fractures in Asia
2. Ozone, nitrogen change the way rising CO2 affects Earths water
3. Rising acidity levels could trigger shellfish revenue declines, job losses
4. Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker awarded the Order of the Rising Sun
5. Study finds homicidal poisoning rising, more likely in infants and elderly
6. Carbon sinks losing the battle with rising emissions
7. Rising sea levels set to have major impacts around the world
8. Research uncovers surprising lion stronghold in war-torn central Africa
9. Emissions rising faster this decade than last
10. Study of islands reveals surprising extinction results
11. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences named Rising Star by ScienceWatch
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:3/31/2015)... YORK , March 31, 2015  Elephant Talk ... "Company"), a global provider of Software Defined Network Architecture ... today announced total revenue of approximately $20.4 million for ... a restated $19.5 million for the year ended December ... calendar 2014, the Company had completed its multi-year transition ...
(Date:3/26/2015)... 2015 The Granite Club, ... athletic club, today announced it has implemented a state-of-the-art ... movement for members and staff, while restricting access to ... we selected FST,s IMID Access system because it has ... members and staff, in addition to unparalleled security," said ...
(Date:3/24/2015)... 2015   NexID Biometrics LLC, whose spoof-mitigation ... today announced the beginning of shipments of version 2.0 ... The company, based in Potsdam, N.Y. ... Expo, which began here today at the Walter E. ... of its SDK boosts the accuracy rate range to ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 2Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 3Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 4Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 5Elephant Talk Reports 2014 Fourth Quarter and Year End Financial Results 6Granite Club First Private Club in North America to Implement FST Biometrics Secure Access Solution, as Part of Multi-million Dollar Expansion 2NexID Begins Shipments Of Version 2.0 Fake-Finger-Detection Solution 2
... A mother,s iron deficiency early in pregnancy may have ... the child, even if the lack of iron is not ... Rochester Medical Center study published in the scientific journal ... might not notice or treat mild or moderate iron deficiency, ...
... 2011) - An animal,s behavior is probably its ... Its behavior involves processes internal to the animalgenetics, neurobiology, ... social surroundings. According to the book,s authors, "Animal behavior ... sparked when neurons fire in response to stimuli in ...
... In recent years, researchers have worked to develop more ... in Afghanistan or Iraq with missing arms or legs. ... entering the body through the space where the device ... area) where the bacteria would enter the body, and ...
Cached Biology News:Pre-conception and early pregnancy iron deficiency harms brain 2Pre-conception and early pregnancy iron deficiency harms brain 3New book on animal behavior provides integrated view 2Nanomodified surfaces seal leg implants against infection 2
(Date:4/23/2015)... Prospects for Leading Companies in ... Details   We predict the global healthcare ... in 2015 and will grow at a CAGR of 6.3% ... around the world and increasing functional requirements for healthcare packaging ... global healthcare packaging market. A global ageing population, ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... Proove Biosciences , a commercial ... to announce the launch of Proove Non-Opioid ... 62 genetic variations to predict good versus poor ... non-opioid pain medications, namely ibuprofen (brand name Advil, ... Xanax) and acetaminophen (brand name Tylenol). , ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... , April 23, 2015  Propanc Health Group ... company, focuses on the development of cancer treatments ... company lead product includes PRP, a patented formulation ... chymotrypsinogen, as well as the enzyme amylase designed ... developing a combination of anti-cancer agents working in ...
(Date:4/23/2015)... ReliantHeart's HeartAssist5® Ventricular Assist Device (VAD) precisely measure ... in real time, and this data is uploaded to ... Machine to Machine (M2M) communications for the Internet of ... can be monitored by a patient’s clinician 24/7, ... a minimum threshold, the patient can be notified immediately. ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 2Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 3Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 4Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 5Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 6Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 7Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 8Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 9Healthcare Packaging Market Forecast 2015-2025 10Proove Biosciences Launches World’s First Test to Predict Responders to Commonly Prescribed Non-Opioid Pain Medications 2Proove Biosciences Launches World’s First Test to Predict Responders to Commonly Prescribed Non-Opioid Pain Medications 3Early Stage BioTech offers Plenty of Risk; Propanc Health Group Analyst Brief Issued by BrokerBank Securities, Inc. 2
... Nov. 20 Amicus Therapeutics,(Nasdaq: FOLD ) today ... will present a corporate update at the Lazard Capital,Markets ... Tuesday,November 27th at 11:30 am ET at The New ... of the presentation will be available to all,interested parties ...
... Massachusetts and RAMBOUILLET, France,November 20 ... model-based,vision software for musculoskeletal radiography, and ... High Resolution Digital Radiology for osteoarticular,imaging, ... joint and bone,tissues, announced today the ...
... Completion of Strategic Acquisition Reflected in Q3 Results, ... Board: ECTE) today announced financial results for the,third quarter ... 30,2007, net loss was $8,677,000 or $.70 per share, ... period in 2006. For the nine months ended,September 30, ...
Cached Biology Technology:Amicus Therapeutics to Present at the Lazard Capital Markets Fourth Annual Healthcare Conference 2Amicus Therapeutics to Present at the Lazard Capital Markets Fourth Annual Healthcare Conference 3Rapid Quantification of Osteoarthritis With a Novel, Office-Based, High-Resolution Digital Imaging Device 2Echo Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 2Echo Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 3Echo Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 4Echo Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 5Echo Therapeutics Reports Third Quarter 2007 Results 6
Immunogen: Synthetic peptide: N(171) H G F L S A D Q QL I K(183) Storage: -20 C, Avoid Freeze/Thaw Cycles...
... Phosphorylase 1 ( Abpromise for all ... Synthetic peptide: MAATGANAEK AESHNDCPVR LLNPNIAKMK EDILYHFNLT TSRHNFPALF ... amino acids 1-99 of Human Uridine Phosphorylase ... 7378 Swiss Protein ...
Request Info...
Lingo-1 (K-13)...
Biology Products: