Navigation Links
Effective arguments for the protection of biodiversity are needed
Date:11/7/2011

An international consortium of 15 institutions from 12 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Norway, Romania, Sweden, The Netherlands, UK) has started the new research project called BESAFE. The name stands for 'Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Arguments for our Future Environment' and focuses on the effectiveness of arguments used for biodiversity protection at different governance levels.

The project will use case studies to investigate how much importance people attribute to alternative arguments for the protection of biodiversity and in particular how this relates to ecosystem services. It will also examine the interactions of environmental protection policies between governance levels and will consider the contribution that valuing ecosystem services can make in demonstrating the value of biodiversity. The results will provide guidance on the effectiveness of alternative arguments for formulating biodiversity protection strategies applied at the level of the EU and member countries.

"Humankind has used biodiversity and the ecosystem services associated with it, such as the provision of water, food and wood, pollination, and beautiful landscapes from the beginning of its existence. Ecosystem services are provided to people for free, but they have their price, which can be measured in both monetary and non-monetary (intrinsic) values, such as aesthetics, recreation and others. People need to realize that other, not so evident values are of the same crucial importance to humankind as the direct usage of natural resources. There is an urgent need to find the right arguments to protect biodiversity and to implement them at various governance levels" commented the project coordinator Rob Bugter of the Dutch research institute Alterra (info on the project available here soon: http://www.alterra.wur.nl).


'/>"/>
Contact: Rob Bugter
Rob.Bugter@wur.nl
31-317-486-067
Pensoft Publishers
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Reprogramming stem cells to a more basic form results in more effective transplant, study shows
2. Study shows new medication effectively treats underlying cause of cystic fibrosis
3. Minnesota discovery could make fuel and plastics production more energy efficient and cost effective
4. Tuning natural antimicrobials to improve their effectiveness at battling superbugs
5. Study: New process that can save at-risk cancer patients is effective and significantly less costly
6. New process that may save lives of cancer patients is effective and significantly less costly
7. Researchers demonstrate green tea is effective in treating genetic disorder and types of tumors
8. Penn study shows an ancient crop effective in protecting against a 21st century hazard
9. Behavioral treatment for migraines a cost-effective alternative to meds, study finds
10. Safer and more effective diabetes control with basal insulin analogs
11. Research reveals effectiveness of seizure treatments for children with autism
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Effective arguments for the protection of biodiversity are needed
(Date:4/19/2017)... 2017 The global military biometrics ... marked by the presence of several large global players. ... five major players - 3M Cogent, NEC Corporation, M2SYS ... nearly 61% of the global military biometric market in ... global military biometrics market boast global presence, which has ...
(Date:4/11/2017)... , April 11, 2017 Crossmatch®, ... secure authentication solutions, today announced that it has ... Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) to develop next-generation ... program. "Innovation has been a driving ... Thor program will allow us to innovate and ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... April 5, 2017  The Allen Institute for Cell ... Explorer: a one-of-a-kind portal and dynamic digital window into ... data, the first application of deep learning to create ... cell lines and a growing suite of powerful tools. ... these and future publicly available resources created and shared ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... April 21, 2017 , ... Having worked on the design of the innovative ... introduce it to top lab design architects from around the country at the Lab ... Industrial Design and Engineering Greg Casey will be at the show, where they will ...
(Date:4/21/2017)... ... , ... Frederick Innovative Technology Center, Inc. (FITCI), a business ... start-ups, is hosting “Celebration Friday” (a festive gathering highlighting client success stories) and ... networking at 3:30 p.m. at FITCI’s 4539 Metropolitan Court location, off English Muffin ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... 20, 2017  Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: ... galcanezumab for the prevention of migraine at the American ... place April 22-28, 2017, in Boston ... at AAN, including safety and patient outcomes data for ... a reduction in monthly migraine headache days among patients ...
(Date:4/20/2017)... LAVAL, QC , April 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ - Prometic Life ... today presented new results at the International Liver Congress ("ILC") ... Liver ("EASL") in Amsterdam on the ... in a mouse model of obesity and metabolic syndrome. ... According to Dr. Lyne Gagnon, ...
Breaking Biology Technology: