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23-24 May 2018 | Belarus, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine working together to preserve biodiversity

23-24 May 2018 | Belarus, Republic of Moldova and Ukraine working together to preserve biodiversity

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Countries: Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine

The Council of Europe and the ENI SEIS II project are organising an Emerald Network biogeographical evaluation seminar for bird species from 23 to 24 May in Kyiv (Ukraine). 

Bringing together national authorities, NGOs, independent scientific experts, and representatives of the Council of Europe and the European Union, the EU-funded seminar will evaluate the extent to which the Emerald Network sites in Belarus, the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine contribute to the long term conservation of bird species of European importance. 

The Emerald Network is a network of nature protection areas that is established under the Bern Convention, which is a binding international legal instrument in the field of nature conservation, covering most of the natural heritage of the European continent and extending to some States of Africa. 

Biodiversity, or biological diversity, is the variety of life and includes all living organisms found on earth. Biodiversity is essential to human wellbeing, as it delivers services that sustain our economies and societies, such as pollination, climate regulation, flood protection, soil fertility and the production of food, fuel, fibre and medicines. Globally, biodiversity continues to be eroded resulting in ecosystem degradation. 

 

 ENI SEIS East project – biodiversity work: https://eni-seis.eionet.europa.eu/east/areas-of-work/data/biodiversity

Aichi targets of the UN Convention on the Biological Diversity: https://www.cbd.int/sp/targets/

Council of Europe Emerald Network of Nature protection: https://www.coe.int/en/web/bern-convention/emerald-network

European Environment Agency biodiversity: https://www.eea.europa.eu/themes/biodiversity

Press coverage of this event in Ukraine:

https://menr.gov.ua/news/32392.html and

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