Welcome to the EU BON helpdesk!
 

This website will guide you through recent developments by the EU BON project  in the domain of biodiversity information. The helpdesk pursues specific goals and consider the interests of different audiences:

Data Mobilization Toolkit

Online supporting toolkit aiming to assist the user in his data mobilization efforts.

EU BON products

Services, tools, guidelines and other products developed or enhanced by EU BON project.

Resources

Comprehensive and searchable overview of other resources relevant to data sharing, 

Trainings

Trainings and workshops on data and metadata integration strategies, use of standards, and use of data sharing tools.

User groups we are addressing:

For more information on the EU BON project, please visit EU BON portal.

News and events

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  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Leaders of timber federations, unions, syndicates and companies from around the world who have a collective interest in restoring consumer trust in the social, environmental and legal credentials of timber will convene in Rome for the third meeting of the Global Timber Forum on 10-12 May 2016. Participants will discuss how to better engage the private sector in taking deforestation and illegal timber out of commodity supply chains,... more

    Date publishing: Monday, May 9, 2016 - 00:00
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    Editorial by René Castro Salazar, Assistant Director-General, of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.

    This week (2-7 May) sees the first international conference on the Great Green Wall, to be held in Dakar, Senegal. The Great Green Wall for the Sahara and the Sahel Initiative brings together more than 20 African countries, development partners, research institutes and international, civil society... more

    Date publishing: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Expanding Africa's Great Green Wall Land restoration in northern Niger is making degraded areas productive again, providing economic opportunities in a region where migration has become a tradition. Now, under FAO’s Action Against Desertification programme, these efforts are being expanded to six African countries. This success shows that land degradation around the Sahara is not yet irreversible.

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    Date publishing: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 - 00:00
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    International experts are meeting in Ottawa, Canada this week to strengthen collaboration on criteria and indicators (C&I) for the sustainable management of the world’s forests. A focus during the three-day workshop (May 1-3) will be how to work together to mobilize the full potential of criteria and indicators to promote and demonstrate sustainability in view of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    C&I are a... more

    Date publishing: Saturday, April 30, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: LTER-Europe
    Rothamsted Research, a partner in the UK's LTER network, has published a short report that highlights key changes in climate, pollution and biodiversity during the first 20 years of monitoring at its North Wyke ECN site
    Date publishing: Thursday, April 28, 2016 - 17:11
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Experts from countries and international organizations will discuss how to respond to the urgent need for monitoring at the "Drylands & Forest and Landscape Restoration Monitoring Week" hosted at FAO HQ, in Rome this week. Experts will review progress towards the "Rome Promise on Monitoring and Assessment for Sustainable Management and Restoration" that was agreed during the first Drylands Monitoring Week, in January 2015, and... more

    Date publishing: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    The Central African Forest Initiative (CAFI) and the Democratic Republic of Congo signed a landmark US $200 million agreement to help the African nation protect the world’s second-largest rainforest, implement sustainable development policies and reduce... more

    Date publishing: Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    At a ceremony marking Earth Day on 22 April, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva stressed the need to protect the world's ecosystems, which form the basis of food security. On the campus of FAO's Rome headquarters, the Director General planted a symbolic tree to mark the occasion. Later in the day, parties to the Paris Climate Agreement came together in New York to officially sign the landmark climate treaty. Earth Day... more

    Date publishing: Monday, April 25, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    FAO marked Earth Day 2016 by joining a global campaign to plant a tree for every man, woman and child on the planet. FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva planted a tree at FAO headquarters in Rome, Italy, as part of the “Trees for the Earth” campaign launched by the Earth Day Network. Earth Day, the Director-General said, “has called to our attention the fact that the earth and its ecosystems are our home. And we must... more

    Date publishing: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    For the first time, just over half the world's population live in cities with an expected increase to 70% by 2050. Planting urban trees can help address problems associated with spiraling urbanization, including food insecurity, poverty, air pollution, soil degradation, water shortages and other public health issues. This infographic illustrates ten benefits of urban trees. They will improve air and... more

    Date publishing: Friday, April 22, 2016 - 00:00

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