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.


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


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

Other initiatives


  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Experts from Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Egypt, Fiji, Haiti, Kenya, Sudan and Uganda, as well as the African Union Commission and from international organisations such as IGAD, NGARA, ICRAF, SPC and FAO gathered in Nairobi to plan restoration activities in East African countries across the Great Green Wall.

    Organized by FAO and the Kenya Forestry Research Institute, with... more

    Date publishing: Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Filipino forest restoration advocate Patrick Dugan has been awarded the 2016 Asia-Pacific Forest Champion Award in recognition of his efforts to promote forest and land restoration through assisted natural regeneration (ANR) techniques in the Philippines and throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

    Dugan received his award at a ceremony during the Asia-Pacific Forestry Week taking place in Pampanga,... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    A JRC study shows that there are no systemic barriers to using the euro in international trade. However, for historic reasons some sectors, such as oil or aviation, traditionally invoice in US dollars.

    Date publishing: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS
    Community-based forestry has shown itself to be a potent vehicle for promoting sustainable forest management, reducing poverty and generating jobs and income for rural communities, but unlocking its true potential will require greater support by governments through policy reforms and other measures.
    Date publishing: Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    A new JRC report presents, for the first time, a wealth of policy interventions informed by behavioural insights in 32 European countries and calls for greater exchange of practice.

    Date publishing: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 16:19
  • Channel: LTER-Europe
    ENVRIplus has launched an Exchange of Personnel (EoP) program to enhance cross-Research infrastructure mobility of involved RI staff.
    Date publishing: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 15:10
  • Channel: EU JRC news

    A new statistical technique, analysing data records since measuring started 150 years ago, independently confirms that man-made carbon dioxide (CO2) and methane (CH4) emissions have led to global warming.

    Date publishing: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 10:46
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Key forestry leaders from Asia-Pacific began deliberations today on a series of critical natural resources issues challenging the region. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions and building resilience to the negative impacts of climate change are among the priority topics on the agenda for the five-day meeting that will be the main focus of Asia-Pacific Forestry Week, the largest gathering of its kind in the region in... more

    Date publishing: Monday, February 22, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    Manila – More than 1 000 forestry and natural resources government officials, and representatives of international and non-government organizations and forest industries from over 30 countries are expected to gather at the Clark Freeport Zone in Pampanga from 22-26 February for Asia-Pacific Forestry Week 2016.

    Spearheaded by FAO in partnership with the Philippines Department of Environment and... more

    Date publishing: Friday, February 19, 2016 - 00:00
  • Channel: RSS FAO FORIS

    The secretariat for the Global Forest Observations Initiative (GFOI) has opened for business at the Rome headquarters of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO). The GFOI works to assist countries to develop national forest monitoring systems by fostering the supply and use of space data. Through its partners, the initiative enables coordinated support for forest monitoring and assessment that supports planning for national... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 00:00