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

    The Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), an international consortium of 14 organizations, secretariats and institutions working on international forest issues, called today for more attention to the key role that markets play in sustaining the environment, and in particular the world’s forests.

    Emmanuel ZeMeka, Executive Director of the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO, a... more

    Date publishing: Wednesday, November 16, 2011 - 00:00
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    Seeing the forests through your lens. FAO launches a photo competition to celebrate the International Year of Forests and those who work, live and use forests every day. Submissions close 31 January 2012.

    Date publishing: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 00:00
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    The quality of governance often determines whether forest resources are used efficiently, sustainably and equitably, and whether countries achieve forest-related development goals. Improving forest governance requires a systematic approach to identifying areas of weakness, devising and implementing suitable responses, monitoring results, continuing adaptation and learning to ensure progress. This website demonstrates how FAO... more

    Date publishing: Monday, November 14, 2011 - 00:00
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    A new guide published by FAO aims to help countries prevent forest-damaging pests from spreading to new areas. At least 35 million hectares of forest are damaged by outbreaks of forest insect pests each year. The guide provides suggestions on how to implement effective pest management strategies and ensure the safe movement of forest commodities across the national borders.
    Date publishing: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 10:00
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    The crucial role of forests in climate change mitigation and adaptation is now widely recognized at international level. Climate change will also have major implications on the sustainable management of forests. In response, FAO has released a new publication to assist countries address emerging policy issues related to forests and climate change through integrating climate change considerations into national forest programmes... more

    Date publishing: Thursday, November 10, 2011 - 00:00
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    Rising prices of fossil fuel as well as global efforts to mitigate climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel combustion, places an expanded use of renewable energy high on the political agenda. Wood energy, the most important source of bioenergy in the world, is seen as key to respond to growing demands for a potentially carbon neutral supply of energy. Forests can play a... more

    Date publishing: Tuesday, November 8, 2011 - 00:00
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    7 November 2011, Bugat, Mongolia – A UN Food and Agriculture Organization programme that helps local communities in Mongolia protect their forests is being seen as a model for regional action, as an Asia-Pacific forestry event gets underway in Beijing.

    Date publishing: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 00:00
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    An FAO programme that helps local communities in Mongolia protect their forests is being seen as a model for action in the Asia-Pacific region. The Participatory Forest Management project has effectively stopped illegal logging and forest fires in 15 pilot districts since it began in 2007, and is set to go nationwide when the pilot program ends in January 2012.
    Date publishing: Monday, November 7, 2011 - 00:00
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    With new research showing that forests may absorb up to a third of all fossil fuel emissions, more than 1,000 leading experts, activists, government negotiators and global leaders will... more

    Date publishing: Thursday, November 3, 2011 - 00:00
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    The role of forests in providing timber and other wood products must not overshadow their important contribution to feeding many of the world's poorest communities, a group of international forest organizations and secretariats said today. The potential of forests to improve food and nutritional security needs more attention from national policymakers and international development agencies.
    Date publishing: Wednesday, October 26, 2011 - 00:00