A study coauthored by NatureServe’s Miguel Fernandez has established a new framework for monitoring changes in species’ populations and distribution and thereby assisting efforts to conserve the world’s biodiversity.
NatureServe Latin American and the Caribbean Director, Miguel Fernandez, announced, “I am honored to welcome our newest LAC Network Council elected by absolute majority. They each bring a unique background, with extremely valuable experiences and expertise, as well as a passion for biodiversity conservation, that make them an asset to the region and to the NatureServe family.”
The Biodiversity Indicators Partnership (BIP), together with NatureServe and UN Environment’s World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC), have launched a visual, online platform to aid decision-makers in policy-making and reporting across all spatial scales.
Assessing species' vulnerability to climate change is a prerequisite for developing effective strategies to conserve them. The last three decades have seen exponential growth in the number of studies evaluating how, how much, why, when, and where species will be impacted by climate change.
A consortium lead by the GEO BON Secretariat at iDiv, in collaboration with NatureServe, the University of Córdoba (Spain) and several local organizations in Peru, Ecuador and Bolivia, will work towards establishing a sustained, user driven, locally operated, harmonized and scalable regional biodiversity observation network for the Tropical Andes region.
Sightings of black colored canids in Central and South America are quite rare. Scientists from NatureServe member Instituto Biótropicos recorded the first ever sighting of a black-colored Maned Wolf in Brazil.