IPBES Forum: One for all, all for one

19 December 2011 | News story

Are you eager to be engaged in shaping an Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and defining its goals? Do you want to bring your knowledge and experience to the attention of governments and other decision makers? Here is your chance. The Stakeholder Forum on IPBES is a new email discussion group for everyone interested in advancing the involvement of scientists, conservation organizations, businesses and other civil society actors in IPBES.

The launch of IPBES is just around the corner. This Platform is expected to be fully operational in 2012. It will be a global scientific authority providing information and knowledge relevant to policy and strategic decisions on the conservation of biodiversity and the use of ecosystem services.

Biodiversity conservation will benefit from such a strengthened science-policy interface. Our Union can make a significant contribution to IPBES.

Join the Stakeholder Forum on IPBES and discover the role that civil society can play in IPBES. You are welcome to ask questions, share your experience and exchange opinions.

Simply click here and follow the brief instructions.

The Forum includes IUCN’s contributions to the ongoing IPBES intersessional work ahead of the Second Plenary Session to Build IPBES in April 2012. The Forum discussions are held in English, however questions or requests for clarification may be asked in French or Spanish.

The Forum is established and moderated by the IUCN Programme on IPBES. For assistance or additional information, please write to our team

This image shows the courtship behavior of Indian Bull frogs (Holobatrachus tigerinus). During the monsoon, the breeding males become bright yellow in color, while females remain dull. The prominent blue vocal sacs of male produce strong nasal mating call.