iBOL News & Events
Ecological interactions that cross domains of life have major impacts on ecosystems and human health. Although the COVID-19 pandemic makes this point with destructive clarity, it is clear that zoonotic pathogens pose a standing threat to our species.
Elizabeth Maruma Mrema has been appointed as the Executive Secretary of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). Ms. Mrema joined the CBD Secretariat in Montreal (Canada) in December 2019 as Acting Executive Secretary.
Carlos Manuel Rodríguez, advocate of bioliteracy and supporter of BioAlfa, to lead the Global Environment Facility until 2024
Mr. Rodríguez has been a long time advocate of biodiversity conservation and has been actively involved in facilitating BioAlfa, the first bioliteracy project conducted at a national level.
The Australian Government has awarded $36 million to a new research program led by Monash University, Securing Antarctica’s Environmental Future (SAEF).
BIOSCAN partners awarded 18 million euros to identify the full breadth of biodiversity in the Netherlands
A new megaproject called ARISE will use leading-edge scientific infrastructure to assess all multicellular flora and fauna in the Netherlands in the next decade.
Magda Bou Dagher Kharrat, a leader in DNA barcoding and conservation in Lebanon, has been named as a notable alumnus of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.
A two-day workshop held at the University of Melbourne on 26-27 February 2020 brought together 42 participants to report on existing projects and to discuss shared needs and opportunities.
LIFEPLAN, a six-year, 12.6 million EUR project led by the University of Helsinki has joined BIOSCAN, a research program overseen by the International Barcode of Life (iBOL) Consortium.