Public participation in scientific programmes: Citizen science for biodiversity  

Scientists must connect with society, take advantage of new tools for knowledge production and expand their research with help from citizens and volunteers, writes Marine Meunier in this long-read blog. The public involved in scientific research also have a lot to gain, from the acquisition of scientific skills to a deep sense of participating in our societies’ advances.


Ten key messages for the Convention on Biological Diversity

Ahead of the United Nations Biodiversity Conference (COP15), the scientific community represented by the ISC calls for The Global Biodiversity Framework (GBF) to encompass ambitious and integrated action, grounded in science, in order to halt alarming biodiversity loss and restore biodiversity as part of human wellbeing.


ISC nominees selected for new IPBES Assessments

Work begins on the new IPBES ‘Nexus’ and ‘Transformative Change’ Assessments, with co-chairs announced and leading international experts selected to contribute as authors. The International Science Council is pleased to announce that three of its nominees have been selected as lead-authors for the assessments.


Inside the fight to save the Great Barrier Reef

Over half a billion humans and a quarter of the ocean's fish rely on healthy coral reefs for food, protection, and more - yet climate change as well as man-made and natural disturbances are detrimental to these unique ecosystems. See how scientists are encouraging coral’s recovery, allowing nature a chance to bounce back.


Five talking points for the IUCN World Conservation Congress

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) World Conservation Congress, which began on Friday 3 September, is one of the world’s largest gatherings on conservation and in 2021, the first major event on conservation to have taken place since the COVID-19 pandemic began.


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