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EEA Report 24/2019: Floodplains: a natural system to preserve and restore
  • 2020
  • EEA
  • Relazione

Floodplains: a natural system to preserve and restore

The preservation and restoration of Europe’s largely degraded floodplains, must be better prioritised according to a European Environment Agency (EEA) report. The report says floodplains have a key role to play in improving biodiversity, water, and climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • 06.03.2020
  • Notizie

Enquête en ligne développement du paysage

Quels sont les défis actuels, à moyen et à long terme pour le développement du paysage en Suisse ? Quelle est l'importance de les maîtriser ?
Offering thanks to Pachamama: harvest festival in Colcha “K” community, Nor Lípez, Bolivia
  • 20.02.2020
  • KFPE
  • Forum Biodiversità Svizzera
  • Comunicato stampa

La chute de l’agrobiodiversité met en danger la sécurité alimentaire

Ces dernières décennies, l’agrobiodiversité s’est effondrée de manière dramatique : des 7,000 espèces de plantes autrefois cultivées, seules 80 espèces apportent encore une contribution majeure à l’alimentation mondiale actuelle. Il est donc crucial de la restaurer en tant que pilier de la sécurité alimentaire. Une nouvelle fiche d’information de l’Académie suisse des sciences naturelles (SCNAT) compilée de concert avec une équipe de chercheurs du Centre for Development and Environment (CDE) de l'Université de Berne, décrit ce phénomène de déclin et ses conséquences, tout en proposant des pistes à suivre en matière de politique et de recherche.
Variety is the source of life: Agrobiodiversity benefits, challenges, and needs
  • 2020
  • KFPE
  • Forum Biodiversità Svizzera
  • Foglio informativo

Variety is the source of life

For millennia, humankind’s food security and resilience were ensured by thousands of cultivated plant species, dozens of domesticated animal species, and the wider biodiversity from which they derive. But with the expansion of industrial agriculture and globalized standardized food systems, this long-running agricultural biodiversity has fallen steeply. Today, just three plant species account for half of all plant-based food calories, and only four animal species account for the vast majority of meat supplies. Looking ahead, restoring agrobiodiversity – the richness of what we cultivate, breed, consume, and conserve in the wild – is crucial to ensure resilient food systems against the backdrop of climate change. In particular, we must safeguard the livelihoods of the “guardians of agrobiodiversity”: approximately 500 million small farms across the world – particularly those in the global South. This factsheet outlines causes and consequences of agrobiodiversity loss, areas of promise, and options for policy and research.
Information Biodiversité Suisse IBS no. 144
  • 2020
  • Forum Biodiversità Svizzera
  • Newsletter

Information Biodiversité Suisse no. 144

Effet positif des nichoirs sur la population de faucons crécerelles
Andrena amieti
  • 17.02.2020
  • Comunicato stampa
  • Notizie

A new wild bee from the Alps, species of the year of the Swiss Systematics Society

Although much of the biodiversity still to be discovered is hidden in the tropics, new species are still being described from Europe. This is the case in Andrena amieti, the species chosen as an emblem by the Swiss Systematics Society (SSS) in 2020.