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Review Process of EU Water Framework Directive (EC-WFD) – Expert consultations

Review Process of EU Water Framework Directive (EC-WFD) – Expert consultations

Groundwater ecosystems are currently disregarded by the European Water Framwork Directive (EC-WFD), as colmation, a main stressor for stream and river ecosystems. However, there is a chance to change things: Recently, until 11th of March 2019, the EU-Commission is running online-consultations to check and improve the Water Framework Directive (WFD). Each citizen – European and non-European – and most organisations can take part in the consultations. The more persons and organisations from science and from environment protection are involved the better for…

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Pre-conference workshops program

Pre-conference workshops program

Five pre-conference workshops will be held in the 24th International Conference on Subterranean Biology at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. Workshops are only available for registered participants of the 24 ICSB. A maximum of participants is established per workshop, please check specific conditions and registration with the workshops organisers. Workshop 1: Trait-based analyses in groundwater ecology and bioassessment Workshop 2: Governance of subterranean ecosystems – legal approaches & instruments Workshop 3: Genomics of cave invertebrates Workshop 4: Riverbed colmation, its…

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IUCN SSC: Cave Invertebrate Specialist Group

IUCN SSC: Cave Invertebrate Specialist Group

SSC CISG is a global network of experts in invertebrate zoology, karst and subterranean cave system biodiversity, cave fauna conservation and speleology interested in exploration and conservation of these extraordinary species. Key activities include red list and building a comprehensive database of cave dwelling and karst organisms, working with cement and limestone mining industries on Environmental Impact Assessments, providing taxonomic and ecological expertise, awareness raising and conservation planning. Check out more on official website https://www.iucn.org/ssc-groups/invertebrates/cave-invertebrate-specialist-group.