ABOL meeting: program

Dear ABOL community and biodiversity enthusiasts,
the program of this years´ ABOL meeting, which takes place on 6th and 7th of December 2018 at the NHM Vienna, is now complete and can be downloaded here: program-ABOL-meeting2018.
For further information please visit our conference website!
We are happy that so many people have registered and hope for productive workshops and an exciting symposium!
Your ABOL coordination team
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iBOL Conference 2019 - Registration
now open!

The registration for the iBOL Conference is now open: http://dnabarcodes2019.org/2018/10/30/registration-is-open/
The 8th International Barcode of Life Conference takes place from 17th to 20th of June 2019 in Trondheim, Norway. We are looking forward to meet some of you there!
Additionally, we want to recommend the very illuminating newly launched iBOL website: http://ibol.org/site/
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Global and regional biodiversity loss

Biodiversity loss currently receives much attention in media. One trigger for this is the recently published WWF Living Planet Report 2018, which shows a persistent massive population decline in vertebrates. The Living Planet Index (LPI) has been compiled every two years since 1998, and makes statements about the evolution of thousands of vertebrate species. The dramatic result shows a decline in natural populations with a decrease of individual numbers of 60% on average since 1970.
For the first time the LPI was compiled for Austria, in a cooperation of WWF and BOKU. The study examined the period between 1986 and 2015. The result is worrying: the... Read more