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Tropical marine ecosystem (Image : Emma Johnston)
13/07/2022

Experts predict top emerging impacts on ocean biodiversity over next decade

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Kelle Moreau

Co-location of marine activities, lithium extraction from the deep sea, overfishing of deeper-water species, and the unexpected ocean impacts of wildfires and of new biodegradable materials are among fifteen issues experts warn we ought to be addressing n

Negotiations at the 9th IPBES Plenary meeting, World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany (Image : IISD/ENB – Diego Noguera)
11/07/2022

Market value underestimates the total value of nature

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Kelle Moreau

Following the launch of the Sustainable Use of Wild Species Assessment Report on 8 July 2022, the IPBES has released on 11 July a second major scientific docu

Negotiations at the 9th IPBES Plenary meeting, World Conference Center, Bonn, Germany (Image: IISD/ENB – Diego Noguera)
08/07/2022

50,000 wild species meet the needs of billions worldwide - Experts provide options for sustainable use

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Kelle Moreau

On 8 July 2022, the Intergovernmental Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) published the new Sustainable Use of Wild Species Assessment Report.

Princess Elisabeth baptises the RV Belgica. (Image: RBINS/Thierry Hubin)
01/07/2022

RV Belgica baptised by HRH Princess Elisabeth in Ghent

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Kelle Moreau

On Saturday 25 June 2022, the new Belgian oceanographic research vessel RV Belgica was baptised. The official ceremony took place at the Rigakaai (North Sea Port) in the godfather city of Ghent, where the RV Belgica was moored for a few days for this occasion.

Example of a relatively dense gravel bed displaying stones colonised by tubeworms and mature colonies of the soft coral dead man’s fingers (Alcyonium digitatum). Image acquired using an underwater video frame. (Image: RBINS)
02/05/2022

What lies beneath the busiest shipping lane of the world? Discovery of a biodiversity hotspot in Belgium’s farthest offshore waters

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Kelle Moreau

Scientists of the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Sciences discovered a hotspot for underwater life in the Belgian part of the North Sea.

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