Biodiversity in the Greater Region

September 14, 2012 by Andre Heughebaert   Comments (3)

I'm deligthed to inform you that Bio-GR portal was launched yesterday at Greater Region Environment Meeting in Metz.

The Great Region, located between Rhine, Mosel, Sarre and Meuse, has a total area of 65.401 km2. Biogeographically, it is spread over the oceanic and continental zones.

The administrative complexity of the Great Region, four countries and five regional entities, offer a challenging opportunity for trans-boundary collaboration in terms of Nature Conservation. Since many years, administrations, scientists and naturalists gather primary biodiversity data that are crucial for science-based decisions making.

This website offers a trans-boundary view on species observations related to Birds and Habitats Directive, this project will deliver a more accurate evaluation of Natura2000 network. By linking nature monitoring, scientific research and innovation technology, it exposes publically funded data to a wider public and raises biodiversity loss awareness.

Thanks for sharing Andre!

I love the video with the robotic voice, hehe X)

Alberto González Talaván 1958 days ago

A portal of high value for Nature Conservation. Crossing boundaries and focussing on relevant taxa - good idea.

Wolf-Henning Kusber 1958 days ago

Congratulations Andre - what a cool and useful portal! I love the robot voice too, ha ha.

IsabelCalabuig 1955 days ago