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Call for practical restoration evidence for new EU study on ecosystem restoration

Vote for the European Natura 2000 Citizens’ Award!

Research to support innovating with nature

Department of Landscape Architecture, Ankara University, joins ECNC Network

New issue of ECNC Update published

Integrating nature into circular economy

Quality Destination in action!

New project to promote ecosystem restoration

European Ecosystem Services Conference: call for sessions open!

New issue of ECNC Update published

Land and Soil Management Award – Apply now!

Alpine Grassland Management Workshop addresses long-term protection of grasslands

European biodiversity indicator process revitalized

Promoting sustainable tourism in Uzundere through the QualityDestination programme

New issue of ECNC Update published

Natura 2000 Award 2016 - Deadline extended until 15 December!

Tackling nitrogen deposition in nature areas requires an integrated approach

Ecosystem services for nature, people and prosperity

Seminar discusses Natura 2000 management issues

Data to underpin Dutch Parliament view on EU nature legislation

’Eco-crossovers’ in the German–Dutch Euregio Rhine-Waal

How small businesses operationalise ecosystem services

New issue of ECNC Update published

ECNC networking for Europe’s nature and biodiversity

Biodiversity meter unveiled in Delft

Natura 2000 Award 2016 - apply now!

CEEweb Annual Academy focuses on water and nature directives

Natura 2000 Communication Platform and LIFE Database to improve information sharing

Launch of the Global Ghost Gear Initiative

Boreal forests and lakes provide inspirational services to OpenNESS project team

Introducing our most recent Board members

CNVP joins the ECNC Network

Expert workshop discusses the valuation of ecosystems and their services

Continental, Pannonian, Black Sea and Steppic Biogeographical Kick-off Seminar

New issue of ECNC Update published

Nature Outlook deriving key messages for policymakers and stakeholders

Towards clustered policy briefs for biodiversity

Breaking barriers: Stakeholder and public engagement for Natura 2000 sites

Bojanatour: From vision to reality

ECNC projects heavily featured during Green Week 2015

Over two thousand visitors at lively nature market in Tilburg

Destinations join up with the QualityDestination programme

Improving the assessment of Alpine grasslands conservation status

Nature offers innovations and solutions to societal challenges

European Topic Centre on Biodiversity to celebrate its 20th anniversary

OpenNESS: the results are starting to take shape

New issue of ECNC Update published

Announcing the Green-Go short film contest

Nature Outlook second stakeholder dialogue

Strengthening biodiversity and sustainable development in the Niederrhein and Waal

Europe's environment 2015: Future prosperity depends on bolder steps in policy, knowledge, investments and innovation

ECNC contributes to NatuRegio_Balkans ‘Future Workshop’

Videos to promote Natura 2000 in Austria now also with English subtitles

Commissioner Vella underlines the key importance of the Natura 2000 network

ECNC announces the second winner of the Sir Brian Unwin Incentive Award

ECNC and partners launch next phase of the Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process

ECNC and new Network partner CENN to discuss project opportunities

New issue of ECNC Update published

OpenNESS at the Belgian Ecosystem Services Community Christmas market

First Sir Brian Unwin Incentive Award presented

EU Natura 2000 ecological network: A success story at regional level

EcoFINDERS project characterized biodiversity and functioning of European soils

Final week to submit your Green-Go short movie

ECNC at very successful 1st Global Soil Biodiversity Conference

Bristol Natural History Consortium joins the ECNC Network

Stakeholders contribute to draft scenarios on the future of nature in Europe

Call for applications for Natura 2000 Award 2015 now open

The Netherlands helps holiday destinations become more sustainable

LANDLIFE Care for nature: First European Land Stewardship Congress

New issue of ECNC Update published

Ecosystem services support thriving business in Portuguese cork oak landscape

CEEweb and ECNC organize a Green Infrastructure capacity-building workshop in Poland

Date set for first Marine Biogeographical Process Seminar

European Topic Centre on Biological Diversity reviews 2014 action plan

Dissemination of environmental information in relation to the Birds and Habitats Directives

Healthy Seas removes 29,000 kg of nets from the North Sea

ECNC gives guest lecture at University of Antwerp

Nature-based tourism high on the agenda of Ordu Province, Turkey

Two Turkish nature areas join the QualityDestination programme

BioScore 2.0 biodiversity impact assessment tool reviewed by end users - report available

New project on the mapping and assessment of ecosystems and their services

Fact sheet on the Balkan Regional Ecological Network and the European Green Infrastructure

ECNC to provide ecological advice to landlord

Nature-based tourism opportunities discussed at QualityDestination seminar

CEEweb Academy on Green Infrastructure

Natura 2000 Biogeographical Process presented at EUROPARC 2014 conference

Nature-based solutions can provide economic and social benefits

Green Infrastructure LinkedIn Group and Knowledge Hub launched

Natura 2000 management workshop held in Hungary

IPBES discusses regional assessment of Europe and Central Asia

ECNC President visits headquarters in Tilburg

ECNC signs Memorandum of Understanding with Eurosite

Workshop focuses on the restoration of Alpine rivers

New issue of ECNC Update published

European Land Stewardship Congress ‘Land: Quality of Life’, Barcelona, November 2014

ECNC Group starts 'Green impetus for holiday destinations'

The Environment Foundation of Turkey joins the ECNC Network

Local Italian fishermen and diving community start collecting fishing nets for Healthy Seas

From data to decision making: 'The journey of a data point'

OpenNESS project team takes stock of progress

Knowledge transfer on natural pest control


Exchanging knowledge is an essential component in advancing the uptake of practices that are effective. This general principle applies strongly to the topic of natural pest control and how this can be supported by habitat management practices. Traditional knowledge holders, such as local farmers, are still too often underrepresented in international knowledge platforms. An evidence-based approach, including the recognition of uncertainty and that much is still unknown, provides a useful way forward for increasing the implementation of natural pest control interventions. The European Learning Network on Functional AgroBiodiversity (ELN-FAB) is an excellent example of a targeted knowledge transfer platform at a European level.

These are some of the take-home messages of the workshop on natural pest control that was held in the framework of the BiodiversityKnowledge project. Some 50 participants from all over Europe shared their experience on 17 and 18 January 2013 at a meeting in Paris. A number of presentations covered the BiodiversityKnowledge project, methods for synthesizing and assessing knowledge, involving traditional knowledge holders, dealing with uncertainty and non-knowledge (the type of knowledge of which one is so far unaware). Smaller groups dealt in an interactive way with prioritization of natural pest control interventions, how to deal with knowledge gaps, and evidence on effectiveness of interventions.

Natural pest control is one of the topics covered by ‘functional agrobiodiversity’. Therefore, ELN-FAB was invited to join the workshop and share experience about knowledge transfer with the participants. ELN-FAB has a lot to offer and possibilities for closer cooperation with the BiodiversityKnowledge project were identified.

For more information please contact Ben Delbaere.