The INTECOL Wetland Working Group (WWG) will hold the 11th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference in Christchurch, New Zealand, in early September 2020. The Chair of the organizing committee is Philippe Gerbeaux, and the Co-Chairs are Deirdre Hart, Clive Howard-Williams, Di Lucas, Aroha Mead and Shona Myers. Beautiful New Zealand is within about 10 h from most countries on the Pacific Rim.
The INTECOL Board has been informed by members about the plans of the Polish government to allow much greater logging in the Białowieża Forest in Eastern Poland than earlier established in long-term management plans. These major changes in the exploitation of the vast forest areas in the Polish part of Białowieża have been motivated officially by outbreaks of the bark beetle, which is affecting spruce trees in the outer areas of the forest.
Call of world Ecological Societies related to the COP21
World Ecologists urge the Parties meeting this December in Paris to take decisive steps against climatic change
Ecological Societies call to strengthen and better enforce European birds and wild habitats, fauna and flora directives
European Ecologists urge the European Union to strengthen the correct and effective application of the Birds and Conservation of natural habitats and wild fauna and flora