Dear INTECOL Community,
We are very sad and angry following the horrific killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery. These recent events that captured global attention highlight systemic and continued social injustice and discrimination in the United States. The International Association for Ecology (INTECOL) is committed to building and supporting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive community and network of ecologists across the world. We echo the sentiments of the protesters: Black Lives Matter!
INTECOL is seeking nominations from ecological societies for candidates to fill positions on the Board. Replacement of up to 9 Board members is being sought, so that turnover of half of the Board can be achieved.
The INTECOL Wetland Working Group (WWG) will hold the 11th INTECOL International Wetlands Conference in Christchurch, New Zealand, in October, 2021. The chair of the organizing committee is Philippe Gerbeaux, and the co-chairs are David Perenarra-O'Connell and Shona Myers.
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