Posted on 10 May 2018

Statement by Dr. Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) on World Migratory Bird Day 2018

Migratory birds are among the most powerful symbols of the need to protect biodiversity and ecosystems across and beyond national borders. Their annual odysseys – already epic in scope – are made more difficult every year as biodiversity declines, ecosystems are destroyed and land is degraded in every region of the world.

Posted on 09 May 2018

Congratulations to Professor Sebsebe Demissew, former Co-Chair of the IPBES Multidisciplinary Expert Panel (MEP), who was just elected as a Foreign Member of The Royal Society - the world's oldest scientific academy in continued existence. To read more go to: 

Posted on 26 Mar 2018

La causa principal de la pérdida de especies y factor de la migración de millones de personas para el año 2050 En el informe de evaluación de 3 años de referencia, más de 100 expertos describen los costos, peligros y opciones

Posted on 26 Mar 2018

Main cause of species loss & driver of the migration of millions of people by 2050 In landmark 3-year assessment report, 100+ experts outline costs, dangers & options

Issued by the IPBES secretariat on 23 March 2018

Posted on 24 Mar 2018

El bienestar humano está en riesgo. Los informes de referencia destacan opciones para proteger y restaurar la naturaleza y sus vitales contribuciones a las personas

Posted on 23 Mar 2018

Biodiversity – the essential variety of life forms on Earth – continues to decline in every region of the world, significantly reducing nature’s capacity to contribute to people’s well-being. This alarming trend endangers economies, livelihoods, food security and the quality of life of people everywhere, according to four landmark science reports released today, written by more than 550 leading experts, from over 100 countries.

Posted on 12 Jan 2018


On 20 December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution declaring 20 May of each year as World Bee Day.

Posted on 10 Jan 2018


To freely access the full text of the article in the 19 January 2018 edition of Science please use these links: (NB: Only available once published by Science and only free if accessed from this page on the IPBES website)


Posted on 20 Nov 2017
Deforestation, Biodiversity loss

While solutions to climate change remain elusive, at least the world's policymakers have demonstrated an understanding for the risks posed by rising temperatures. Unfortunately, there is no similar awareness of the threat posed by biodiversity loss – a shortcoming that scientists are urgently seeking to rectify. access it here:

Posted on 03 Nov 2017

A new article co-authored by the Co-Chair of the IPBES MEP, Marie Stenseke, and the IPBES Executive Secretary, Anne Lariguaderie: "The role, importance and challenges of social sciences and humanities in the work of IPBES" - access it here: 

Posted on 07 Sep 2017

__Ordos, China__ – Leading world experts today in China presented an update on the first comprehensive evidence-based assessment of global land degradation and restoration, to be launched next March by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services’ (IPBES).

Posted on 20 Apr 2017

Experts are invited to participate in the external review of the four IPBES regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services (for Africa, the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and Central Asia) and the thematic assessment on land degradation and restoration. IPBES aims to finalize these five assessments at the sixth session of the IPBES Plenary, in March 2018.

Posted on 28 Mar 2017

Media release about new expert article published in Ecology Letters building on the IPBES Assessment on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production

Posted on 07 Mar 2017

The keynote message at the opening of the 5th IPBES Plenary session highlighted the complex links between action on climate change and protection of biodiversity.

Posted on 07 Dec 2016

Bonn (IPBES Media) – In 2005, the Millennium Ecosystem Assessment (MA) changed the way we look at our world. The IPBES Global Assessment, to be finalized in early 2019, is the scientific successor to the MA. Its findings will be the basis for national and international decision-making by Governments, the private sector and civil society over the next decade and beyond – providing the science to underpin success of the new Sustainable Development Goals.

Posted on 06 Dec 2016

Bonn (IPBES Media) – Pollination and the protection of pollinators are among the key issues of focus at the 13th Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP13), currently underway in Cancun, Mexico – with a draft decision expected to be negotiated by the COP today, building on the recent publication of the Assessment on Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production, by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, IPES (

Posted on 28 Oct 2016

Remarks by Dr. Anne Larigauderie, Executive Secretary of IPBES at the UN Talk, Celebrating UN Day and 20 Years of the UN in Bonn, Germany, 28 October 2016

Posted on 06 Sep 2016

The scoping report for a possible future assessment of the sustainable use of biodiversity by IPBES is open for review from 5 September 2016 until 2 October 2016. The document will then be revised by the experts and submitted for consideration by IPBES-5 in March 2016. Letter of invitation and template for response are here.

Posted on 16 Jun 2016

The IPBES task force and technical support unit on capacity-building are pleased to invite you to attend the third webinar of the IPBES Webinar Series. The webinar will take place 14:00-15:00 CEST, Thursday 23 June 2016. In this webinar, we will partner with Professor Simon Potts, co-chair of the IPBES Thematic Assessment of Pollinators, Pollination and Food Production, who will give a presentation on “The IPBES Pollination Report”.

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