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URBIO2008 - Implementing the Convention on Biological Diversity in towns and cities

1st and Founding Conference of URBIO, May 21.-24. 2008 in Erfurt/Germany


More than 400 scientists, planners, and other practitioners from 50 countries held 20 themed symposia, comprising 120 oral and 120 poster presentations at the first URBIO conference. Additionally, excursions took place to sites where some of the best practices relating to urban biodiversity and sustainable design could be inspected and practical difficulties and solutions discussed. The Erfurt Declaration URBIO2008, an important scientific contribution to the debate during COP 9, emphasised the importance of urban biodiversity to halt global biodiversity loss.

Since the beginning of 2015 the conference's website is no longer available, but you can take a look at the conference's Keynote presentations here. Proceedings and other publications of URBIO2008 you can obtain at our publications page.

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