Miguel Araujo coordinates a Think Tank within the Natura Connect project, bringing together representatives of the public administration, universities, private sector, and NGOs to discuss the implementation of the European Biodiversity Strategy in Portugal. • Date: November 21, from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm • Location: Évora • Participation is not open to the public This
Last year, together with a team of five academics and the support of numerous experts dedicated to the environment, Miguel B. Araújo coordinated the first exhaustive reflection on the state of biodiversity conservation in Portugal titled: Biodiversity 2030: A New Agenda for Conservation under Climate Change. For the first time in a document of this nature, a prospective analysis was included on
Title of the project NaturaConnect - Building a resilient ecological network of conserved areas across Europe for nature and people Principal Investigador for this contract Prof. Miguel B. Araújo Team members Dr. Diogo Alagador, Dr. Frederico Mestre, Dr. Babak Naimi, Ms Dora Neto, Dr. Alejandro Rozenfeld Background Funded by the European Union
Project description Biodiversity is declining at unprecedented rates, with far-reaching consequences for the functioning of ecosystems and human well-being. The loss of any species can have profound consequences given that all species are entangled in complex networks of interactions with other species. Thus, any species loss can promote a deep reorganisation of the communities and ecosystems.
Miguel Araújo was invited to give a keynote address in Portuguese parliament about the recently published study "Biodiversidade 2030". You can watch the full presentation on the belo YouTube video (from minute 49:30 onwards).
The European Biodiversity Strategy 2030 commits Union Member States to legally protect a minimum of 30% of the European Union’s land and sea area and to strictly protect at least a third of these protected areas. European Members States are also committed to effectively manage conservation areas and to restore Europe’s natural capital, thus taking a leading role in the Post-2020 Convention on
Publicado o estudo "Biodiversidade 2030: Nova Agenda para a Conservação em Contexto de Alterações Climáticas", encomendado pelo Ministério do Ambiente e Ação Climática e coordenado por Miguel Bastos Araújo. Participam ainda, como coordenadores setoriais, Sara Antunes, Emanuel Gonçalves, Rosário Oliveira, Sofia Santos e Isabel Sousa Pinto. O trabalho beneficiou ainda da colaboração empenhada de 14
CORESCAM: Studying Coastal Biodiversity Resilience to Increasing Extreme Events in Central America. A project co-led by Rosa Román Cuesta (CIFOR), Ana Rey and Miguel Bastos Araújo (both from MNCN-CSIC). Synthesis: Central America (Mesoamerica+Caribbean) has been dubbed the miner’s canary of climate change due to the marked increase in extreme events and their impacts over humans and
I was happy to share some thoughts on biodiversity, climate change and conservation planning to the representatives of the environmental ministries of CPLP (referring to the "Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries"). My presentation starts at
CLIMATE change is the greatest threat humanity faces – and we aren’t the only ones at risk. Global warming will harm millions of other species, including iconic endangered animals such as polar bears and tigers. Despite this, conservationists often don’t take climate change into account, meaning plans to preserve these species are doomed to fail. “It’s astonishing,” says Miguel Araujo at the