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  • BIODIVERSITY-L is a community announcement list for policy makers and practitioners involved in international biodiversity policy. This free knowledge-sharing tool is managed and moderated by the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) Reporting Services. BIODIVERSITY-L is a peer-to-peer service meant to advance understanding by allowing subscribers to post announcements related to contributions and activities with a strong focus on biodiversity policy. BIODIVERSITY-L offers users a tool to better publicize and coordinate their efforts through virtual knowledge exchange.

  • Postings include international biodiversity policy news, announcements of workshops/conferences, job listings and information on new publications and online resources. Postings also include the Biodiversity Update, a compilation of items recently posted to the Biodiversity Policy & Practice knowledgebase, which was also developed by IISD.

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