Pauline Roger gave a presentation of the her role as European Project Manager of Inspire4Nature to the MAD team, at our host lab the Centre d’Ecologie Fonctionnelle et Evolutive, in Montpellier, France. Aimed at an audience of researchers, her presentation covered the whole project cycle, from building the consortium, to implementation, to reporting. A behind-the-scenes perspective of the many facets of managing a large international consortium!
As part of Training Session 4 – Theory & practice of communicating at the science-policy interface – Inspire4Nature fellows are now receiving training on how to communicate about scientific results to a broad, non-specialised, audience.
The Supervisory Board of Inspire4Nature reconvened for a second extraordinary meeting on the 18th September 2020. Still impossible to meet in person, so again we met online.
New article shows protected areas are contributing significantly to the conservation of rare & threatened birds across tropical biodiversity hotspots. Led by Victor Cazalis (University of Montpellier), the study was co-authored by former Inspire4Nature fellow Joseph Kelly and by Inspire4Nature senior scientists Stu Butchart and Ana Rodrigues.
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The third (regular) meeting of the Inspire4Nature Supervisory Board took place on the 11th June 2020. We couldn’t meet in person in Marseille as planned, but we still had a full day of important discussions.
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We were supposed to be in Marseille, we met online instead! Two days of brilliant presentations on the progress made by the Inspire4Nature fellows, with plenty of time for discussions.
Inspire4Nature’s Supervisory Board held an extraordinary remote meeting on the 20th April 2020 to discuss the effects of the ongoing covid19 pandemic on the project.
The Supervisory Board is the decision-making body governing the Inspire4Nature Consortium, responsible for the overall management and monitoring of the project. It is composed of one member of each participant organisation, as well as two representatives of the fellows as observers. This extraordinary meeting was convened to discuss how the ongoing covid19 epidemic is affecting the project, including effects on the fellows’ individual training programme and consequences for the project-wide training programme.
Applications are now open for a 23-month research fellowship on the effectiveness of Protected Areas at conserving biodiversity! Based in Montpellier (France), in collaboration with BirdLife International and the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC). Deadline: 8 November. For more information, see this page.
The second meeting of Inspire4Nature’s Supervisory Board took place on the 28th September 2019 in Rome, hosted by Sapienza Università di Roma.
The Supervisory Board is the decision-making body governing the Inspire4Nature Consortium, responsible for the overall management and monitoring of the project. It is composed of one member of each participant organisation, as well as two representatives of the fellows as observers. The agenda of this second meeting focused on: overview of progress in the training programme, open access, financial management, discussion of the next training session and upcoming project deliverables.
Inspire4Nature fellows and supervisors participated in a set of three panel discussions open to the public as part of 2019 European Researchers’ Night. Under the theme Talking conservation: how to design a better future for the world’s biodiversity, and followed by a Biodiversity Happy Hour, this event was organised by the Global Mammal Assessment lab at Sapienza Università di Roma.