BIODICE á Vistís 2024

English below.

Á VistÍs ráðstefnu Vistfræðifélags Íslands sem haldin var þann 5. apríl 2024 var málstofa um líffræðilega fjölbreytni og verndarlíffræði. Skúli Skúlason hélt þar erindi um Líffræðilega fjölbreytni á Norðurlöndum sem er nýtt verkefni BIODICE. Á ráðstefnunni voru einnig málstofur um sjávarvistfræði, þurrlendis vistfræði, fiskavistfræði og atferlisvistfræði fugla.

The EcoIce conference was held on 5th of april 2024 and there was a session on biodiversity and conservation. Skúli Skúlason presented The Nordic Biodiversity Framework – a new BIODICE project. The conference also had sessions on marine ecology, terrestrial ecology, fish ecology and behaviour ecology of birds.


The Nordic Biodiversity Framework is a new collaborative project that examines the implementation of the Kunming-Montreal Global Biodiversity Framework targets (GBF) in policy in the Nordic region. The project is coordinated by BIODICE and funded by the Nordic working group for Biodiversity of the Nordic Council of Ministers.

The project addresses the rapid loss of biodiversity, one of the most pressing issues of our times. The vision of the GBF is a world of living in harmony with nature where “by 2050, biodiversity is valued, conserved, restored and wisely used, maintaining ecosystem services, sustaining a healthy planet and delivering benefits essential for all people”. 
According to the GBF, 23 targets are to be met for 2030 and the primary aim of the Nordic Biodiversity Framework project is to evaluate and support the implementation of the first eight of those targets in the Nordic countries. The focus will be on compiling and interpreting existing knowledge on biodiversity and policy in the different countries and to establish a network of scientists, experts, policy makers and other stakeholders. This will be achieved through targeted information gathering and workshops. The expected results in 2024 will support the national needs for realistic plans and actions for reaching the GBF targets.