The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) released the outcome reports on the regional assessment of biodiversity and ecosystem services for Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Central Asia. Find all of these reports at https://www.ipbes.net/outcomes.
Released from the National Science Foundation on June 20, 2017.
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