Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre

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The Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre (NBIC) is a national source of information on biodiversity. The centre's main function is to supply the public with updated and accessible information on Norwegian species and ecosystems. 

NBIC is also making an effort to increase the focus on biodiversity and raise public awareness about it. The objective is to provide the public debate with up-to-date, correct information. This will help to make the issue of biodiversity an important factor in decision-making processes.

News from Norwegian Biodiversity Information Centre

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  • Flies and mosquitoes dominate the Svalbard archipelago

    Global climate change is expected to cause major alterations in the years to come to the arctic ecosystems on the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard. These environmental changes will most likely be detected early through changes in the insect fauna.
  • Red listed species on Svalbard

    Red List assessment has been conducted for five groups of species on Svalbard. Overall, 270 species of vascular plants, springtails, freshwater fish, birds and mammals were evaluated. Of these, 71 species were red listed, of which 47 are considered to be threatened.
  • Dogs are sniffing out new species of truffles

    With assistance of specially trained dogs, researchers have been truffle hunting in Norway. Their goal is to fill the knowledge gap on truffles – not their bellies.
  • Tracking the impacts of alien species

    A new method enables researchers and others to assess and classify the environmental impacts of alien species.
  • Lack of knowledge about insect pollination

    Understanding exactly how pollinators – particularly bees - and the plants they pollinate are affected by human activities requires extensive knowledge. This knowledge is also important in calculating the value of pollination ecology.
  • Norway’s first Red List for Ecosystems

    For the first time an overall risk assessment for ecosystems has been done in Norway, using a method similar to the Red List criteria for species.
  • Sharing the species

    Norway makes a strong contribution in international data sharing on species.
  • All bees are accounted for

    Bees have great ecological and economic impact because of their important role in pollinating plants. Now, after several years of intense mapping of these industrious insects, all of Norway's bee species have been surveyed and catalogued.

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