A BiodivERsA policy brief based on the CLIMIT project results
The “Conservation of threatened insects in Europe” policy brief is focusing on the conservation of threathened and vulnerable insects in the context of changing land use and climate. This brief builds on the BiodivERsA-funded CLIMIT project (see project page here), lead by Dr. Josef Settele. The brief gives some specific recommendations to contribute significantly to reaching the targets of the EU Biodiversity Strategy to 2020, and to fulfill the obligations in the EU Habitats directive. Appropriate adaptive management measures, in particular those integrating ecological knowledge and promoting habitat patches and heterogeneity plus connectivity in the landscape, are highlighted as beneficial to insect conservation.