08-12 October 2012
15-16 October 2012
URBIO is an open worldwide scientific network for education and research with the aim to promote urban biodiversity through a continuing dialogue with the CBD Global Partnership on “Cities and Biodiversity”. In order to foster the scientific exchange between researchers, practitioners and stakeholders the network is organizing international scientific conferences and workshops prior to the COP meetings (Conference of the parties to the CBD). It holds a website and distributes newsletters with information about CBD, the Global Partnership, the Cities and Biodiversity Outlook, oncoming conferences, new literature and more. At the moment the head office of URBIO is located at the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt in Erfurt, Thuringia/Germany. The URBIO network is a non-profit scientific organisation, without own budget and currently funded by German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation.