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International Organisation for Biological Control (IOBC)
Organisation Internationale de Lutte Biologique (OILB)

The International organisation for Biological Control (IOBC) promotes environmentally safe methods of pest and disease control. It is a voluntary organisation of biological-control workers.

Membership in IOBC gives individuals and organisations the opportunity to participate in biological control activities beyond their specific jobs and workplaces, to step outside their bureaucracies, and to contribute to the promotion of biological control worldwide.


IOBC Regional Sections and Working Groups

 

Regional Sections

IOBC: Regional Sections

APRS

 

Asia and the Pacific Regional Section (India, South-East Asia, Japan and Australia)

ATRS

 

African Tropical Regional Section (African countries south of the Sahara)

EPRS

 

East Palearctic Regional Section (Eastern Europe)

NRS

 

Nearctic Regional Section (North America)

NTRS

 

Neotropical Regional Section (Latin-American countries)

WPRS

 

West Palearctic Regional Section (Europe, Mediterranean Region, Near- and Middle East)

APRS WPRS ATRS EPRS NTRS NRS

 


Latest news

Training Course

Hands-On Training Course, 2-9 September 2017, Beijing, China & Hanoi, Vietnam (concurrent): MAXIMIZING OPPORTUNITIES FOR BIOLOGICAL CONTROL IN ASIA'S CHANGING AGRO-LANDSCAPES

Hands-On Training Course, 2-9 September 2017, Beijing, China & Hanoi, Vietnam (concurrent)

Event Information

New IOBC-Global EXE

IOBC President

The IOBC-Global Executive Committee for the next four years (2016-2020) has been elected.

Read more about the new IOBC-Global EXE

Plantwise

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The IOBC Green & Yellow List approach goes global with Plantwise. Over 500 green and yellow lists have been developed in Plantwise countries and are published on the free online Knowledge Bank.

Read more about the IOBC Green & Yellow List approach

ICE 2016

Event: ICE

XXV International Congress of Entomology, 25.-30.09.2016, Orlando, Florida, USA. There have been four IOBC-sponsored symposia, plus a host of additional talks related to biological control and IPM.

Read more about ICE 2016

IOBC-APRS WG Meeting

IOBC-APRS workshop

The 1st international workshop of IOBC-APRS (Asia and Pacific Regional Section), "Working Group Predatory Mites as Biological Control Agents" was successfully held in Beijing on 15-19 May 2016.

Read more about the 1st IOBC-APRS WG Meeting

IOBC Workshop on BC

IOBC Workshop in Engelberg

A very successful IOBC workshop about "Concepts and Opportunities in Biological Control" was held in Engelberg, Switzerland, from 11-15 October 2015.

Read more about the IOBC Workshop on Biological Control

IOBC-Global Newsletter

IOBC Global Newsletter, latest issue

Latest Issue (pdf), June 2016

Writing Partnership

Writing Partnership: Non-native English speakers sometimes need help in preparing scientific articles for publication in English language journals.

Non-native English speakers sometimes need help in preparing scientific articles for publication in English language journals.

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Forum article in BioControl

Forum article in BioControl: Will Biological Control Be Impossible in the Future?

Will Biological Control Be Impossible in the Future?
Forum article in the journal BioControl of the Commission on Biological Control and ABS.

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