Unidentified Fishermen and Market Women Trading Fish (image) Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) Share Print E-Mail Caption The result of three years of work, four regional assessments of biodiversity and ecosystem services covering the entire planet except the poles and the open oceans were approved by the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES), in Medellín, Colombia, at the 6th session of its Plenary. IPBES has 129 State Members. Credit Dietmar Temps/Shutterstock.com Usage Restrictions None Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.