The first international "Fascination of Plants Day" (May 18th 2012) will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation. The goal of this activity is to get as many people as possible around the world fascinated by plants and enthused about the importance of plant science. vifabio is supporting this campaign by collecting the most important internet sources together for you.
You will find more biological web resources in our Internet Guide - a catalogue of annotated and evaluated internet sites.
The Southern African Botanical Diversity Network - SABONET - is a GEF Project aimed at developing botany in southern Africa. The network connected and developed southern African herbaria, botanic gardens, botanists and other plant specialists through workshops, courses, and funding. SABONET also published a newsletter, SABONET News, and books in the SABONET Report Series with information on southern African plant biodiversity and rare and threatened plants, including checklists of the plants of Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. SABONET started in 1996 and came to a close at the beginning of 2005. This website is an archive of the project's achievements, and includes information on the people who made it work, the countries and institutions who formed part of the network, as well as downloadable versions of the many books and newsletters that were published during the lifespan of the project. ... [Information of the supplier]
Imagine a world without colour - imagine a world without plants! Plants colour our window boxes, gardens and natural landscapes. They provide us with inspiration and pleasure. Much more than this they provide our food, medicines, timber and a whole host of natural resources. They provide the oxygen in the air that we breathe and absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, helping to regulate the global climate. Please pledge your support - help us send a strong message and act to halt plant extinctions. In the International Year of Biodiversity please support the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation! (GSPC) ... [Information of the supplier]
The project „100 fields for biodiversity“ aims at establishing a nationwide conservation field network for wild arable plant species. Through this project, which is financially supported by the Deutsche Bundestiftung Umwelt (DBU, www.dbu.de), there is a realistic chance of countering the ongoing loss of species by implementing a network of conservation fields. The conservation of typical arable plant communities such as Caucalido-Adonidetum flammeae, Teesdalio-Arnoseridetum and Papaveretum argemones should be ensured within every ecosystem of Germany with the help of these „conservation fields“. On these fields, crop management is carried out without herbicide use and according to the growth preferences of the wild arable plants. The conservation fields should act as future centres for potential re-colonisation of rare species. ... [Information of the supplier]
The Botanical Association of Hamburg (Germany) - Botanischer Verein zu Hamburg e. V. - aims to improve the scientific knowledge about the flora of Hamburg, to raise public awareness of the importance of botanical diversity, and to protect the local flora which comprises highly endangered species such as Oenanthe conioides. ... [Editorial staff vifabio]
The Millennium Seed Bank Project is the largest ex situ conservation project ever conceived. Its partners will have banked seed from 10% of the world's wild plant species by the end of the decade. These will not be just any plants, but will include the rarest, most threatened and most useful species known to man. The Millennium Seed Bank Project seeks to develop a global seed conservation network, capable of safeguarding wild plant species. This will make direct contributions to national and global conservation/development programs, and will make a big contribution to meeting the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The current project runs until 2010. ... [Information of the supplier]
EURISCO is a web-based catalogue that provides information about ex situ plant collections maintained in Europe. EURISCO is based on a European network of ex situ National Inventories (NIs) that makes the European biodiversity data available everywhere in the world. The EURISCO Web Catalogue automatically receives data from the NIs through country NFPs. It currently contains passport data on more than 1.1 million samples of crop diversity representing 1,450 genera and 8,665 species from 38 countries. These samples of crop diversity represent more than half of the ex situ accessions maintained in Europe and roughly 19% of total worldwide holdings. EURISCO is hosted at and maintained by Bioversity International on behalf of the Secretariat of the European Cooperative Programme for Plant Genetic Resources (ECPGR). ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
Plantlife is the charity that speaks up for the nation’s wild plants. We work hard to protect them on the ground and to build understanding of the vital role they play in everyone’s lives. Wild plants are essential to life – they clean our air and water, provide food and shelter for our insects, birds and animals and are critical in the fight against climate change. Plantlife carries out practical conservation work, manages nature reserves, influences policy and legislation, runs events and activities that connect people with their local wild plants and works with others to promote their conservation for the benefit of all. Our wild plants have been marginalised and taken for granted for too long. Please help us to protect and conserve them. ... [Information of the supplier]
The archive contains pictures of crop plants from the whole world and from all of humanity’s living areas. It encompasses more than 10000 pictures of 1700 plant species. With the “Picture search” key you enter a comprehensive database. Here you can search for various plant names (scientific, German and English) or various aspects of use. ... [Information of the supplier, translated]
The database was constructed during the, now completed, research project “Information System for Renewable Raw Materials” (INARO). It offers detailed information about 85 cultivated plants for which a search is possible with both German and botanical names. The target groups include all who are concerned with renewable raw materials ─ from agriculture, guidance, trade and processing, through research, administration, and the representation of interests, to consumers and the press. ... [Editorial staff vifabio]
The database encompasses information for 568 useful plants from the whole world as well as 510 illustrations (as of: 01-2007), accessible via a detailed search mask (Search for: names, family membership, origin and the organ used). The descriptions of the species contain, amongst other things, information about characteristics, contained substances, and uses, in many case also, photographs. ... [Editorial staff vifabio]