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.
World Economic Plants in GRIN is based on "World Economic Plants: A Standard Reference" (John H. Wiersema and Blanca León 1999). This publication provides essential reference data in a concise and readily accessible format for over 9,500 vascular plants of commercial importance in various parts of the world. It makes available to both scientists and nonscientists up-to-date scientific names for economically important vascular plants. It includes information garnered during more than two decades of nomenclatural research on economic plants by taxonomists of the Agricultural Research Service of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS). ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
BioPop is (1) a database of ecological and life-history traits of the plant species of the Central European Flora, and (2) an expert system based on this database and designed to support decision-making in landscape planning and nature conservation. You are able to test a prototype of BioPop now. Note that functions are limited. ... [Information of the supplier]
The newly-founded organisation “NetPhyD” (“Phytodiversity Network Germany”) will inform visitors about the goals, current activities and developments in the individual sections of the network on its website. Why do we need a Phytodiversity Network? And why a phytodiversity network in Germany? The answer is obvious. Roughly 35 years ago, the central agency for floristic mapping was founded. With this “establishment” came the first time, initially for West Germany, then also the eastern part of Germany and finally for all Germany, that all floristic botanists were brought together in one network. This eventually resulted in the publication of the atlases of the distribution of vascular plants in West and East Germany. Since this time, as the effort to produce a nationwide distribution atlas takes place – the data has already been merged, the final corrections are still pending – countless further initiatives are beginning, that can answer questions such as “Why can a plant taxon be found where?”, “Why is one species common and another rare?”, “Why is one species endangered, while another spreads further?”. NetPhyD will support, coordinate and integrate these initiatives. ... [Information of the supplier, translated and modified]
Welcome to Plant Talk, the only magazine to provide – on a world scale – information, encouragement and advice on plant conservation. Read in over 120 countries, Plant Talk is a vital and unique source of concise, targetted information for professionals, students and all those with a serious interest in plants and the environment. Plant Talk was published in printed issues quarterly from 1995 to 2006 by Plant Talk Ltd, a not-for-profit company supported by six leading botanical and conservation institutes. In 2006, the company has re-focused and its plan is to continue a web presence and to launch a new online Plant Talk magazine on the internet in 2007. ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
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]
Because of their enjoyment of, and interest in, the plant world, botanists, plant lovers, and friends of nature of all ages and professions have amalgamated in the Botanical Association for Nature Protection in Hesse (BNVH). We put our collective knowledge to the service of nature protection and particularly the protection of the plant world. In 1986 the BVNH was recognised as a Hessian nature protection association as defined in §29 of the Federal Nature Conservancy Act thereby obtaining the right (amongst others) to bring attention to the needs of nature protection in public planning, particularly from a botanical viewpoint. We arrange excursions and lectures in which you learn not only botanical and natural history facts, but also make contact with other people. From our membership list you can find out whether, or where, like-minded people live in your vicinity. Our journal Botanik und Naturschutz in Hessen contains contributions with useful facts and ideas for interested plant friends. You will find plant-sociological and ecological articles as well as floristic announcements, book reviews, literature reports and society news. ... [Information of the supplier, translated]
Locate plant species in cultivation around the world using our unique Plant Search. This database is compiled from lists of living collections submitted to BGCI by the world's botanic gardens. To protect rare species, the location of some plants cannot be displayed but you can make contact with hidden gardens via our plant locator form. You may have to query more than once as this search works on the 'AND' principle i.e. medicinal and CITES listed. It is BGCI's intention to keep adding to these lists of conservation interest. ... [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]
Ein Projekt des Deutschen Verbandes für Landschaftspflege (DVL) in Kooperation mit dem Landschaftspflegeverband Mittlere Oder und dem Landschaftspflegeverband Südpfalz. Der Aufbau des europaweiten Netzes von geschützten Lebensräumen – Natura 2000 – ist ein wichtiger Meilenstein zur Erhaltung und Entwicklung der biologischen Vielfalt in Europa. Die Ausweisung und Sicherung der FFH- und Vogelschutzgebiete kann aber nicht ohne den dort wirtschaftenden Menschen vorgenommen werden. Denn die Nutzung oder Pflege vieler Flächen ist unabdingbare Voraussetzung für den Erhalt dieser Lebensräume. Notwendig ist deshalb eine enge Zusammenarbeit von Landnutzern, Kommunen und Naturschützern. ... [Information des Anbieters]
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]