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.
Ziel von WIPs-De ist der Aufbau eines nationalen Schutzprogramms für 15 Wildpflanzenarten, für die Deutschland im Rahmen des Bundesprogramms „Biologische Vielfalt“ eine besondere Verantwortung übernommen hat. In dem Projektverbund der Botanischen Gärten Berlin-Dahlem, Karlsruhe, Osnabrück, Potsdam und Regensburg sowie der Pädagogischen Hochschule Karlsruhe werden drei bisher meist isoliert durchgeführte Erhaltungsstrategien verknüpft: deutschlandweite Sammlung von Samen und Sporen und deren Sicherung in Genbanken unter Tiefkühlbedingungen, Erhaltungs- und Vermehrungskulturen ausgewählter Populationen in Botanischen Gärten und Schutzmaßnahmen an natürlichen Standorten, also Wiederansiedelungen oder Stärkung der Populationen. Hinzu kommt die Aufbereitung der Themen für die schulische und außerschulische Umweltbildung. Die Verbundpartner arbeiten eng mit den zuständigen Naturschutzbehörden sowie Fachleuten in Naturschutzorganisationen, botanischen Vereinen und anderen Botanischen Gärten zusammen. Nur so kann der Erfolg und die Nachhaltigkeit des Projektes gewährleistet werden. ... [Information des Anbieters]
Fauna & Flora International was established over a century ago. Founded in 1903, it was the world’s first international conservation organization and the pioneering work of its founders in Africa led to the creation of numerous protected areas, including Kruger and Serengeti National Parks. People and the environment are often trapped together in a downward spiral. Impoverished communities may consume the few natural resources available to them, which can result in greater poverty, deforestation, degraded soils, polluted water, disease and environmental crisis. A distinctive feature of Fauna & Flora International is our focus on working with local communities to help them develop their capacity to conserve their own biodiversity whilst also improving their living standards - long into the future. ... [Information of the supplier]
The countrywide Natura 2000 area database offers search possibilities in the Natura 2000 areas in Germany and provides information about their protected resources. Precise area information can be accessed separately for bird protection, and flora and fauna habitat areas (FFH areas) by area number, area size, the occurrence of habitat types and Appendix II species or bird species (Appendix I and migratory-bird species) as well as an area description. The area selection is made through the choice of one or more Federal States. By clicking on the area number you obtain the appropriate area profile. Inside the area profile you obtain a habitat profile by clicking on a habitat code. Input of the whole or part of an area name gives you a further selection possibility on the start page of the bird protection or FFH areas. All statements are taken from the German standard data sheet submitted to the EU. ... [Information of the supplier, translated]
Since 2000, the Canadian Peregrine Foundation's mandate has been expanded to address the needs of threatened and endangered raptors of all kinds. In 2001 the first efforts were made toward issues of owl conservation. This section of the website will be growing over time as we become more involved with owls, and we welcome your comments and suggestions. ... [Information of the supplier]
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]
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]
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]
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]