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 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]
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]
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]
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 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP15) will be held in China in 2020. The conference will establish the next 10 years strategic plan, to set up global biodiversity conservation targets for 2021-2030. The year before the CBD COP15, the World Forum on Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (2019 GSPC) will be held in China. The aims of the forum are to discuss how to improve the current draft of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation 2021-2030 and how to integrate them into the post-2020 Biodiversity Strategy Framework; to review the progress and lessons learned in implementations of the current GSPC and demonstrate the best practices and plans on wild plant conservation during the COP15. We are pleased to invite experts and relevant colleagues from all over the world and China to participate in and contribute to the Conference. ... [Information of the supplier]