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.
Project Gutenberg's Botany Bookshelf provides access on a number of historical botany books written by authors like Charles Darwin, Henry M. Brooks and Alexander von Humboldt. These free ebooks are available in ePub, Kindle, HTML and simple text formats. [Editorial staff vifabio]
Hinter den Kästchen verbergen sich die Pflanzen der fünf Exkursionen, die die AG Spezielle Botanik im Jahr 2011 durchgeführt hat: Botanischer Garten Marburg, Schloss- und Dammelsberg, Park Rauischholzhausen, Dammmühle und Amöneburg. Falls Sie nicht auf wissenschaftlichen Namen, Trivialnamen usw. kommen, dann lesen Sie die Assoziationshilfen im Info-Kasten. Die Lösung wird verdeckt angeboten. Spielen Sie doch einfach immer mal entspannt zwischendurch. Sie wiederholen so spielerisch die vorgestellten Arten. Und falls Sie sich unterfordert fühlen versuchen Sie es mal mit dem "Mittelgroßen Botanik-Quiz"! ... [Information des Anbieters, verändert]
Welcome to the "Better Botanical Business Bureau", where botanical mistakes in commercial and public venues and products are showcased and corrected. It is not unusual with products, ingredients, and images used in media, design, and commercial works to be presented with the wrong common names, wrong species names, and/or wrong ingredients. This blog provides scientific and educational information to correct such mistakes as part of a global effort to increase botanical knowledge. ... [Information of the supplier]
The central aim of Plant Cultures is to convey the richness and complexity of links between Britain and South Asia, through the story of plants and people. It is aimed at anyone interested in understanding the world around them. Britain and the Indian subcontinent have had an immense impact on each other, from the early traders and travellers of the 17th century, to the East India Company and British Empire, and then to independence and population movements in the 20th century. Much of this story is intimately bound up with plants, whether as trade commodities, food, or as subjects for artistic and religious expression. It’s a relationship that continues to be important today. Asian food, medicine, religion, music and film have all had a big impact on Britain’s cultural landscape. The Plant Cultures project covers both the historical and contemporary aspects of Britain and South Asia. Some topics will be familiar – the British Empire, Asian cooking and mehndi (henna painting). Some will be less familiar to many – the ancient traditions of South Asian art and medicine, or the role of sacred plants such as holy basil. The Plant Cultures website brings together a wide range of resources: historic images from museums and libraries, well researched information, contributions from members of the public, and carefully chosen links to other web resources. ... [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]
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]
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]
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 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 native plants of California are unlike any other in the world. From the richly colored expanse of spring wildflowers in the desert to groves of Monterey cypress on the coast, California's wild gardens are immensely diverse and awe-inspiring in their beauty. They define the landscape and offer Californians a sense of place, pride and stability, and they provide habitat for endemic wildlife species that exist no place else on earth. Since 1965, CNPS has worked hard to protect California's native plant heritage and preserve it for future generations. CNPS actively promotes the use of science in land use and management decisions through our Online Rare Plant Inventory and essential reference book: Manual of California Vegetation, 2nd Edition, both of which are the most advanced resources available for identifying and managing critical habitat in California. We work closely with decision-makers, scientists, and local planners to advocate for well-informed and environmental friendly policies, regulations, and land management practices. Originally formed in 1965 in the east bay region, the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a statewide non-profit organization of amateurs and professionals with a common interest in California's native plants. Our nearly 10,000 members work to promote native plant appreciation, research, education, and conservation through our five statewide programs and 33 regional chapters in California. Through membership in CNPS, Californians of all walks of life are able to support and engage in opportunities to experience and learn about native plants and their habitats, gardening and landscaping with native plants, restoration of habitat areas, and conservation issues throughout the state. ... [Information of the supplier]