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.
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8th Planta Europa conference “Save Plants for Earth’s Future”will take place in Kyiv, Ukraine in May 22-26, 2017. Host organisations will be the O.V. Fomin Botanical Garden of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, M.G. Kholodny Institute of Botany of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and M.M. Gryshko National Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine ... [Information of the supplier]
In conjunction with the publication of a cutting-edge annual report, scientists and policymakers will gather at Kew for the second international State of the World's Plants Symposium. An annual review of the major issues affecting plant diversity and abundance, Kew's State of the World’s Plants report provides data on important indicator metrics to show us how plants are faring and how this is changing over time. As well as revealing the current status, the report includes horizon scanning to identify important and emerging issues, including research and knowledge gaps. The two-day symposium offers a platform to discuss issues raised in the report and to engage the scientific community, policymakers and public alike. This year’s State of the World’s Plants will have a special focus on Madagascar – exploring the country’s unique biodiversity and examining how we can tackle threats to it. ... [Information of the supplier]
In conjunction with the publication of a cutting-edge annual report, scientists and policymakers will gather at Kew for the first international State of the World's Fungi Symposium. Building on the success of our State of The World’s Plants project, the State of the World’s Fungi report provides a review of our current state of knowledge and the major issues affecting fungal diversity and abundance. Also featured are fungal-plant interactions, conservation and uses of fungi, and the fungal tree of life. The two-day symposium brings together plant and fungal scientists, ecologists, conservationists and industry and policy experts from around the world, to discuss issues raised in the report. ... [Information of the supplier]
The seventh session of the Platform's Plenary (IPBES-7) will be held from 29 April to 04 May 2019 in Paris, France. IPBES-7 meeting documents are available on this web site [Information of the supplier, modified]
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]
The biennial International Congress for Conservation Biology is recognized as the most important global meeting for conservation professionals and students. The congress features a dynamic scientific program with more than 100 cutting edge symposia, workshops, posters, and focus groups; countless networking opportunities, fantastic field trips, and world-renowned speakers. The 26th ICCB takes place in Baltimore, Maryland, USA, on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. Chesapeake Bay is the world's most productive estuary and the region is rich in cultural and historical heritage and conservation challenges and success stories. If you have questions about ICCB, including the Calls for Proposals, email John Cigliano, chair of the Local Organizing Committee. ... [Information of the supplier]
SER organizes biennial world conferences and regional chapter meetings in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australasia, and Latin America where academics, practitioners, and students come together to exchange ideas, showcase their work, forge new alliances and participate in workshops, field trips and other educational activities. SER2013 is the 5th SER World Conference on Ecological Restoration and the 21st Annual Meeting since the Society’s founding in 1988. The first SER conference was held in Oakland, California in 1989, and this began a series of annual meetings that continued until 2005. That year, the Society switched to a biennial conference cycle with a broader international focus, celebrating the 1st World Conference on Ecological Restoration in Zaragoza, Spain. The 2nd World Conference was held in 2007 in San Jose, California; the 3rd in Perth, Australia in 2009; and the 4th in Merida, Yucatan, Mexico in August 2011. Madison, Wisconsin provides an ideal setting in which to celebrate the Society’s 5th World Conference and 25th Anniversary, as it was here that SER was originally founded and here that the science and practice of ecological restoration first began with the pioneering philosophies and early experiments of Aldo Leopold, Theodore Sperry and others. This rich history, coupled with the pressing need for restoration to play an ever more important role in informing land management and policy decisions, forms the basis for the SER2013 conference theme: Reflections on the Past, Directions for the Future. ... [Information of the supplier]
Open Landscapes 2013 will bring together researchers from all over the world that have a focus on open landscape habitats. The conference will cover a wide range of topics including ecological pattern and processes in undisturbed and disturbed ecosystems; consequences of global change for biodiversity and/or ecosystem services; plant-animal relationships; tools and targets for ecosystem restoration and innovative strategies for nature conservation. The focus will be given to all kinds of open landscape habitats including wetlands, coastal ecosystems, grasslands, wood-pastures, mountain ecosystems and agricultural landscapes. ... [Information of the supplier]
As the scale and acceleration of climate change become apparent, Global Warming is arguably viewed now as the key driver for the ‘carousel of 21st Century Challenges’. Both as a means of understanding the future causes of environmental degradation, and in providing opportunities for remediation, ecological restoration is among the most important activities available to us. How we apply ecological restoration is a matter of adaptation and survival that will define our resilience. SER2015 will take the concepts, the tangible manifestations and the practical applications of resilience as the main theme to explore the cutting-edge developments in and impacts of restoration ecology. The programme will focus on four key strands – science, culture, arts and education – providing an integrated whole view of the ecological challenges we face. The conference will be held at Manchester Central, in Manchester city centre. ... [Information of the supplier]
The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come. Building on the theme "Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions", it will present, discuss and create original approaches for conservation and development, helping to address the gap in the conservation and sustainable development agenda. ... [Information of the supplier]