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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
The Conservation Project aims at planting groves of endangered species of Cupressus. Some species are not endangered over their whole range, but several isolated populations are at risk because of the small number of trees on a limited surface. Since the 10 March 2009 the Cupressus Conservation Project is a non-profit organization. The project's web site provides photographs and reproductions of protologues for many species of Cupressus. ... [Information of the supplier, modified]
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]
Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas (SKUD) is a national reference network for data about Swedish cultivated plants. Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas registers information about Swedish cultivated plants, their names, and their properties. A particular focal point of this database is the description of nomenclatural and taxonomic relationships. ... [Information of the supplier, translated and modified]
The database provides detailed information on 670 agroforestry tree species in order to help field workers and researchers in selecting appropriate species for agroforestry systems and technologies. For each species, the database includes information on identity, ecology and distribution, propagation and management, functional uses, pests and diseases and a bibliography. ... [Information of the supplier]