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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The first international "Fascination of Plants Day" will be launched under the umbrella of the European Plant Science Organisation (EPSO). 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 for agriculture, in sustainably producing food, as well as for horticulture, forestry, and all of the non-food products such as paper, timber, chemicals, energy, and pharmaceuticals. The role of plants in environmental conservation will also be a key message. ... [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
The Millennium Seed Bank Project is the largest ex situ conservation project ever conceived. Its partners will have banked seed from 10% of the world's wild plant species by the end of the decade. These will not be just any plants, but will include the rarest, most threatened and most useful species known to man. The Millennium Seed Bank Project seeks to develop a global seed conservation network, capable of safeguarding wild plant species. This will make direct contributions to national and global conservation/development programs, and will make a big contribution to meeting the objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The current project runs until 2010. ... [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]
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]