The European Community Biodiversity Strategy acknowledges a critical loss of species and genetic biodiversity occurring in Europe at present. It states that conserving European biodiversity is seriously hampered by a lack of biodiversity data. The project will for the first time collect this vital ecogeographic data for the socio-economically important species native to Europe. This information will be used to predict species composition within protected areas, subsequently actual population composition will be verified. This data will be used to enhance both their preservation in situ in established protected areas and in ex situ collections, as well as facilitating their sustainable use by industry. This will also the European Union and individual Member States to meet their obligations to the Convention Biological Diversity, provide the fundamental data required by its Clearing House Mechanism and help insure the well-being of European citizens.
Funding SchemeTHN - Thematic network contracts
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