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European crop wild relative diversity assessment & conservation forum

Objective

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 Scheme

THN - Thematic network contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Address
Edgbaston
B15 2TT Birmingham
United Kingdom

Participants (15)

CENTRE FOR DOCUMENTATION AND INFORMATION IN AGRICULTURE
Germany
Address
Villichgasse 17
53177 Bonn
DANISH INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
Denmark
Address
Kirstinebjergvej 10, Research Centre Aarslev
5792 Aarlev
FACULTE UNIVERSITAIRE DES SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES DE GEMBLOUX
Belgium
Address
Passage Des Deportes 2
5030 Gembloux
INSTITUTE OF BOTANY
Lithuania
Address
Zaliuju Ezeru Str. 49
2021 Vilnius
INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACAO AGRARIA
Portugal
Address
Quinta Do Marques
2784-505 Oeiras
INTERNATIONAL PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES INSTITUTE
Italy
Address
Via Dei Tre Denari 472/A
00057 Maccarese
INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES
Switzerland
Address
Rue Mauverney 28
1196 Gland
ISTITUTO SPERIMENTALE PER LA FRUTTICOLTURA
Italy
Address
Via Di Fioranello 52
00134 Roma
NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Greece
Address
Georgikis Scholis
57001 Thermi
NORDIC GENE BANK
Sweden
Address
Smedjevaegen 3
230 53 Alnarp
RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CROP PRODUCTION
Czechia
Address
Drnovska 507
161 06 Praha 6
RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF PLANT PRODUCTION
Slovakia
Address
Bratislavska Cesta 122
921 68 Piestany
THE NORWEGIAN CROP RESEARCH INSTITUTE
Norway
Address
Rute 509
2858 Kapp
UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID
Spain
Address
Ciudad Universitaria S/n
28040 Madrid
UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA
Latvia
Address
Miera 3
2169 Salaspils 1