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European crop wild relative diversity assessment & conservation forum

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.

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

Address

Edgbaston
B15 2tt Birmingham

United Kingdom

Administrative Contact

Jean HAMMERSLEY (Ms)

Participants (15)

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CENTRE FOR DOCUMENTATION AND INFORMATION IN AGRICULTURE

Germany

DANISH INSTITUTE OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES

Denmark

FACULTE UNIVERSITAIRE DES SCIENCES AGRONOMIQUES DE GEMBLOUX

Belgium

INSTITUTE OF BOTANY

Lithuania

INSTITUTO NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACAO AGRARIA

Portugal

INTERNATIONAL PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES INSTITUTE

Italy

INTERNATIONAL UNION FOR CONSERVATION OF NATURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES

Switzerland

ISTITUTO SPERIMENTALE PER LA FRUTTICOLTURA

Italy

NATIONAL AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Greece

NORDIC GENE BANK

Sweden

RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF CROP PRODUCTION

Czechia

RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF PLANT PRODUCTION

Slovakia

THE NORWEGIAN CROP RESEARCH INSTITUTE

Norway

UNIVERSIDAD POLITECNICA DE MADRID

Spain

UNIVERSITY OF LATVIA

Latvia

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2002-20010

  • Start date

    1 November 2002

  • End date

    31 October 2005

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 728 300

  • EU contribution

    € 728 300

Coordinated by:

UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAM

United Kingdom