Help wanted to write book of life

 A virtual book of all life on Earth is being created by UK and US scientists. The online reference work will create a detailed world map of flora and fauna and track changes in biodiversity. The database, dubbed a “macroscopic observatory”, will be populated with data about local species gathered by members of the public. […]

GRAIN's interview with Dr Melaku Worede

“From a global perspective, the single focus of gene banks seems to be on collecting and preserving whatever samples they can find, and they call that conservation. We, on the other hand, believe in conservation through use, in keeping diversity alive as you use it, without compromising the diversity already built up over centuries by […]

PhD Positions in Agrobiodiversity 2010 at Scuola Superiore Sant Anna, Pisa Italy

The PhD Programme in Agrobiodiversity is aimed at the enhancement of human resource capacities in the use and management of genetic variation in agricultural and natural systems, in order to improve the sustainability of agricultural systems and the conservation of genetic resources for the well-being of present and future generations. The Programme is structured in […]

'The Real "Food Security" Issue is to Conserve Natural Resources' , says BirdLife

BirdLife has published a new paper – “Food security, climate change & biodiversity” – which coincided with the recently ended  meeting of the G8 agriculture ministers in Rome. The paper reviews the relationship between food security, climate change and biodiversity. It attempts to dispel the arguments put forward by some interest groups that last year’s […]