18 April 2008
N2 Collecting plan development summary 17 Apr 08.
31 July 2007
N2 Bio-geographical groups. Priority guidelines,
produced by Costantino Bonomi, based on the discussions in Warsaw. Word
Progress in the bio-geographical
groups. Status June 2007. Document presented by Simon Linington in
July 17, 2007
Simplified schema: comparsion of list of holdings
with biogeographical priority species lists. PDF
July 14, 2006
ENSCONET Seed Collecting Manual version. PDF
ENSCONET Questionnaire about the collecting
manual July 2006 in Word.
Please send comments to N2 about the Collecting
June 7, 2006
ENSCONET 2nd Annual Meeting Valencia. PDF
file concerning the N2 Agenda. Please take a look before the meeting.
March 14, 2006
Excel file with the list of holdigns sent by N2
coordinator. Press here for
Excel File with the list of holdigns sent by N2 coordinator
after 1st annual meeting. Press here
March 9, 2006
Next Tuesday, the 14th of March we will be holding the N2 e-forum on collecting.
The forum will be open from 9-14 hrs, London Time (the same as ours).
We propose to debate the following issues:
·Completing the N2 questionaire: we emphasise the
importance of the need to complete this according to the model we sent
out so that we can put together a joint data base: Do people have
any problems with this?
·The development of the Bio-regional Groups (Atlantic, Boreal,
Alpine, Continental, Macaronesian and Mediterranean, these groups will
be very useful for proceeding with the establishment of priorities that
develop from the comparison of the base list with regional or national
red data lists. We are proposing to form a regional Macaronesian group
from the BASEMAC partners including the Madeira Botanical Garden and
the Faial Garden in the Azores. We already have good contacts with them
through our existing INTERREG programmes. Are there any other suggestions
or proposals for bio-regional groups?
·European List of Threatened Plants: we understand
that there is a new initiative for a revised European list but as this
will take time to produce, we propose that we should work with existing
national and regional lists, any comments or suggestions? We
really need to have the list of our holdings of threatened species in
Europe to proceed with collecting priorities etc. on a bio-regional
·Collecting protocols: we put up the latest version
of the collecting
protocols (prepared by RGBK, UPM, and JB Cordoba) for your revision
and suggestions, do you have any comments or proposals on this theme?
·Broadening of our list of holdings: It would be
convenient to have data from all the seed banks holding European native
species even though they are not all members of ENSCONET. We propose
that the BGCI list of gardens with European holdings should be used
as a basis for asking the remaining gardens or seed banks to send us
their basic data for the N2 and N3 questionaires. (The
BGCI list is attached).