Nibbles: Tree diversity, App diversity, Fish diversity, Botanist diversity, Conifer diversity, Genebank diversity, Cowpea diversity, Eurisco info diversity

by Luigi Guarino on January 29, 2013

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Abigail Rumsey January 29, 2013 at 3:50 pm

There’s the National Biodiversity Network (http://www.nbn.org.uk/), which has UK species distribution maps, the data of which has been integrated into various web services and apps.

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Luigi Guarino January 29, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Thanks! Which apps?

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Dave Wood January 29, 2013 at 4:25 pm

About CIMMYT and the Turkish landraces: CIMMYT says: “However, since #Turkey is a signatory to global PGR agreemen[t], they’ll be available to outside upon request.”
The assumption seems to be that countries accepting the FAO Seed Treaty will make national samples available. I am not sure that this is a reasonable assumption. The evidence is that most samples now available internationally come from either the CGIAR (as ever – pat on the back) or from developed countries, notably the USA (as ever – also pat on the back) and not from other sources. Unless Turkey is specifically paid for these samples, why should it distribute them? The same goes for Brazil, India, Ethiopia and many more. Indeed, there is some evidence that countries not part of the FAO Seed Treaty are being paid specifically to make samples available: for example Mexico for Phaseolus beans and Russia for VIR samples. So it can pay not to be a member of the FAO Treaty. I am sure that was not the intention.

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sanaa January 30, 2013 at 5:49 am

Dear Dr. Luigi
Thanks , for Natural England launches an app competition.
Me, I’d like to make such species distribution and new
maps this in an app Wild wheat Mainly because change platform form the past and there is new locations In-situ.
Our earth have new thing each year.

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