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  • Check whether your CWR is threatened in BGCI's ThreatSearch!   [4]

    BGCI has released the most comprehensive database of conservation assessments in plants, where you can search over 242,000 conservation assessments,...

  • A global database for the distribution of CWR   [7]

    CIAT has published a global database for the distributions of crop wild relatives on the GBIF web site. The geographic coverage of the dataset...

  • Voluntary guidelines on national-level conservation of CWR and wild food plants endorsed   [8]

    The sixteenth session of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO) Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (CGRFA 16) was...

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    Updated quinoa descriptor list extended to crop wild relatives   [11]

    It is the year of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) and the old descriptor list from 1981 has not only been updated but also extended to include...

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    Core descriptors for in situ conservation of crop wild relatives' is the new addition to the Bioversity International Descriptor series   [12]

    The natural populations of many species of crop wild relatives are increasingly at risk. They are threatened primarily by the loss, degradation and...

  • Four decades of collecting mission data online   [13]

    Bioversity International has released the new version of it’s collecting mission database. Read more about Four decades of collecting mission data...

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    Descriptors for tree tomato and wild relatives published   [14]

    Descriptors for tree tomato (Solanum betaceum Cav.) and wild relatives have recently been published by Bioversity International. 

  • Opportunities for CWR conservation in Central Asia   [15]

    Crop Wild Relatives get a big mention in the brief World Bank press release, which announces a US$ 3.35 million Global Environment Facility Grant to...

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