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

    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

    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

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

  • Updated quinoa descriptor list extended to crop wild relatives

    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...

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

    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

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

  • Descriptors for tree tomato and wild relatives published

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

  • Opportunities for CWR conservation in Central Asia

    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...