ABS and Nagoya meeting

Please find an invitation from Alistair Griffiths, Director of Science & Collections at the RHS: "As you may be aware, the implementation of the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and the Fair and Equitable Sharing of Benefits Arising from their Utilization has been underway since the passing of the EU Regulation last year. …

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New access for JStor

As you may be aware, Plant Heritage is able to provide access the online Journal repository JStor for National Collection Holders to conduct research relating to their plants. We have recently also acquired access to the Global Plants site, also run by Jstor. “Global Plants lets herbaria share their plant type specimens, experts determine and …

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Japanese visit to Hampton Court

A study tour from Japanese botanic gardens visited the Plant Heritage Marquee on the last day of Hampton Court Palace Flower Show to speak to all the Collection Holders present and admire their displays. They will be visiting a few Collections during the week as part of a fact-finding trip and then returning to Japan.

Consultation on Wildlife & Countryside Act Schedule 9 – addition or removal of listed taxa

Currently underway is the consultation on the review of Schedule 9 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) (as amended)). Defra and the Welsh Government have asked Natural England and Natural Resources Wales, to work jointly through the JNCC to review Schedule 9 of the act. Under section 14 of the Act it is an offence to …

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