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Luigi Guarino's Blog (4)

Pavlovsk update

The story of the threatened berry germplasm collection at Pavlovsk in Russia is definitely going viral on the internet. Incredible coverage, most recently from VoA: http://www1.voanews.com/learningenglish/home/Housing-Plan-Threatens-Seed-Bank-in-Russia-101334344.html. There's a summary here:… Continue

Added by Luigi Guarino on August 24, 2010 at 12:58 — No Comments

Saving Pavlovsk

A very unfortunate situation is developing at the Pavlovsk research station of the Vavilov Institute in St Petersburg, home of an important collection of agrobiodiversity. It is described here http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/nature/worlds-biggest-collection-of-berries-and-fruits-faces-axe-2011015.html. There's a suggestion for action here… Continue

Added by Luigi Guarino on June 26, 2010 at 20:00 — 1 Comment

Agrobiodiversity is biodiversity too

In my latest post at the Agricultural Biodiversity Weblog I describe very briefly an attempt to bridge the gap between the biodiversity conservation and agricultural communities by combining data on deforestation and on the wild relatives of crops. http://agro.biodiver.se/2010/04/crop-wild-relatives-mashed-up-with-deforestation/


We sometimes forget that there is much biodiversity…
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Added by Luigi Guarino on April 30, 2010 at 8:38 — No Comments

Introducing myself

Thanks for the invitation to join the Biodiversity Media Alliance. I just want to use my first post here to say that I work on the ex situ conservation of plant genetic resources for food and agriculture, including crop wild relatives, but my interests extend to the conservation and sustainable use of agrobiodiversity in general, by whatever means :)



Together with my friend and colleague Jeremy Cherfas, I blog on these issues at the Agricultural… Continue

Added by Luigi Guarino on April 29, 2010 at 8:20 — No Comments

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