ENSCONET, the European Native Seed Conservation Network, opens today its web site to the public (www.ensconet.com). ENSCONET wants this web site to be a window to the world of plant seed conservation in Europe.
The aims of ENSCONET are to improve the quality, co-ordination and integration of European seed conservation practice, policy and research, and to assist the European Union’s conservation policy and its obligations to the Convention on Biological Diversity.
One of the primary targets of ENSCONET is to provide simple and understandable information on seeds and conservation - information that from today on is available for much more people. As Simon Linington, chair of the ENSCONET management team, says “Having a website that is kept up-to-date with interesting content is essential in any modern project. It is particularly important in the case of an EU Co-ordination Action such as ENSCONET where providing technologists, researchers, policy makers and the public with the outcome of its activities is central”
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