Conservation of Microfungi: a voice for unprotected and vulnerable organisms
Dr Dave Minter
BioNET International (Egham)
Host Country Institutions:
Universidad de Buenos Aires, Plant Protection Institute, Jardin Botanico Nacional - Cuba, African Mycologcial Association
Caribbean, Europe & Central Asia, South America, South Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa
Argentina, Armenia, Cuba, India, South Africa, Ukraine
To initiate a global movement for biodiversity conservation of microfungi.
Three specialist conservation groups (for  non-lichen-forming ascomycetes & conidial fungi,  rusts & smuts, and  chromistans, chytrids, myxomycetes & zygo-mycetes), with conser-vation action plans prepared by each group for their fungi.
Sampled red lists of microfungi, prepared in collaboration and compatible with the IUCN Sampled Red List project, providing baseline for CBD 2010 objective.
Enhanced capacity for microfungal conserva-tion, prioritizing Africa, by training mycologists, deliver-ing equipment and en-hancing web-based in-formational resources.
Related Projects: Darwin Initiative Biodiversity Conservation in Cuba
, Recovering Ukraine's lost steppe, a unique opportunity
, Fungal Biodiversity Studies in the Ukraine
, The Darwin Project on Caribbean Fungi
, Biodiversity information in the Former Soviet Union