The Andean Community LOOP of BioNET-INTERNATIONAL
[LOOP-Gemeinschaft der Ander von BioNET-INTERNATIONAL]
All ANDINONET member countries are within the top 11 rated mega-diverse countries. As expressed in the Regional Biodiversity Strategy, the countries of the Andean Community are increasingly concerned about loss of biodiversity and degradation of natural resources. Thus capacities for assessment, study and systematic observation and evaluation of biodiversity need to be reinforced at both national and subregional levels. The establishment of a national and subregional network supported by international cooperation is an effective means to assisting with the in situ protection of the ecosystems and the ex situ conservation of biological and genetic resources. Goals and Priorities *Build taxonomic capacity by facilitating access to funding, by providing taxonomic training for academics and parataxonomists, and by increasing taxonomic infrastructure (facilities, libraries, equipment). *Enhance scientific collaboration and networking and facilitate the exchange of specimens and information. *Consolidate the taxonomic information in museums and reference. *Promote the use of information management and electronic data bases. *Advocate taxonomy and integrate taxonomy with other sectors and networks for sustainable development.
Biology, Conservation
Bolivien, Kolumbien, Peru, Venezuela
20. Okt 2003
10. Nov 2011