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Forthcoming Events:
  • 2019 XVIII Congress of European Mycologists, in Warsaw/Białowieża, Poland

Current Activities
  • European Red List of endangered macrofungi. This initiative aims to have 200 species predominantly distributed in Europe assessed by the end of March 2019 and officially red-listed by IUCN by year’s end. The success will depend on how many mycologists will contribute with information and be in charge of the assessments. This initiative is supported by IUCN and facilitated by Anders Dahlberg. The assessments of the species will be finalised during a workshop on March 25-29th.
    Access the Activities Plan 2019 for more information.
    Contact: Anders Dahlberg,
        >> Red List candidates (Excel-File 1.8 MB)
  • Active collaboration in the Global Red List Initiative
    Further details: About the initiative

Past Activities

State of the World's Fungi Report, which was discussed in a symposium at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, London, 13-14 September 2018.

European Congress of Conservation Biology, Jväskylä, Finnland, 11-16 June 2018 see
With a session convened by Susana C. Gonçalves, Panu Halme, Jacob Heilmann-Clausen, David Minter, Beatrice Senn-Irlet: The power of citizen science and big data to advance fungal conservation.

EMA/ECCF meeting jointly with ISFC, Ohrid, FYROM Macedonia, 1-6 October 2017: Fungal Conservation in a changing Europe -The Challenges Ahead
Local Organizer Prof. Mitko Karadelev, Skopje. See

XVII Congress of European Mycologists, Madeira Portugal, 12-15. September
Symposium on Fungal Conservation and Meeting of the ECCF – Moderators: Claudia Perini and Beatrice Senn-Irlet. See: (photo album)
Mapping and monitoring of Macromycetes in Europe. See Publications page.

(participation) 3rd International Congress on fungal conservation, Muğla, Turkey - 11-15 November 2013 organized by ISFC see

European Congress of Conservation Biology, Glasgow, Scotland, UK, 28 August – 1 September; with a session convened by Panu Halme et al. A fungal perspective of conservation biology.

XVI Congress of European Mycologists, Porto Carras, Greece, 19 to 23 September. Local organizer: Dr. Stefanos Diamandis, Thessaloniki. With a session dedicated to fungal conservation
Important Mushroom areas in Europe. Contact: Eef Arnolds,
European Checklist. Contact: Regis Courtecuisse,

Fungal Conservation, Whitby, North Yorkshire, 26th - 30th October 2009

Meeting St Petersburg, September 2007: the Minutes (pdf 84 KB)
Guidance for the Conservation of Mushrooms in Europe. Available in the Publications page.

Bern Convention:
ECCF, in collaboration with JEC (Journées Européennes du Cortinaire, Strasbourg-F) undertook a programme for having 33 fungal species registered in the Bern Convention Appendix I. The species, producing macroscopic fruit-bodies, comprise European priority species, for which threat is identified. Management can be efficiently adapted and conservation would yield a clear benefit to the concerned ecosystems. Priority habitats for the proposed species include old-growth forests, forests on very poor soils, bogs and swampy forests, unfertilised meadows, calcareous grasslands and sand-dunes. The introduction of these species into the Bern Convention Appendix would mean a great contribution to nature conservation and would recognise the crucial value of fungi in ecosystems functioning. However, it should be stressed that in fact many more species are threatened and in need of protection on a European scale.
See The 33 threatened fungi in Europe (Nature and environment, No. 136)

The Cordoba-Meeting November 2005: Photo-Gallery

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