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Forthcoming Events:

Current Activities
  • European Red List of endangered macrofungi. Contact: Anders Dahlberg,
        >> Red List candidates (Excel-File 1.8 MB)
  • Active collaboration in the Global Red List Initiative

Past Activities

2018
European Congress of Conservation Biology, Jväskylä, Finnland, 11-16 June 2018 see https://conbio.org/mini-sites/eccb2018
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.

2017
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 http://macfungi.webs.com/apps/blog/categories/show/2148378-eccf-meeting-ohrid-2017

2015
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: http://www.mundiconvenius.pt/eventos/2015/xviicem2015/program_scientific-program.php
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1668644296713555/photos/?filter=albums (photo album)
Mapping and monitoring of Macromycetes in Europe. See Publications page.

2013
(participation) 3rd International Congress on fungal conservation, Muğla, Turkey - 11-15 November 2013 organized by ISFC see http://www.fungal-conservation.org

2012
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.

2011
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
http://mycetotheca.biol.uoa.gr/proboli-ekdilwshs/xvi-congress-of-european-mycologists.html
Important Mushroom areas in Europe. Contact: Eef Arnolds,
European Checklist. Contact: Regis Courtecuisse,


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

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

2006
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)

2005
The Cordoba-Meeting November 2005: Photo-Gallery

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