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Country reports and responses to a questionnaire which served as a baseline at the special international meeting on 'Fungal Conservation: Science, infrastructure and politics' in Whtiby, UK demonstrate a growing interest in conservation issues throughout Europe

The ECCF was founded

in 1985 and has some 80 representatives from almost all European countries countries, reflecting its European status. Its sole objective is to promote the conservation of fungi.

The ECCF aims to
  • promote the attention for the conservation of Fungi to all governmental bodies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) as well as to politicians and mycologists
  • stimulate studies and publications on the changes in the mycoflora on a local, regional, national and European level
  • stimulate studies and discussions on the factors and processes responsible for these observed changes in the mycoflora
  • stimulate the publication of national and regional Red Data Lists of threatened fungi
  • promote international co-operation in research, monitoring programs and in the publication of an European Red Data List of threatened fungi

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