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THE EUROPEAN FUNGAL RED LIST INITIATIVE

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

2nd Workshop in Cambridge, 20–24 April 2020

Building on last year’s success assessing the conservation status of over 104 European fungal species added to the Global IUCN Red List, we are delighted to announce that the IUCN has been given us active support for a second conservation workshop focused on the European Fungal Red List Initiative. In total, 147 European fungal species, including 8 lichens, are now included in the Red List, and the goal for 2020 is to assess and include at least 150 more European species. Just as it was last year, the success of this initiative will build on contributions made by any and all motivated to contribute their time and expertise to document and assess one or (preferably) more species. The workshop will finalize the red-list assessments currently in progress. More information will come during January through the ECCF network and at the website of the Global Fungal Red List Initiative — do have a look there to see the assessments progress.



THE EUROPEAN FUNGAL RED LIST INITIATIVE
Further details in the Activities page

IUCN Red List poster 2019
Click the image to download the full-sized poster in PDF format (10.3 MB)


European Mycologists Awarded

Warsaw, September 17, 2019
During the XVIII Congress of European Mycologists, in Warsaw, Poland, Professor Ahmed M. Abdel-Azeem, Chairman of the Arab Society for Fungal Conservation, delivered Honorary Membership Certificates, on behalf of the Society, to David L. Hawksworth, Julia Pawłowska, Lynne Boddy, Giovanni Pacioni and Anders Dahlberg. The Society 2019 Award was presented to David L. Hawksworth on the same occasion (pictured).

Arab Society Award D. L. Hawksworth


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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