"The actual flowers are the plant's highest fulfilment, and are not here exclusively for herbaria, county floras and plant geography: they are here first of all for delight. " - John Ruskin
"To heighten awareness of the endangered native flowers of Crete, with the aim to conserve and protect species and their environment for future generations."
Latvian Christian Academy is State accredited University (see Accreditation papers), which offers unique, internationally approved higher education for creative people. Our reputation is secured by high quality education and research as well as special atmosphere of benevolence towards students.
By the multilateral Agreement of the governments of Spain, France, Greece, Italy, Portugal, Turkey and Yugoslavia, the International Center of Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (ICAMASCIHEAM) was established∗ with the purpose of offering post-graduate education
The New York Botanical Garden is a museum of plants, an educational institution, and a scientific research organization. Founded in 1891 and now a National Historic Landmark, it is one of the greatest botanical gardens in the world and the largest in any city in the United States, distinguished by the beauty of its diverse landscape and extensive collections and gardens, as well as by the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science.
Park for the Preservation of Flora and Fauna
At a time when living organisms are disappearing at an alarming rate, especially through habitat destruction, the Park for the Preservation of Flora and Fauna of the Technical University of Crete, which extends to 30 hectares, constitutes a small but important area where native plants and co-existing animals are protected and can develop without human intervention.
The Organization for the Phyto-Taxonomic Investigation of the Mediterranean Area (OPTIMA) is an international association of botanists interested in the Mediterranean area. OPTIMA encompasses botany in its widest sense and deals with all groups of plants and all disciplines which have an impact on systematic studies.
BGCI is an international organisation that exists to ensure the world-wide conservation of threatened plants, the continued existence of which are intrinsically linked to global issues including poverty, human well-being and climate change.
UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme
To provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
The Sigtuna Foundation is a private cultural foundation whose principle aim is to inspire human thought and reflection as well as to stimulate and facilitate dialogues, encounters and bridge building relations.
Founded in 1917 it grew out of a student movement that sought to revitalize both the Church of Sweden and society at large by fostering a creative and fruitful exchange between believers and secularists, between religion and science, culture and the arts.
The statutes of the Sigtuna Foundation specify that it shall establish and operate educational institutions and programs thus its activities include seminars, conferences, a Library and a Clipping Archive.
Countdown 2010 is a network of active partners working together towards the 2010 Biodiversity Target. Each partner commits to specific efforts to tackle the causes of biodiversity loss. The Countdown 2010 Secretariat – hosted by the IUCN Regional Office for Pan-Europe – facilitates and encourages action, promotes the importance of the 2010 Biodiversity Target and assesses progress towards 2010. An Assembly of all Partners meets annually to review the overall direction of Countdown 2010. Countdown 2010 is guided by a core Advisory Board.
Countdown 2010 was launched at the stakeholder conference “Sustaining Livelihoods and Biodiversity: Attaining the 2010 Target in the European Biodiversity Strategy” in Malahide, Ireland in 2004. This conference resulted in the Message of Malahide which today forms the foundation of the European Commission
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