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Phylogenetic Workshop March 2004, Hong Kong

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Under the direction of the BioNET-INTERNATIONAL Technical Secretariat, the Institute of Zoology, of the Chinese Academy of Science organized and hosted the Formulation Workshop for EASIANET. The workshop agreed a proposal to establish EASIANET, the East Asian Network for Taxonomic Capacity Building. The proposal is being considered by the Governments of East Asia. If approved, EASIANET will join the other 120 countries that are already part of the the BioNET-INTERNATIONAL Global Network for Taxonomy.

BioNET-INTERNATIONAL is dedicated to supporting sustainable development, in particular by helping developing countries to implement the Global Taxonomy Initiative Programme of Work agreed in April 2002 by the 183 countries that recognise the Convention on Biologicial Diversity.

EASIANET has been proposed as a subregional Technical Cooperation Network to help overcome the taxonomic impediment by becoming self-reliant in taxonomy, i.e. self-reliant in the skills, infrastructure and technologies needed to discover, identify, name, classify and to understand the relationships of all organisms.

Read the EASIANET proposal and discover the opportunities for working institutions in the region to achieve of demand-driven taxonomic capacity building in East Asia. The proposal describes how the network will contribute to implementation of the CBD and other agreements and contains a summary, explanation of the need for taxonomic capacity building internationally and the priorities identified in East Asia, the structure and mandates for EASIANET, work programmes for EASIANET, a list of member institutions and a participants list from the Formulation Workshop.





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  • The Ministry of Environment has, on behalf of the government of the Republic of Korea, fully endorsed the proposal to establish EASIANET and nominated               the Biodiversity Research Department, National Institute of Environmental Research as the National Coordinating Institute. EASIANET has now been               endorsed by all five member countries: China, Japan, Mongolia, DPR Korea and Republic of Korea.

  • The 1st Global Taxonomy Initiative regional workshop was held in Malaysia.

  • The 3rd Global Taxonomy Workshop was held in South Africa.

  • Dr. Hui Xiao (China) visited BioNET in Egham on 27th May,2002.

  • The Governments of China, Japan, Mongolia and DPR Korea have formally endorsed the               EASIANET proposal. Following one more national endorsement the Technical               Cooperation Network will become operational in accordance with UNDP               guidelines.
    The EASIANET Web site is under construction. Please be patient!

  • The East Asia LOOP Formulation Workshop, organised by the Institute               of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, PR China, was successfully               held in Beijing, PR China on 23-27 July 2001.
    The Formulation Workshop unanimously elected Institute of Zoology,               Chinese Academy of Sciences to be the EASIANET Network Coordinating               Institute. Contact the proposed Coordinator, Professor Da-Wei Huang.




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