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Title: Biological collections as reference base for biodiversity assessement in the Republic of Korea

Subtitle:

Fauna and Flora of the Korean Peninsula ; Kolekcje biologiczne jako baza oceniająca bioróżnorodność w Republice Korei ; Biological collections of Korea

Publisher:

Muzeum i Instytut Zoologii PAN

Place of publishing:

Warszawa

Description:

Zawiera materiały z konferencji: Polish-Korean Joint Seminar Fauna and Flora of the Korean Peninsula: Their Inventory, Systematics and Evolution in Perspective of Biodiversity Conservation ; W serii gł.: Fragmenta Faunistica, t. 40, nr 16 ; Bibliogr. p. 212 ; P. 207-213 : ill. ; 24 cm ; Abstract in Polish. Taxa in Latin.

Abstract:

Biological collections in 72 depositories of South Korea were surveyed. The number of specimens attained 5 144 409 in total, consisting of 4 103 000 animals, 1 034 825 plants and 6 584 fossils. The average numbers of specimens and species for each collection were 71 450 and 1 130 respectively. The most frequent were in the class range of 10 000-50 000 specimens and 0-100 species each. Twenty one of 45 depositories answered that 80% of their collections are well managed. As regards documentation, only 24% of the collections were electronically databased. The number of species represented by type specimens in the collections and taxonomic experts turned out to be 577 and 207 each. Considering the deplorable situation of the collection status, it is strongly suggested that immediate actions for capacity building by networking databases of the collections, man-power training and setting up of the National Museum of Natural History are urgently needed to provide resource base for biodiversity assessment as well as to respond properly to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

Relation:

Fragmenta Faunistica ; Fragmenta Faunistica. Fauna and Flora of the Korean Peninsula

Volume:

40

Issue:

16

Start page:

207

End page:

213

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:54430 ; 10.3161/00159301FF1997.40.16.207

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.256, T. 40 nr 16 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4664, T. 40 nr 16 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Restricted Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. Access only on terminals at the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, may be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms.

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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