1996-03-10 Manila Philippines
10-13 Mar 1996, Manila (Philippines), at workshop sponsored by E-XE4161 - UNEP, the Species 2000 Programme having been established by B-XB2698 - International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) in cooperation with E-XE0319 - Committee on Data for Science and Technology (CODATA) and B-XB1314 - International Union of Microbiological Societies (IUMS). UK Registered Company: 3479405.
As a federation of existing taxonomic databases, stimulate establishment of global species databases by accelerating completion of existing databases and developing new ones, so as to eventually provide a uniform and validated quality index of names of all known species of plants, animals, fungi and micro-organisms, to be used as a neutral scientific baseline in relation to world species biodiversity; develop procedures to maintain the databases and update taxonomy; cooperate with international authorities in stabilizing nomenclature.
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