BioNET INTERNATIONAL Consultative Group (BICG)

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June 1993, London (UK), at CABI, to assist implementation of BioNET INTERNATIONAL - Global Network for Taxonomy (BI). Also referred to as BIOCON. No longer active past 2005.


Provide biosystematic support for developing country programmes designed in accordance with Agenda 21 and the Biodiversity Convention of UNCED; mobilize and pool the world's resources and expertise in biosystematics of invertebrates and microorganisms in order to establish and sustain capabilities in developing country sub-regions to support national programmes for sustainable agricultural development and conservation and wise use of the environment and biodiversity through interlinked sub-regional Technical Cooperation Networks, functioning as LOOPS of BioNET-International.

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Promotes, fosters and assists development in both developing and developed countries of sub-regional technical cooperation networks known as LOOPs (an acronym for Locally Organized and Operated Partnerships). Serves as the link and technical support for these networks. Current LOOPs: BioNET-ANDINONET; BioNET-ASEANET; Caribbean Network for Biosystematics (CARINET); EAFRINET; EASIANET; EuroLOOP; NAFRINET; PACINET; SAFRINET; WAFRINET. Under development: Central Asia; MesoAmeriNet; North East Eurasia; West Asia; South Asia; Southern and Eastern Latin America. Relevant treaty: Convention on Biological Diversity (Biodiversity convention).


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Members in 26 countries
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Subjects *

  • Biosciences
    • Biology
    • Bacteriology
  • Invertebrates
    • Invertebrates
  • Agriculture, Fisheries
    • Agriculture
  • Environment
    • Environment
  • Development
    • Sustainable Development
  • Conservation
    • Conservation
  • Harmony
    • Diversity

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

GOAL 2: Zero HungerGOAL 11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesGOAL 12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionGOAL 14: Life Below WaterGOAL 15: Life on Land



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