Posted by: Bioversity Library | August 17, 2010

Help save Pavlovsk Experimental Station

The important plant and berry collections of the Pavlovsk Experimental Station are in fear of being lost to a housing construction development fund by the Russian State Property.

The destruction and loss of this important collection moved a step closer with  the court decision in favour of the construction housing development fund.  The N.I. Vavilov Research Institute of Plant Industry (VIR) stated that it will  lodge an appeal with the Supreme Arbitration Court.   Pavlosk has been the home to important and rare fruits and berry collections since 1926, when it was established by the scientist Nikolai Vavilov. It is considered one of the  major stations of VIR and it has over 3000 accessions of fruit and berry plants maintained in vivo in its gardens.

Bioversity International and The Global Crop Diversity Trust have been actively involved and working alongside VIR in trying to save these important collections of fruit biodiversity.

Help up save the Pavlovsk Experimental Station. Please sign the petition here.

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