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Join the FunDiS West Coast Rare 10 Challenge and help us document rare and threatened fungi

Like so many other organisms, fungi, along with their often fragile and threatened habitats need our protection. But unlike plants or animals, fungi rarely get considered in conservation plans. They lack legal protection. At best, they’re an afterthought: of the 120,000 species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List of threatened species only 371 are mushrooms. And not a single mushroom species is protected under the Endangered Species Act in the United States.

Let’s begin to change this! Help us find and document 10 species of rare, under-documented and potentially threatened fungi. Scientists and conservationists need more data on these fungi in order to better understand and protect them and their habitats.

This initiative covers the West Coast - from California all the way up to Alaska - and runs from October 17, 2020 to March 31, 2021.

How can you participate?

Find out about the program and the fungi on the list here: ...more ↓

Posted on October 17, 2020 15:38 by sigridjakob sigridjakob | 0 comments | Leave a comment

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Welcome to the Fungal Diversity Survey (FunDiS), formerly known as the North American Mycoflora project (NAMP).

We can be found at http://www.fundis.org where you can learn more about what we do and what we can help you with.

Our evolved mission is to equip citizen scientists with the tools to document the diversity and ...more ↓

Mini sigridjakob created this project on August 03, 2020
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