Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Almost ironic: "Taking Stock of the Renaissance in Taxonomy: Post 2010 Capacity Building in taxonomy for the Convention on Biological Diversity"

Where is the renaissance mentioned in the title of the forthcoming CBD conference on the Global Taxonomy Initiative in Nairobi? Where are the CBD's contribution to it? Where are the taxonomists contribution, besides the courant normal? How can you talk about a renaissance when at the same time the last great initiative, the countdown 2010, bitterly failed?
At least, the BarCode of Life initiative is rapidly developing, next to a growing amount of imagery of standard shots of species that might proof as valuable.