Dear Colleagues and Friends,
In the year 2010 Botanical Garden of P. J. Šafárik University commemorates 60th anniversary of iťs foundation. At the same time, the year 2010 is announced by United Nation Organization as International Year of Biodiversity (IYB).
Since the time of its establishment Botanical Garden has been given a task to collect, study and spread the knowledge on botany among as big part of population as possible. Simultaneously with the knowledge about plants, the information on biodiversity, its importance and conservation was spread.
The above mentioned facts were a stimulus for organizing of the international conference: „Species and Community Diversity (Research, Education, Presentation, Conservation)“, which will deal with particular problems and allow to adopt conclusions influencing future activities in botanical gardens.
Dr. Sergej Mochnacký, Assoc. Prof.
Director, Botanic Garden P. J. Šafárik University
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