Fungal species included among IUCN's 100 global threatened species in new publication

Submitted by Peter Buchanan on Wed, 12/09/2012 - 11:28pm

A major new publication from the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) and IUCN addresses the question "Priceless or Worthless?" concerning some of the globe's most endangered species. A list of 100 species is used as examples of likely extinctions unless humans intervene. And included among the 100 - as a world first - is a FUNGUS!  At last - recognition at global level that fungi can be threatened too!

New Zealand fungi on RadioNZ "This Way Up"

Submitted by Bevan Weir on Sat, 26/05/2012 - 4:53pm

This afternoon the Radio New Zealand National show "This Way Up" had a 31 min feature on NZ fungi and foraying.

Simon Morton (the presenter) spoke to Eugenia Bone, chair of the New York Mycological Society and the author of 'Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms', and spoke to NZ mycologist Geoff Ridley. Listen below:

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26th New Zealand Fungal Foray & Colloquium notice

Submitted by Bevan Weir on Tue, 27/03/2012 - 10:28pm

STRICT DEADLINE: Registration and payment due by: 20th April 2012. The 26th New Zealand Fungal Foray will be based at The Globe Backpackers and Bar and the RSA Memorial Club Hall, Riverton from Sunday 6th– Saturday 12th May. The RSA Hall is directly across the road from the Globe Backpackers, and are both in the main street of Riverton, Southland. Riverton is a coastal town 20 minutes drive (30 km) from Invercargill, in Southland, New Zealand.

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