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!
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:
The report and the full list of species collected at the 2011 fungal foray in taupo is now online. Download the reports below:
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.
Jerry has added three new member's reports on Protecting small-scale herbarium collections from attack by insects and moulds, a draft nomenclator of basidiomycetes (exc. rusts) recorded from the Pacific Islands, and a report on some fungi recorded from the Cook Islands.