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  • The National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, invites the scientific community to the Natural History Collections Management Training Program for specialists from Latin American and the Caribbean. The program will take place from February 11 to March 21, 2008. More information can be found at www.mnh.si.edu/rc/cmtplacp and whith Sally Y. Shelton, Collections Officer, email: sheltons@si.edu


  • At present, REMIB gathers information of the main taxonomic groups of plants (vascular plants and germplasm, algae, fungi and lichens, mosses and liverworts) vertebrates and invertebrates, both terrestrial and aquatic, and bacteria. The network contains specimens from more of 200 countries and it is represented by a total of 6 470 199 specimens of which 5 075 858 have localities and 4 588 708 have sites (lat-long).

    Recently, the database of the Collection of Mexican Plants of the Herbarium TEX, LL of the University of Texas in Austin was updated. It was also incorporated the databases of the Collection of mexican plants pertaining to the families Loranthaceae and Lauraceae and the collection of taxonomical types of vascular plants of the above mentioned Herbarium.