Beetles in the Spotlight -photo exhibition 5.4.-31.5.

LUOMUS has more than 13 million specimens in its collections, which constitute the national collections in the natural sciences. This year is the 340th anniversary of the national collections. To celebrate the occasion, there will be a series of photo exhibitions to present bits and pieces from the archives. Beetles are in the spotlight first. Welcome!

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Mean­ing­ful con­ser­va­tion needs tax­onomy

Species are fundamental units of life and their reliable naming and definition are critical to the scientists and managers who study and conserve biodiversity. The global taxonomic community is concerned over a proposal suggesting non-scientific governance of taxonomic changes. As a consequence, 184 taxonomists from 37 countries have written of their concerns regarding a recent proposal to radically overhaul the way in which animals and plants are named and defined.

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Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility

Finnish Biodiversity Information Facility (FinBIF) compiles Finnish biodiversity information to one single service for open access sharing. invites you to browse wide range of information on species, their occurrences, distribution and scientific collections and to record and share your own observations.

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