Friday, August 20, 2010

[EmergingEthnoNetwork] Fwd: [SEB-Student Network] more on Vavilov collections (from Ashley Duval)

some great ideas from Cassandra on how to raise awareness and pressure for the preservation of the Vavilov Pavlovsk germplasm station.

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From: Cassandra Quave <>
Date: August 19, 2010 5:10:32 AM HST
To: SEB students <>
Subject: [SEB-Student Network] more on Vavilov collections (from Ashley Duval)

Saving Pavlovsk Experimental Station - Next Actions

Now that the appeal has bought a one month review period and the
campaigns have caught President Medvedv's attention, it is critical
that we continue to build awareness of this issue. Here are 4 concrete
actions that Cary Fowler of the Global Crop Diversity Trust outlined ,
and a link to a great article that came out yesterday in the
Huffington Post about the importance of this resource. Media coverage
of this issue has been sparse- please do what you can to circulate
information on this issue within your networks.

* Sign this petition:
* Write a letter to the President and Prime Minister (with a copy to
the Russian ambassador in your country):
 Or make a phone call to the Russian Embassy. Here is a directory of
all of their locations and numbers
* Tweet President Dmitry Medvedev:
* Forward this article to others, post it on your websites and blogs
and encourage friends and contacts to take action.

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