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Global Taxonomy Initiative Training Course on Rapid Identification of Invasive Alien Species

The Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) has requested that the following invitation be circulated to all NPBDN members.

With generous financial support from the Government of Japan, the CBD Secretariat will support a Global Taxonomy Initiative Training Course on Rapid Identification of Invasive Alien Species. The training will focus on the application of DNA barcoding in the detection and monitoring of priority invasive alien species, pests and zoonotic disease vectors. The training course has two major components: an 8-week online distance education course on DNA barcoding methodological approaches and technologies, and a 4-week hands-on training course in standard DNA barcoding protocols for selected trainees at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario, University of Guelph, Canada. A schedule of the training can be found in the application below.

Interested individuals should sendĀ a completed registration form foundĀ here to the secretariat@cbd.int no later than the 18 March 2016.

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