HC Deb 16 June 1992 vol 209 cc452-3W
Mr. Dafis

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much is allocated by the Overseas Development Administration to promote taxonomic and systematic conservation research.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

Taxonomic studies form integral components of a number of natural resources management and conservation projects but disaggregated figures for taxonomy as such as not available. Examples include the central Amazonia flora and vegetation project in Brazil, a forest inventory and management project in Ghana, a forest genetics project in Honduras and a plant biodiversity and conservation project in collaboration with the national museums of Kenya.