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CETAF is Europe’s network of biological and geological collections. Collectively, we are the leading European voice for taxonomy and systematic biology. Natural history museums, botanical gardens and biodiversity research centres from across Europe hold a wealth of biological and geological collections, including animals, plants, fungi, rocks and genetic resources. The collections of our 40 members representing 71 institutions comprise an estimated 1.5 billion specimens, including over 80% of the world’s described species. This unprecedented resource serves to drive scientific research and public engagement worldwide.

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Taxonomic expertise

   
     
       

 


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Education and training

   
     
       

 


Current and future interests


   
       
       
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