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Norway’s wild goats

A wild goat population, which has been roaming an island in Norway’s Sunnmøre district since the 1950s, will be subject of a study being carried out this year. The project was initiated with a field trip to the island of...

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Hobby breeders saved the endangered Finnish Landrace Chicken

First conservation actions were taken already in the 1960s when the ‘Kiuruvesi’ population or lineage was rescued. The conservation programme, established in 1998, maintains a total of 12 different landrace lineages. The uniqueness of each discovered flock has been evaluated...

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Hot off the press!

In general, the report , which is based on text mining of 14 million patent applications, has good news relative to equitable sharing of AnGR. After a steep increase of patent applications involving AnGR in the 1990s, peaking in 2001,...

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Genetic characterisation of Danish Jutland cattle

A recent study, published in the scientific journal Journal of Animal Science, has genetically characterized a herd of Danish Jutland cattle. The study is based on 135 individuals from the Kortegaard herd of Danish Jutland cattle, which has been genotyped...

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New report on the Nordic Brown Bee

Final report of the project on the conservation of the Nordic brown bee is now available as a hard-copy as well as electronically. The report summarizes the current status on the Nordic brown bee in the Nordic-Baltic region, describes the...

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Instructive days at the Live Poultry Genebank in Norway

Cryopreservation is an important component in the conservation of farm animal genetic resources and it is especially relevant in efforts to ensure that future breeding goals in a changing environment can be met. Safeguarding of animal genetic resources against diseases...

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GRFA in a Changing Climate

The international conference was arranged by four research networks financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers and NordForsk under the Program “Climate Change Impacts, Adaptation and Mitigation in Nordic Primary Industries”, as well as NordGen Farm Animals and NordGen Forest....

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Heathland, Demanrk

Management of heathlands

Endangered coastal heathlands may be preserved by supporting an ancient land management technique which combines grazing and burning. In Norway, a study ”Old Norse Sheep in Coastal Heath” combines the development of Old Norse sheep farming into sustainable agriculture and...

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Icelandic goat

Is the Icelandic goat finally safe from extinction?

One bottleneck occurred in the years 1875-1885 when the population went down to only 62 individuals. In the year 1930 the breed reached its largest known size of almost 3000 individuals. However, this period was followed by another population bottleneck,...

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