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Taxonomy and engaged research
at the heart of our community's work
73 institutions from across Europe are represented by the 41 CETAF members: Europe’s leading Natural Science Museums, Natural History museums, Botanic gardens and Research Centres. All CETAF members curate, host and manage biological collections and engage in taxonomic research.
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CETAF at a glance
of the world's described bio- and geodiversity
across 23 countries, from European Natural Science Museums, Natural History Museums, Botanic Gardens and Research Centres, are hosting, curating and managing biological collections and engaging in taxonomic research.
are managing, studying and opening up these collections, bringing to our community a vast array of expertise in scientific research.
gather CETAF professionals to share experiences, exchange perspectives and drive progress on the topics that make a difference to our community and its broader impact.
facilitated by CETAF and its member institutions acting as key partners and contributors to a number of European and international platforms, networks or initiatives.