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Banking on the future: progress, challenges and opportunities for the genetic conservation of forest trees

Genetic diversity provides the essential basis for the adaptation and resilience of tree species to environmental stress and change.

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9/17/18
Priority Actions to Improve Provenance Decision-Making

Selecting the geographic origin—the provenance—of seed is a key decision in restoration. The last decade has seen a vigorous debate on whether to use local or nonlocal seed.

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7/16/18
Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management: Self-Assessment Tool

 A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.

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5/3/18
The future of plant conservation and the role of botanic gardens

The papers included in this special issue are mostly based on presentations made at the IABG international conference held at Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden, China, November 2016, which addressed the roles that botanic gardens, both in China and els

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3/15/18
Complementarities of two existing intermediate conservation approaches

The need for integration of ex situ and in situ approaches in conservation of plants has long been recognized.

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3/15/18
Conservation utility of botanic garden living collections: Setting a strategy and appropriate methodology

In the realities of the modern world, when the natural habitat is rapidly disappearing and the number of imperiled plants is constantly growing, ex situ conservation is gaining importance.

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3/15/18
National Seed Strategy: Restoring Pollinator Habitat Begins with the Right Seed in the Right Place at the Right Time

In 2012, more than two million acres of important sage-brush habitat burned in four Western States.

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3/15/18
The conservation value of germplasm stored at the Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

The Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) Partnership, developed and managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew), conserves propagules primarily from orthodox seed-bearing wild vascular plants.

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3/12/18
The contribution of botanic gardens to ex situ conservation through seed banking

Target 8 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation calls for ‘at least 75 per cent of threatened plant species in ex situ collections, preferably in the country of origin, and at least 20 per cent available for recovery and restor

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3/12/18

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