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Target 3: Models and Protocols
Development of Models with Protocols for Plant Conservation and Sustainable Use, Based on Research and Practical Experience
Conservation biology research, and methodologies and practical techniques for conservation are fundamental to the conservation of plant diversity and the sustainable use of its components.
These can be applied through the development and effective dissemination of relevant models and protocols for applying best practice, based on the results of existing and new research and practical experience of management. ‘Protocols’ in this sense, can be understood as practical guidance on how to conduct plant conservation and sustainable use activities in particular settings.
Key areas where the development of models with protocols is required include:
Botanic Gardens: Using Biodiversity to Improve Human Well-being
A report has been launched by BGCI on the role of botanic gardens in using plant diversity to improve human well-being. It features case studies from botanic gardens around the world and is available to all in PDF format.
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Plant Genetic Conservation: The In Situ Approach (Maxted et al, 1997)
This text aims to provide a practical and theoretical introduction to the technique of in situ genetic conservation, within both natural "wild" habitats and traditional agricultural systems.
The Ex Situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources (Hawkes et al, 2000)
Valuable reading for professional plant conservationists and postgraduate students of plant genetics, conservation and cell biology.
Principles of Conservation Biology (Gary Meffe et al, 2004)
This is the most comprehensive textbook on conservation biology, and is for the use of practioners, researchers, teachers and students alike. It introduces the major themes and concepts of the diverse and dynamic field of conservation biology, including its social and biological aspects.