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Inventory of Moroccan plants and the conservation of priority species


Ref: 10028
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Stephen Jury
Lead Institution: University of Reading - Plant Sciences
Host Country Institutions:
Start Date: 2001-07-01
End Date: 2003-06-30
Funding: £31,000.00
Website: http://www.moroccanplants.net
Status: Completed
Regions: North Africa
Countries: Morocco
Purpose: To identify which species of Moroccan plants are the most rare and which are most threatened with extinction and to produce a list of priority taxa and to get a proportion of these successfully into cultivation for ex situ conservation. Special attention will be paid to the wild relatives of crop plants. It is also proposed to provide data for completing the inventory of Moroccan plant species and to assist indirectly with the production of the Flore practique du Maroc. To set up the IAV botanical garden as a major ex situ conservation resource.
Outputs: Trained staff competent in ex situ plant conservation and collection management; provisional inventory of Moroccan plants; floristic accounts, research papers and enhanced database with search facilities over the world wide web.

Related Projects: The Darwin plant Information System for Morocco

Documents:
Title: 10-028 Applic - edited
Download: Application Form [pdf]

Title: ECP N Africa - final
Download: ECP [pdf]