Seed conservation in the Caribbean UKOTs
RBG Kew - Herbarium
Host Country Institutions:
Gov of Cayman Islands, Gov of Anguilla, National Parks Trust of the Virgin Islands, Gov of TCI, Gov of Montserrat - Agriculture and Environment
Anguilla, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Montserrat, Turks and Caicos Islands
Native plant species of the Caribbean UK Overseas Territories (UKOTs) effectively conserved ex-situ through seed banking. High quality collections of priority species available as a supply of material for in-situ conservation projects and native plant nurseries in the UKOTs, with duplicates stored at the Millennium Seed Bank for long-term security. Local capacity to undertake plant conservation measures improved. As a result, the future of the UKOTs’ plant diversity (and thus the foundation of the islands’ green economies) will be more secure.
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