An integrated conservation programme for threatened endemic forest species in Chile
Dr Martin Gardner
RBGE - Royal Botanic Garden, Edinburgh
Host Country Institutions:
Universidad Austral de Chile (UACh), CONAF
To provide Chilean researchers and local land-owners with the knowledge and skills to enable them to protect populations of threatened forest species not included in Chile’s network of protected areas, by integrating ex-situ with in-situ conservation, in line with the objectives of the national native forest conservation and management policy.
1. Agreement with UK horticultural wholesaler and the Chilean government to commercialise amenity Chilean plants as a source of income to support the long-term conservation of threatened endemic species.
2. Develop agreements with local landowners for the long-term protection of key habitats containing threatened endemic species.
3. Develop the arboretum of (UACH) into a centre of excellence for the management of research ex-situ conservation collections
Related Projects: Preservation, rehabilitation and utilisation of Vietnamese montane forests
, The Senda Darwin Forest Conservation and Training Project