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Cultivation and Conservation of Threatened Plant Species for UK Overseas Territories


Ref: 4148
Type: Main Project
Project Leader: Dr Colin Clubbe
Lead Institution: RBG Kew - Jodrell
Host Country Institutions:
Start Date: 1995-04-01
End Date: 1999-03-31
Funding: £102,454.00
Website:
Status: Completed
Regions: UKOT
Countries: Anguilla, Bermuda, British Antarctic Territory, British Indian Ocean Territory, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie & Oeno Islands, SBAs of Akrotiri & Dhekelia (Cyprus), South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha, Turks and Caicos Islands
Purpose: To provide a two-month training course in the propagation and maintenance of rare and endangered species.
Outputs: A total of 14 students were trained in cultivation & conservation of threatened plant species (40 training weeks); workbooks; articles; embryo communications network established; equipment/materials donated; 1 student trained in plant conservation techniques; additional training for 2 students; articles; 1 student trained in Botanic Garden Management; Manual on Horticultural Techniques for the Conservationist.

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