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.
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.