From strategy to action – the first steps in the ESCAPE project

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Abstract

The Finnish ex-situ conservation strategy for plants includes five targets: to (i) secure the extant collections; (ii) increase the number of conserved taxa; (iii) develop ex-situ conservation for northern species; (iv) incorporate ex-situ conservation into reintroduction programmes, and (v) increase the use of collections in education and public outreach. To achieve these targets a five-year EU Life+ funded project was launched in autumn 2012. Here we present the first steps of the project: establishing a national seed bank, ensuring the storage of micro-propagated tissues in a cryogenic unit, preparing assisted migration trials based on ex-situ material, and initializing ex-situ conservation of bryophytes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBotanical Gardens Conservation International : Proceedings of the Fifth Global Botanic Gardens Congress
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationDunedin, New Zealand
Publication date23 Apr 2015
Pages1-4
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2015
MoE publication typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
EventGlobal Botanic Gardens Congress - Dunedin, New Zealand
Duration: 20 Oct 201325 Oct 2013
Conference number: 5 BGCI

Fields of Science

  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology
  • Assisted migration
  • botanic garden
  • conservation strategy
  • cryogenic storage
  • endangered taxa
  • ex-situ conservation
  • micro-propagation
  • seed bank

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Hyvärinen, M-T., Laaka-Lindberg, S., Hällfors, M. H., & Schulman, L. E. (2015). From strategy to action – the first steps in the ESCAPE project. In Botanical Gardens Conservation International: Proceedings of the Fifth Global Botanic Gardens Congress (pp. 1-4). https://www.bgci.org/resources/3294/