Strategy and action plan for ex-situ conservation of threatened plants in Finland: Action 11: Assessment of the impacts of climate change on biodiversity in coastal ecosystems and the implementation of new policies and conservation strategies

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Abstract

As a part of an EU Life+ funded initiative “Vulnerability Assessment of ecosystem services for Climate Change Impacts and Adaptation” (VACCIA) the living collections of Finnish botanic gardens were investigated to find nationally threatened vascular plant species of known wild origin. In total, 77 accessions within 56 vascular plant target taxa were cultivated as living plants, representing 18% of the total nationally threatened taxa (314). The results of the survey formed were used to develop a national strategy and action plan for ex-situ conservation of threatened native plant species in Finland.
The action plan includes five targets that aim to (i) secure the extant ex-situ collections, (ii) increase in the number of ex-situ conserved taxa, (iii) development of ex-situ conservation to boreal and arctic-alpine species, (iv) incorporation of ex-situ conserved species into restoration and reintroduction programmes (v) and wider use of ex-situ collections in education and public outreach. These targets are achieved by taking thirteen specific and concrete actions that, for example, include an establishment of a national seed-bank for threatened native species. The overall target of the strategy and action plan is to reach the level of 40% of threatened species in ex-situ conservation by 2016 and 75% by 2020. In order to achieve this 180 new taxa (at the species, subspecies, or variety level) will be collected in addition to the 57 already ex-situ conserved. Moreover, the material would be maintained in conditions where there is no danger of cross-breeding with closely related taxa. For a genetically representative sample, seeds from as many populations as possible, and from 50–200 genetic individual in the ideal case, should be collected.
Translated title of the contributionSuomen uhanalaisten luonnonkasvien ex-situ suojelun strategia ja toimintaohjelma
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHelsinki
Number of pages21
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 2011
MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study

Fields of Science

  • 1183 Plant biology, microbiology, virology

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