Training for ex situ conservation by CARE-MEDIFLORA partners in collaboration with IUCN-Med

06 November 2017

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As part of the CARE-MEDIFLORA project, five practical trainings for 7 scientists coming from Lebanon, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco, have been successfully completed at the Sardinian Germplasm Bank (BG-SAR), of the Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus (HBK), in collaboration with the IUCN-Med (as part of the IPAMed project).

The trainees were involved in ex situ conservation techniques focused principally on seed curation, cleaning, drying, moisture monitoring, germination and data management, with particular regard to Sardinian endemic and threatened species.

Three practical trainings for 6 scientists from Palestine, Turkey and Lebanon had also been completed at the Mediterranean Plant Conservation Unit (MPCU) of the Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania (see more here). One more training is to be held for a scientist from Tunisia at the MPCU in November  2017.


Ex situ practical training at BG-SAR

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Mediterranean Plant Specialist Group (IUCN/SSC) Sóller Botanical Garden Foundation, Balearic Islands Office of the Environment of Corsica - National Botanical Academy of Corsica Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus, Sardinia University of Catania, Sicily Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete Agricultural Research Institute, Cyprus Department of Forests, Cyprus