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By Nigel Maxted, Mohammad E. Dulloo, Brian V. Ford-Lloyd, Lothar Frese, Jose M. Iriondo, Miguel A. A. Pinheiro de Carvalho

This publication comprises forty three chapters, 36 of that have been offered on the a convention entitled "Towards the institution of genetic reserves for crop wild relations and landraces in Europe" held on the collage of Madeira, Funchal, Portugal among thirteen and 17 September 2010. The convention papers are offered within the following sections: genetic reserve conservation of crop wild family (14 papers); on-farm conservation of landraces (10 papers); precedence environment and hazard review (4 papers); in situ info administration (4 papers); in situ PGR conservation - coverage implications and implementation (4 papers). This e-book is geared toward supplying exemplars for crop wild kin and landraces conservation and use with useful tools, protocols and projects. even if the ebook particularly makes a speciality of methodological software in Europe, the in situ equipment defined are commonplace and are transferable around the globe. The textual content is designed to be of use to conservation execs, geneticists, ecologists, agriculturalists, agro- and biodiversity coverage makers and postgraduate scholars in constructed and constructing nations in the course of the global. on hand In Print

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P. Kell et al. either in situ or ex situ, and we cannot rely only on ex situ conservation of these resources as it does not maintain the evolutionary process of adaptation found in wild populations - this can only be achieved by managing in situ populations in CWR genetic reserves. The value of CWR for food security and the need for their conservation has recently been placed firmly on the international conservation agenda, but due to the large number of taxa that exist, coupled with limited resources, a means of setting priorities for their conservation is needed.

G. in the case of the beet gene pool), it is desirable to undertake the prioritization in the reverse order by collating threat and distribution data on all taxa in the gene pool first, then applying the second level of pri- oritization based on potential use as gene should in the long term be expanded to donors. Using this approach, more distantly ensure that all taxa of potential importance related taxa that are threatened or have for crop improvement are actively conserved. In particular, selected populations of the closest wild relatives that are widespread restricted distributions can be highlighted as a conservation priority on that one criterion, and even though they may still not be given and common should be actively conserved throughout their range, ensuring that popu- the highest level of priority for immediate conservation action, they may be promoted lations representing the extremes of the range as candidates for conservation at a later date.

Where target taxon populations do not already occur within existing PAs, these populations should also be prioritized for inclusion in the CWR GR network on the basis that they have not already been afforded any degree of protection; especially for rare or threatened species. Obviously, justifying the need for and actually establishing new PAs will involve a significant initial injection of time and resources. Nomination of GRs at the target locations may of course be hindered by a range of socio-political factors, such as legal issues, land use conflicts, issues of land ownership, or lack of local support.

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