Side event: Towards an integrated Mediterranean forest genetic resources conservation strategy

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In a time of changing climate, the genetic diversity of forest tree species may become extremely important to enable the adaptation capacity of forest ecosystems. It is likely that countries will need the genetic diversity now present outside the national borders.

Many forest species have their distribution ranges around the Mediterranean Sea; in order to have an effective conservation of species diversity, all countries should be implementing a coordinated conservation strategy.


  1. Define the state of the art in conservation of forest tree species in the Mediterranean
  2. Transfer of knowledge between countries for the development of a circum-Mediterranean conservation strategy.

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Forestry Policy and Resources Division (FOA)
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations  


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