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