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Tropical Botanic Gardens : Their Role in Conservation and Development.

Author: UNKNOWN AUTHOR
Publisher: London : Academic Press, 1991.
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This book includes the proceedings of the second symposium on one important role of botanic gardens in conserving world plant resources. Sessions covered topics such as implementing the botanic gardens conservation strategy, regional networks and national programs in the tropics, and germplasm banks in botanic gardens.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tropical Botanic Gardens.
London : Academic Press, 1991
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: UNKNOWN AUTHOR
ISBN: 9780080984179 0080984177 1299195105 9781299195103
OCLC Number: 829460332
Notes: Important plants for cultivation.
Description: 1 online resource (386 pages)
Contents: Front Cover; Tropical Botanic Gardens: Their Role in Conservation and Development; Copyright Page; Contributors; Programme committee; Table of Contents; Chapter 1. Introduction; Chapter 2. Address to the 2nd Congress on behalf of M. Brice Lalonde, Minister for the Environment, France; Part 1: Tropical Botanic Gardens: international issues; Chapter 3. Developing a strategy for Germplasm Conservation in Botanic Gardens; Summary; Introduction; The current situation; References; Chapter 4. Needs and opportunities of South American botanic gardens for conservation; Summary; Introduction. BackgroundNational and international networks; Conclusions; References; Resumen; Chapter 5. Towards an Australian Botanic Gardens Conservation Secretariat; Summary; References; Resumen; Resumé; Chapter 6. International co-operation helping to promote botanic garden staff training in the tropics; Summary; Introduction; Development of tropical botanic gardens; International co-operation for training; The rôle of the Botanic Gardens Conservation Secretariat; Financial considerations and training courses; On site staff training; The role of student volunteers. Training course structures and curriculaImplementing an international staff training scheme; References; Resumé; Chapter 7. French policy on the protection of wild flora, notably in the overseas territories; Some figures; The first problem: identification of threatened species; Legal measures for the protection of species; Legal measures for the protection of wild species; Ex situ conservation activities; 1. It is important to collect the most representative possible collection of samples of a species, or of the population to be safeguarded. 2. Prevention of foreign genes entering the genepool of a population being conserved3. Prevention of gene losses due to involuntary selection; 4. Prevention of the loss of genes by genetic derivation; 5. Choice of the best adapted mode of cultivation; 6. The maintenance of the same vigilance in reintroduction programmes; Conclusion; References; Resumé; Chapter 8. The work of WWF-France with regard to botanic gardens in the West Indies; Summary; Introduction; Jardin Exotique du Fort Napoléon; Other activities; Conclusions; Resumé; Resumo; Part 2: Tropical Botanic Gardens: Case Studies. Chapter 9. The ethnobotanical garden and tropical plant conservationSummary; Introduction; Research; Education; Conservation; Community development; Conclusion; References; Resume; Resumen; Chapter 10. The Botanic Garden of Quindío: five thermic zones of Andean flora; Summary; History; The planning of the Garden; Institutions contributing to the Botanic Garden of Quindío; The project of Calarcá; Chapter 11. Measures that are required to help conserve the flora of Mauritius and Rodrigues in ex situ collections; Summary; Introduction; Plant propagation; Plant reintroduction; Some case histories.

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This book includes the proceedings of the second symposium on one important role of botanic gardens in conserving world plant resources. Sessions covered topics such as implementing the botanic gardens conservation strategy, regional networks and national programs in the tropics, and germplasm banks in botanic gardens.

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