ECPGR Wild Species Conservation in Genetic Reserves Working Group

Chair: Nigel Maxted email    Vice-Chair: Jose Maria Iriondo Alegría email   

Recent events

  • 'On the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources in Europe: a stakeholder analysis'. Workshop in Wageningen, November 25–29, 2013 [more info]
  • 'Crop Wild Relative' Issue 9 has been published in October 2013 [link to PDF]  for more info and previous issues: click here
  • Establishment of a Task force for “In situ conservation of crop wild relatives” Following the recommendations made by the Steering Committee during their last meeting in Vienna in December 2012, a Task force for “In situ conservation of crop wild relatives” has been established to develop agreed concepts at ECPGR level on In situ conservation of crop wild relatives [more info]

Past events

Background information

During the Eleventh Steering Committee meeting (Bosnia and Herzegovina, September 2008) it was recognized that the existing Task Forces of the In situ Conservation Network have long-term plans of action and therefore deserve the status of “Working Groups”. The two Task Forces were therefore converted into WGs.


DIVA is a geographic information system that allows mapping and spatial analysis of genetic resources data. It was developed specifically for use with genebank data such as that available through national or international genebank documentation systems [more info].

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