The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC)
comprises a set of 16 targets to halt the current and continuing loss of plant species, as well as the vegetation and habitats they compose by the year 2010.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11 12 13 14 15 16
Full text of the GSPC
as a pdf document
Ireland’s National Strategy for Plant Conservation
The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation - Target 3|
Development of models with protocols for plant conservation and
sustainable use, based on research and practical experience;
Terms and technical rationale:
Conservation biology research, and methodologies and practical techniques for
conservation are fundamental to the conservation of plant diversity and the sustainable
use of its components. These can be applied through the development and effective
dissemination of relevant models and protocols for applying best practice, based on the
results of existing and new research and practical experience of management.
‘Protocols’ in this sense, can be understood as practical guidance on how to conduct
plant conservation and sustainable use activities in particular settings. Key areas where
the development of models with protocols is required include: the integration of in situ
and ex situ conservation; maintenance of threatened plants within ecosystems; applying
the ecosystem approach; balancing sustainable use with conservation; and
methodologies for setting conservation priorities; and methodologies for monitoring
conservation and sustainable use activities.