As a follow-up to the European Native Seed Conservation Network (ENSCONET), funded by the European Commission between 2004 and 2009, the ENSCONET Consortium was established in 2010, and currently consists of 32 member organisations from 18 European countries that collaborate on European seed conservation and research. A comparison of the list of seed accession holdings in European seed banks as uploaded into the ENSCONET database (ENSCOBASE) with both, the most up-to-date version of the IUCN Red List and the 2011 European Red List of Vascular Plants showed a coverage of 54.8% towards GSPC target 8 1,2, far below the 75% threshold. Regarding GSPC target 9, the comparison with the Harlan and de Wet Crop Wild Relative Inventory checklist 3, the 2014 IUCN European Red List of Medicinal Plants 4 and the 1995 catalogue of the wild relatives of cultivated plants native to Europe 5 showed a coverage of 77.9%, which was above the 70% threshold. Based on this comparison, the authors of this paper, on behalf of the ENSCONET Consortium, developed recommendations and a collections strategy outlining which European threatened plant species needed to be collected as a priority if the GSPC target 8 was to be reached by 2020 2. Here we present in detail the progress made towards meeting 2020 GSPC targets 8 and 9, as well as our priority-setting method designed to guide collecting strategies by country. A key result is a country-based checklist of European threatened plant taxa to be collected and stored ex situ across the seed banks of the ENSCONET Consortium by 2020 2 . The collection plan has been shared with the Members of the ENSCONET Consortium and with the European Botanic Gardens Consortium who are encouraged to design annual seed collection programs according to this plan. The collection plan will keep being updated as new priority taxa get collected and new versions of the IUCN Red List are released. Updates of the collection plan with be shared with the Members of the Consortium and are also made available to other interested audiences so that collected taxa will - as much as possible - match the European Threatened taxa list by 2020.

Progress report towards meeting 2020 GSPC targets 8 & 9 in Europe - implementation and subsequent recommendations

Angelino Carta;
2018

Abstract

As a follow-up to the European Native Seed Conservation Network (ENSCONET), funded by the European Commission between 2004 and 2009, the ENSCONET Consortium was established in 2010, and currently consists of 32 member organisations from 18 European countries that collaborate on European seed conservation and research. A comparison of the list of seed accession holdings in European seed banks as uploaded into the ENSCONET database (ENSCOBASE) with both, the most up-to-date version of the IUCN Red List and the 2011 European Red List of Vascular Plants showed a coverage of 54.8% towards GSPC target 8 1,2, far below the 75% threshold. Regarding GSPC target 9, the comparison with the Harlan and de Wet Crop Wild Relative Inventory checklist 3, the 2014 IUCN European Red List of Medicinal Plants 4 and the 1995 catalogue of the wild relatives of cultivated plants native to Europe 5 showed a coverage of 77.9%, which was above the 70% threshold. Based on this comparison, the authors of this paper, on behalf of the ENSCONET Consortium, developed recommendations and a collections strategy outlining which European threatened plant species needed to be collected as a priority if the GSPC target 8 was to be reached by 2020 2. Here we present in detail the progress made towards meeting 2020 GSPC targets 8 and 9, as well as our priority-setting method designed to guide collecting strategies by country. A key result is a country-based checklist of European threatened plant taxa to be collected and stored ex situ across the seed banks of the ENSCONET Consortium by 2020 2 . The collection plan has been shared with the Members of the ENSCONET Consortium and with the European Botanic Gardens Consortium who are encouraged to design annual seed collection programs according to this plan. The collection plan will keep being updated as new priority taxa get collected and new versions of the IUCN Red List are released. Updates of the collection plan with be shared with the Members of the Consortium and are also made available to other interested audiences so that collected taxa will - as much as possible - match the European Threatened taxa list by 2020.
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