Canadian Forest Service Publications

North America: Regional Synthesis on the State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources. 2015. Beardmore, T., Vargas Hernández, J., Johnson, R., López-Upton, J., Williams, M. In Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture. The State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources. Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Rome, Italy.

Year: 2015

Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre

Catalog ID: 36296

Language: English

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The State of the North America’s Forest Genetic Resources constitutes a major step in building the information and knowledge base required for action towards better conservation and sustainable management of forest genetic resources at regional level. The publication was prepared based on information provided by Canada, the United States of America and Mexico. This report contains 1) an overview of definitions and concepts related to forest genetic resources (FGR) and a review of their value; a description of the main drivers of changes that are common to the three countries and those that are country-specific; the presentation of key emerging technologies; an analysis of the current status of FGR conservation, use and related developments; recommendations addressing the challenges and needs within North America.