Canadian Forest Service Publications
The State of the World's Forest Genetic Resources. 2014. Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture of the United Nations. [T. Beardmore, coauthor] Rome, Italy.
Issued by: Atlantic Forestry Centre
Catalog ID: 36390
CFS Availability: PDF (download)
Plain Language Summary
This first The State of the World’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 national, regional and international levels. The publication was prepared based on information provided by 86 countries, outcomes from regional and subregional consultations and thematic studies. It includes 1) an overview of definitions and concepts related to forest genetic resources and a review of their value; a description of the main drivers of changes; 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.