Joint PGR Secure/ECPGR Workshop

Joint PGR Secure/ECPGR Workshop

Conservation strategies for European crop wild relative and landrace diversity, 7-9 September 2011, Palanga, Lithuania

"Conservation strategies for European crop wild relative and landrace diversity"
Palanga, Lithuania, 7-9 September 2011

Within the context of the EU Framework 7 project, PGR Secure, this workshop is being organized by the University of Birmingham, UK, the University of Perugia, Italy, the Nature Research Centre, Lithuania and the ECPGR Secretariat to provide training and guidance in the following areas:

  • Revision / modification of already existing national CWR inventories (e.g. previously generated by the FP5 funded PGR Forum project)
  • Creation of new national CWR and LR inventories where necessary
  •  Baseline threat assessment of CWR / LR extinction / genetic erosion
  • CWR / LR diversity prioritization and in situ and ex situ gap analysis
  • Creation / collation of desirable additional national data sets (e.g., distribution, threat status, use potential)
  • Data quality and data standards
  • Use of national CWR and LR inventories
  • Traditional and novel characterization of CWR / LR diversity
  • Development and implementation of national CWR / LR conservation strategies by the ECPGR Network members.

With a focus on National Inventory Focal Points, the objectives of the workshop will be

  1. To provide training and guidance on the creation and updating of the national CWR and LR inventories.  
  2. To make progress on the mechanisms to upload CWR and LR data onto EURISCO.

More information about the workshop: PGR Secure website