Forest genetic resources conservation and management: In managed natural forests and protected areas (in situ): Vol. 2

This guide is the second volume of a series of three that deals with the conservation of forest (tree and shrub) genetic resources. It is focused on the conservation of forest genetic resources in situ. Its main aim is to demonstrate the benefits attainable through genetic conservation, and to provide practical guidance on in situ conservation strategies and methodologies for planners, decision-makers and professionals involved in forest conservation and forest management. Examples and case studies illustrate some of the differences and complementarities between genetic resources and ecosystem conservation, and the compatibility of conservation and sustainable resource utilization.