In 1997 the ANPC produced the 'Germplasm conservation guidelines for Australia - an introduction to the principles and practices for seed and germplasm banking of Australian species'. Given the advances in germplasm conservation over the past decade and a call to document these, the ANPC recognised the need to update the guidelines. In partnership with AuSCaR, the ANPC has produced 'Plant Germplasm Conservation in Australia, strategies and guidelines for developing, managing and utilising ex situ collections' (2009). The new publication provides up-dated guidelines and standards for the capture, storage and use of wild plant germplasm for long-term conservation in Australia, including the recovery of threatened plant species and the conservation of genetic diversity in the face of climate change. The guidelines will also be useful for shorter-term projects in the restoration and revegetation industry and community sectors.
For more information on 'Plant Germplasm Conservation in Australia' please contact the ANPC office 02 6250 9523 or firstname.lastname@example.org