Needs and gaps in the conservation of wild plant genetic resources for food and agriculture in Romania

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2015
Authors:M. M. Antofie
Journal:Genetic Resources and Crop EvolutionGenetic Resources and Crop Evolution
Date Published:Jan
ISBN Number:0925-9864
Accession Number:WOS:000348382900005
Keywords:biodiversity, challenges, conservation measures, endangered plant species, in situ, pgrfa, protected areas, regulatory framework, romania, security

A list of 300 wild plant species for medicinal and food use, published in 1991 by Constantin Drgulescu, is analysed to evaluate the needs for in situ conservation of endangered plant genetic resources for food and agriculture (PGRFA). The study considers the survey of the International Union for Conservation of Nature Red List, the Appendix of Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, the Annex I of the Plant Treaty, the data base of the Gene Bank Suceava, scientific publications (i.e. the Red List for vascular plants in Romania published in 2009 and The Romanian Flora published in 1977) and the current regulatory framework. Based on the results of this analysis it can be concluded that at least four PGRFA are not officially protected in the wild in Romania, such as: Barbarea lepuznica (critically endangered and confined to a single one protected area), Barbarea stricta (critically endangered, not protected in any of the current protected areas in Romania), Crambe maritima (endangered, identified in two protected areas) and Lepidium graminifolium (critically endangered, not protected in any of the current protected areas in Romania). The results of this study may be used for improving the conservation management of PGRFA based on an integrated approach when different political commitments regarding the biodiversity conservation are addressed.

Short Title:Genet Resour Crop Evol
Alternate Journal:Genet Resour Crop Ev
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