Forest Genetic Resources International and
Australian Perspectives


by
Christel Palmberg-Lerche
Chief Forest Resources Development Service
Forest Resources Division, Forestry Department
FAO, Rome, Italy
E-mail: Christel.Palmberg@FAO.org

September 2002

Forest Resources Development Service
Forest Resources Division
Forestry Department
Working Paper FGR/36E
FAO, Rome (Italy)

Table of Contents


Keynote Address prepared for the 40 Years Jubilee Celebrations of the Australian Tree Seed Center, Canberra, Australia, 22 August 2002.

© FAO 2002

Disclaimer

The Forest Genetic Resources Working Papers report on issues addressed in the work programme of FAO. These working papers do not reflect any official position of FAO. Please refer to the FAO website (www.fao.org/fo) for official information.

The purpose of these papers is to provide early information on on-going activities and programmes of major interest, and to stimulate discussion.

Comments and feedback are welcome.

For further information please contact:

Ms. Christel Palmberg-Lerche, Chief
Mr. Pierre Sigaud, Forestry Officer (Forest Genetic Resources)
Forest Resources Development Service
Forest Resources Division
Forestry Department
FAO
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
I-00100 Rome (Italy)
e-mail: Christel.Palmberg@FAO.org
Pierre.Sigaud@FAO.org

The present paper was prepared for a Keynote Address, presented at the 40 Year Jubilee Celebrations of the Australian Tree Seed Centre. Canberra, Australia 22 August 2002 by Christel Palmberg-Lerche.

For quotation:

FAO (2002). Forest Genetic Resources, International and Australian perspectives. Paper prepared by Christel Palmberg-Lerche, August 2000. Forest Genetic Resources Working Papers, Working Paper FGR/36E (September 2002). Forest Resources Development Service, Forest Resources Division. FAO, Rome (unpublished).


Table of Contents


Summary

Some reflections on the history of forestry

Value of external revenue from Australian trees to Australia

History of seed exchange

Australian Tree Seed Centre: early days and development over the years

Gains from getting it right

International action and trends

Trade, access

Science: influence and trends

Concluding remarks: past and future of the ATSC

References and some major source materials used

Annex 1. New and emerging issues, key concepts & focus discussed in Sessions of the FAO Panel of Experts on Forest Gene Resources 1968-2001