FAO Global Information System on Forest Genetic Resources (REFORGEN)

REFORGEN contains information on activities related to the conservation, enhancement and utilisation of forest genetic resources, by species in each country. It forms a readily available source of up-to-date information for use in planning and decision making at the national, regional and international levels. The system has been developed though close collaboration of FAO, governments and national institutes, and included by early 2000 information from 146 countries on more than 16 000 tree species. The system includes information on institutions dealing with conservation and utilisation of forest genetic resources; main native and introduced tree species and their major uses; threats to species and populations; tree species managed for in situ and ex situ conservation activities; tree improvement programmes and the availability of forest reproductive materials for conservation and research purposes. All this information is aggregated at the species and country levels.

To search REFORGEN, clickhttp://www.fao.org/forestry/reforgen/.
last updated:  Thursday, February 21, 2008