The State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources

The first report on The State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources constitutes a major step in building the information and knowledge base required for action towards better conservation and sustainable management of FGR at national, regional and international levels. 

The publication was prepared based on information provided by 86 countries, outcomes from regional and subregional consultations and commissioned thematic studies. It includes: 

  • an overview of definitions and concepts related to FGR and a review of their value;
  • a description of the main drivers of changes;
  • the presentation of key emerging technologies;
  • an analysis of the current status of FGR conservation, use and related developments;
  • recommendations addressing the challenges and needs. 

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Summary and key findings
Press release







 A special issue of Forest Ecology and Management (Global Forest Genetic Resources: Taking Stock) contains an editorial and seven peer-reviewed papers based on the thematic studies prepared as part of the State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources.

last updated:  Thursday, August 25, 2016