Ireland's National Strategy for Plant Conservation
comprises a set of 16 targets modelled on the GSPC, through which we can bring about better comprehension and conservation of our native plants and fungi
GSPC Focal Point
Current text (Dec 2006) of the National Strategy Plan
as a pdf document
Draft text of the National Strategy Plan
as a pdf document
The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC)
Ireland's National Strategy for Plant Conservation - Summary Targets|
A. Understanding and documenting Ireland's plants and fungi
Target 1: Widely accessible preliminary census lists of all wild plant species, and fungi, found in the Republic of Ireland.
Target 2: A preliminary assessment of the conservation status of all known plant species in Ireland completed and made widely available.
Target 3: Comprehensive and documented suite of practical solutions based on new or tested models, case studies, research and other experiences available for plant conservation and sustainable use in Ireland.
B. Conserving Ireland's plant wealth
Target 4: At least 10 per cent of each of Irelandís plant habitats effectively conserved
Target 5: Protection of the most important areas for plant diversity in Ireland assured.
Target 6: At least 30 per cent of production lands in Ireland managed consistent with the conservation of plant diversity.
Target 7: Conservation of at least 60 per cent of Irelandís threatened plant species assured in situ.
Target 8: All threatened Irish plant species in accessible ex situ collections, and all Critically Endangered and Endangered category species included in effective conservation management programmes.
Target 9: Conserve the genetic diversity of all known indigenous traditional Irish varieties of crop plants, landraces and crop relatives as well as other socio-economically valuable plant species.
Target 10: Management plans in place for at least 10 major alien species that threaten plants, plant communities and associated habitats and ecosystems in Ireland.
C. Using Ireland's plant diversity sustainably
Target 11: No species of wild flora endangered by international trade.
Target 12: All plant-based products derived from Irish wild plants harvested from sustainably managed sources.
Target 13: Safeguard the traditional practices based on plant resources, and their associated knowledge, that are sustainable, and that support local communities and their livelihoods in Ireland.
D. Promoting education and awareness about plant diversity in Ireland
Target 14: Ensue that plant conservation and biodiversity issues are incorporated into the formal educational curricula at all levels in Ireland, and in informal education and national public awareness programmes.
E. Building capacity for the conservation of Ireland's plants
Target 15: The number of trained people working with appropriate facilities in plant conservation increased, as required, to achieve the targets of this Strategy.
Target 16: A broadly-based Irish network for plant conservation established to achieve the targets for this strategy.