Irelandís 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
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vert bar Ireland's National Strategy for Plant Conservation - Target 15

The number of trained people working with appropriate facilities in plant conservation increased, as required, to achieve the targets of this Strategy.

Actions:

  • The number of trained people working with appropriate facilities in plant conservation increased, according to national needs, to achieve the targets of this Strategy.
  • Complete a study on the financial needs for the achievement of the National Plant Conservation Strategy by 2005.
  • Implementation of the National Biodiversity Plan, promotion of the aims of this plan, and the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation at political level.
  • Improve capacity amongst government, the NGO, university, industry, voluntary and private sectors, to implement the National Plant Conservation Strategy and achieve its targets, by 2010.
  • Improve communication between plant recorders and decision makers in the interests of plant conservation.
  • Promote careers in Plant Sciences
  • At least double the existing or available funds for plant conservation from government and private sectors.
  • Conduct a review of Taxonomic needs in the country.
  • Improve the facilities and increase the capacity of the Irish Threatened Plant Genebank, Irish Seedsavers, and Genetic Heritage Ireland to include difficult species groups and regular viability testing, by 2008.
Milestones & Indicators:
  • Ensure that a proportion of national biodiversity research funding to be implemented under action 44 of the National Biodiversity Plan and currently being promoted by the NPBR be used to train postgraduate students in plant conservation biology.
  • Increased capacity for third level institutions to undertake plant conservation research in partnership with relevant state agencies.
  • Establish lectureships/chairs in 3rd level institutions to undertake plant conservation biology research and teaching.
  • Increase the number of research staff at NPWS dealing with plant conservation.