The project aims at improving knowledge and conservation of threatened island plants representative of the entire Mediterranean basin, through the implementation of urgent actions and campaigns. The emphasis is on in situ conservation measures that in several cases need to be supported by ex situ techniques.
As an innovative and interdisciplinary project, it will strengthen and help sustain the network of conservation centres and research and management institutions of the Mediterranean islands, strategic partners for the sustainability of conservation measures.
In situ conservation measures such as conservation translocations are particularly relevant in the context of climate change, especially for plant species which are not able to migrate to sites that are climatically more suitable. Specific attention will be given to plants of wetlands since they are susceptible to even minor changes in precipitation and temperature and urgent actions are needed to counteract climate change impacts.