CARE-MEDIFLORA local event during the 20th Anniversary of the Sardinian Germplasm Bank, Cagliari (2017)

04 January 2018

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During the celebrations for the 20 years of the activities of the Sardinian Germplasm Bank (BG-SAR), a local event dedicated to CARE-MEDIFLORA was realised, in which the HBK team illustrated the project to the local authorities and stakeholders.

The local event took place on 14 December 2017 and hosted several institutions involved in environmental management and conservation, among which the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, the Metropolitan City of Cagliari, the Agenzia Forestas, the local section of the Italian National Research Council (CNR) and various important Sardinian Regional Agencies. Furthermore, other scientific HBK partners contributed to explore several issues related to the plant conservation, such as the RIBES network and the Gruppo Orti Botanici e Giardini storici of the Italian Botanical Society (SBI) and several CARE-MEDIFLORA leaflets were distributed to all participants.

During the commemorative conference, which started on Thursday 14 and ended Sunday 17 December, a series of celebratory events were planned. In particular, workshops and guided tours for schools, book announcements, shows and exhibitions were held.

Left: Prof. Gianluigi Bacchetta started the meeting and welcomed on behalf of himself and the entire staff.
Right: Prof. Gianluigi Bacchetta with Dr. Gianluca Orrù, the delegate of the environmental defence office of the Autonomous Region of Sardinia.

Left: Dr. Antonio Casula, General Manager of the Agenzia Forestas.
Middle: Part of the BG-SAR staff.
Right: The conference program and leaflets of CARE-MEDIFLORA, BG-SAR and RES MARIS were made available to the public.

Left: Dr. Marco Porceddu during the presentation of the CARE-MEDIFLORA project.
Right: Angelino Congiu, a local stakeholder of Oliena (CE Sardinia), who participated at the translocation program of Ribes sardoum in the Supramonte region.

Left: Dr. Alba Cuena Lombraña showed the seedling growth of a target species for an in situ action of the CARE-MEDIFLORA project.
Middle: Dr. Rosangela Picciau showed the mechanical instruments commonly used for the seed cleaning in BG-SAR.
Right: Dr. Marco Sarigu illustrated the seed germination tests carried out in the lab.

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Mediterranean Plant Specialist Group (IUCN/SSC) Sóller Botanical Garden Foundation, Balearic Islands Office of the Environment of Corsica - National Botanical Academy of Corsica Hortus Botanicus Karalitanus, Sardinia University of Catania, Sicily Mediterranean Agronomic Institute of Chania, Crete Agricultural Research Institute, Cyprus Department of Forests, Cyprus