Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Set Priority Species Conservation

Indonesian Institute of Sciences in 2010 returned to the determination of species of conservation priority to be used as one of the main reference in the implementation of conservation actions Indonesian plants.

Determination of priority species are discussed in the workshop themed establishment Priority Species Conservation: Disterocarpaceae and Thymelaeaceae.
CCP Chief Bogor Botanical Gardens, Ir completed Siregar, on Monday said the implementation of the workshop aims to obtain a list of priority species to be used as one of the main reference in plant conservation action.
"Determination of priority species for conservation action by a more focused, effective and efficient," says completed.
Workshop which was held on the third floor building Plant Conservation Conservation Centre (CCP) Bogor Botanical Garden was followed by the participants in which researchers from LIPI and State University of Jakarta.
He said the workshop was a continuation of similar activities held in June 2009.
"Where there are four types of plants are considered the members of the family Arecaceae, Orchidaceae, Nepenthaceae and Cyatheaceae," he said.
He explained that significantly determine the kinds of priorities for the conservation of Indonesian plants can not be separated from the limited resources available to support conservation action.
Meanwhile, he continued, the urgency of these activities can be found at the level of deforestation and degradation of natural habitats become more alarming, resulting in higher species extinction rates. Indonesia Today

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