BBGK’s conservation strategy targeting priority species of the Balkans


Dr Eleni MALOUPA

The example of the INTERREG programme CONSE-PP

The project “Ιmproving the conservation of priority plants in the cross-border area” (acronym Conse-pp) aims at protecting biodiversity in the cross-border area of Greece and the Republic of North Macedonia by prioritizing selected plant species and subspecies (taxa), i.e. priority A taxa (122 threatened and near threatened plants), B (372 local Balkan endemic plants) and C (237 rare plants). The project’s scope is three-fold: to document in situ the species-specific risks-threats, to offer ex situ conservation for them as a back-up solution for future re-introductions, and to introduce specific actions raising public awareness and alertness about the importance of local biodiversity. The PDF material can be downloaded from here: https://69832216-a008-4bbe-9720-617118c027ee.filesusr.com/ugd/f48a29_c6fc144656dc4d0babd19680a23942bf.pdf