Networks and inventories

Botanic gardens today have an important role in the conservation of rare species at risk of extinction. One third of the plants in the world are threaten, almost the same proportion as those that are grown today in botanic gardens, which have thus become repositories for the planet’s plant diversity. For this reason, MED-O-MED represents an efficient mechanism for North-South cooperation in the field of conservation of plant diversity.

  1. The RBG of Jordan and sustainability

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    Jordan is a country of contrast, being in the Fertile Crescent, the 4th most important area for Crop Wild [...]

  2. Qur’anic Botanical Garden in Doha, new Med-O-Med member

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    We are pleased to welcome Quranic Botanical Gardens as Med-O-Med member. The Quranic Botanical Garden in Doha, the first [...]

  3. Botanic Gardens in Med-O-Med

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    Every civilisation has left its mark on nature, each one according to its own cultural parameters and within the [...]

  4. New challenges for botanic gardens

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    The functions of botanic gardens and of their legitimate precursors have gradually evolved to meet the needs of a [...]

  5. The botanic gardens in Al-Andalus

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    Islamic civilisation has always been known for its love of landscapes, agronomy and science. Al Andalús, at the heart [...]

  6. An introduction to the CPD

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    “Centers of Plant Diversity”  is a term created in this analysis, which aims to include all  institutions working in [...]

  7. Centres of plant diversity research: Goals

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    To draw up a brief diagnosis of the situation of plant diversity in the Islamic culture countries of the [...]

  8. Centres of plant diversity research: Methodology

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    The working methodology comprised several stages:
    Stage 1.  Definition of the study area
    The study area was initially defined [...]

  9. Summary Centres of plant diversity research

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    The results are given by country. For each country there is an initial introduction summarising its physiographic characteristics, the [...]

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Projects

MED-O-MED aspires to making the development of Islamic countries in these regions compatible with the preservation of their environment and heritage. It aims to set up projects involving maximum participation by regional social and public agents, with total respect for genetic sovereignty and the cultural identity of the local populations, all within an inter-cultural and a multi-disciplinary approach.

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This section, which will continue to grow as more research and projects are carried out in the future, contains practical information about Med-O-Med’s lines of work and the countries in the Mediterranean and the Middle East where the program develops its activities.

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