Conservation of threatened conifers in the Eastern Dalat Plateau, Vietnam

Tran Thi Thu Trang

In response to the recommendations made by the Fauna & Flora International’s Vietnam Conifer Conservation Status Review 2004, the project team will initiate in situ and ex situ conservation programme of threatened conifers in cooperation with conservation managers and local people in two protected areas in the eastern Dalat Plateau, Vietnam. The team will study aspects of conifer biology and ecological requirements to determine genetic variation and optimal growth conditions. They will collect seeds and cuttings to learn the cultivation requirements through the establishment of ex situ collections that will be managed in partnership with the local communities.