The International Conifer Conservation Programme


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Martin Gardner MBE, Co-ordinator of the International Conifer Conservation Programme at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Martin joined RBGE in 1991 and much of his work has involved collaborating with a wide range of RBGE staff as well as public and private land owners throughout Britain and Ireland in developing a network of over 200 safe sites for threatened conifers. This network is widely recognised as one of the most comprehensive ex-situ conservation networks for threatened woody plants anywhere in the world and now contains 50% of the world’s critically endangered conifer species.