In Situ Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources in Bulgaria

  • Alexander H. AlexandrovEmail author
  • Rumen D. Dobrev
Part of the Advances in Global Change Research book series (AGLO, volume 65)


The chapter presents information about in situ conservation of forest genetic resources in Bulgaria. The activities have resulted in establishment of many in situ units for gene conservation. A survey of all such object is done for 9 coniferous and 39 broad-leaved species. The units are classified into three categories: reserves, maintained reserves, and natural permanent seed production stands. The total number of the units is 6032 coniferous stands and 15,772 stands of broadleaved species. All they contribute to gene resources conservation and their sustainable use in forest trees in Bulgaria.


Gene conservation units Seed production stands 



Thanks are due to the administration of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Forests, Executive Forest Agency, and Ministry of Environment and Waters of Bulgaria for providing the necessary information.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Forest Research InstituteBulgarian Academy of SciencesSofiaBulgaria

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