As I understand it, NASC is attempting to develop an Ex-situ conservation collection representing genetic diversity of species in the genus. For those pf you who donít know what Ex-situ means, here is a defenition from wikipedia that is actually correct:First of all I believe that its high time we start calling it a Ex-situ conservation pprogram. That is the technical term for the type of conservation method being used. Several universities have maintained types of ex-situ programs for awhile now, and are quite efficient in maintaining it.Ex-situ means literally, "off-site conservation". It is the process of protecting an endangered species of plant or animal by removing part of the population from a threatened habitat and placing it in a new location, which may be a wild area or within the care of humans.
I have some questions Ė
1) has the NACS contacted any other existing Ex-situ conservation programs for recommendations on how to proceed?
2) What is the living record area going to be like? Is there going t be central collection?