Combining ex-situ and in-situ conservation measures

The conservation and sustainable use - [in-situ] and [ex-situ] - of the genetic resources of species, varieties, domestic animal breeds and microbial life-forms with actual or potential value as agricultural commodities and the equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources in agriculture requires a wide range of [in-situ] and [ex-situ] actions.
According to the [Convention on Biological Diversity], [in-situ] conservation (on site conservation) means the conservation of ecosystems and natural habitats and the maintenance and recovery of viable populations of species in their natural surroundings and, in the case of domesticated or cultivated species, in the surroundings where they have developed their distinctive properties; [ex-situ] conservation means the conservation of components of biological diversity outside their natural habitats.

The techniques and facilities used for [ex-situ] conservation, are considered to be essential measures to support, complement and enhance [in-situ] conservation.

Type Classification:
F: Exceptional strategies
Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land