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MG-30-17-0055-17

Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden
Fiscal Year: 
2017
Award: 
$656,286.00
City: 
Cincinnati
State: 
OH
Recipient Type: 
museum
Program: 
National Leadership Grants for Museums
Program Categories: 
Collections Stewardship

The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Gardens Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife will partner with the Lyon Arboretum to conduct a three-year research study to address the challenges of the off-site conservation of endangered exceptional plants (EEPs)-plants that are not able to be conserved in seed banks. This project will improve the ability of botanical gardens and other institutions to address the significant informational, scientific, and cost challenges of EEPs by providing new information on protocols used for conserving EEPs, an annotated list of EEPs, genetic information to guide the banking and use of these collections, and a network and website to continue facilitating future research and collaboration between institutions.