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Oaks of the Americas Conservation Network

Linking science to practice to achieve effective conservation of oak diversity

Oaks of the Americas Conservation Network
2020 Global Oak Conservation Network meeting.

Description/abstract

The Oaks of the Americas Conservation Network (OACN) is an international, interdisciplinary consortium of oak experts from botanical gardens, arboreta, universities, government agencies, and non-government organizations working toward the common goal of studying and protecting oaks (genus Quercus). In spite of their great ecological, economical, and cultural importance across the world, there are still critical gaps in our knowledge of this group in the Americas, and many oak species are threatened with extinction. OACN focuses on linking science to practice to achieve effective conservation of this important tree group. 

Funding sources

Mohamed bin Zayed Species Conservation Fund, Franklinia Foundation

 

Project status

Ongoing

Timeline

2016-present