Small Collections Grant

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Rare and Endangered Plants of Kurdistan

Azad Rastegar


Database, Conserve

Cost: $


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Kurdistan Agriculture and Natural Resources Research and Education Center


flora of Kurdistan province with about 2800 taxa except for ferns, mosses, and fungi is one of the richest zones in Iran. Topography, climatic variability, and edaphic factors made such a flora and diversity.
my project aims are:
1- a detailed conservation assessment of all vulnerable taxa.
2- seed collection
3- re-planting in natural habitats
4- greenhouse propagation and tissue culture for critical-endangered taxa


Our field studies will begin in the next March and all defined taxa will visit in nature by the end of the next summer. All collected specimens, seeds, and ecological data will analyse by the next fall. greater herbaria and botanical gardens will be so very helpful for us so after this phase we need to travel to some prominent and successive gardens to get their experiments and updates.


March 01, 2020 - September 30, 2020: field studies, collecting materials, and greenhouse activities.
October 10, 2020 - December 10, 2020: analyse of collected data and writing the final report of the project

Referee 1:

Ihsan A. Alshehbaz

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Scoring Rubric

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Collection Improvement/Maintenance


1.  Contribution to the generation of digital herbarium data (digitization: data entry, setting up database structure, purchasing equipment).

2.  Contribution to enhancing our understanding of the flora by making new herbarium specimens available (processing of backlog).

3.  Contribution to enhancing our understanding of the flora by making new herbarium specimens available (shipping endangered collection to another herbarium).

4. Contribution towards improving conservation status of specimens in herbarium (better folders, protecting covers, mounting paper, labeling, etc.).

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IAPT community building


5.  Herbarium's potential for success.

6.  Perceived need, extent to which the project will benefit from IAPT funding.
7. Sharing specimens with other herbaria.

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Broader Impacts

8. The project will yield durable benefits (specimens, digitized metadata, databases, websites).

9. The proposed project involves outreach/mentoring and broad dissemination.

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