National coordinator

Felipe Perez
Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries, Food and Environment
Av. Gran Vía de San Francisco 4 – 6
28005 Madrid, Spain

Quick Info

Letter of Agreement signed on 21 Dec 2017

Member in 1994-2014 and since 2017


No Experts
in situ genetic conservation unit
ex situ genetic conservation unit
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Focal point

Eduardo Notivol Paino
C.I.T.A. - Government of Aragon

The European Information System on Forest Genetic Resources (EUFGIS) provides geo-referenced and harmonized data on genetic conservation units of forest trees in Europe.

Management of forest genetic resources in Spain

Spain has approved a National Strategy for the conservation and sustainable use of Forest genetic resources (MIMAM, 2006). Since 1988 there is a National Committee on Forest Genetic Resources (NCFGR) which involves central and regional administrations, and with the collaboration of research centres. An advisory group, including NGOS and other sectors involved in FGR conservation was established after the approval of the National Strategy. The NCFGR has approved three National Plans (Conservation of Genetic Resources, Breeding, Conservation of Endangered populations and Evaluation of Genetic Resources).

The main activities involving the National strategy are:

  • Creation of Germplasm Bank (Network) for the Conservation of Forest Genetic Resources. This Germplasm Bank is coordinated by the “El Serranillo” National Centre of Forest Genetic Resources depending on the Ministry of Environment.
  • National Register of Conservation Units.
  • Dissemination and training.

Further information

Spanish policy and activities for the conservation of FGR - Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, Rural Development, and Fisheries of Spain

Spanish policy and activities for forest reproductive material (FRM) - Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, Rural Development, and Fisheries of Spain
The different Autonomus Regions provide information at the regional level, as they are the designed authorities for approval of the basic material and the in situ conservation units.

Biodiversity - Forestry Plan (Biodiversity regulation, Plan and actions)– Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment of Spain

Forest policy - Ministry of Environment, Agriculture, Rural Development, and Fisheries of Spain

Publications Forest Genetic Resources

Spanish strategy of conservation and sustainable use of forest genetic resources

More information in Spanish

Data Bank of Nature (cartographic server) (Distribution of species, regions of provenance, basic material and experimental sites) (Distribucion de las especies, regiones de procedencia, Material de Base y Ensayos geneticos)

Country report for the FAO First State of the World’s Forest Genetic Resources


EUFORGEN publications