Wild vegetation conservation

Armando Maravilla presents plant species for the Conservation of wild vegetation.

Man throughout history has domesticated various plant species to make the most of the food we eat. During the last decades, efforts have been made to conserve and study the genetic diversity of wild plants that have undergone a process of domestication. Conserving diversity, whether of wild or cultivated plants, at all levels of complexity (genes, individuals, populations, species or ecosystems), is essential to maintain or restore the ecological balance in landscapes that have been transformed during the production of commodities that human societies demand¹.