History of RSPG
The exhibition of Plant Genetics Conservation is preceded by the Khon Kaen University specifically the project of Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn. In line with this, the Princess wants to collaboratively work with the royal work of his Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej to continue conserving the Thai resources for its development.
The project’s name is Plant genetic conservation Project. A research that is not plainly about plant species, it also covers other biological resources such as plants, animals and all types of creatures, which are both visible and invisible or physical resources such as mountains, rocks, minerals, land, etc. It also includes intellectual properties, cultures and traditions.
Plant Genetic Conservation Project
To develop the personnel and plant genetics resources for the maintenance of plant varieties, and for the development to be advantageous for the farmer and business section of the country.
- To progress the understanding of personnel and organization, and to introduce volunteers and companies to plant genetic conservation.
- To build links between various organization, including government agencies and private sections on virtue foundation.
To create a plant genetics database system that can be communicated around the country
- Protection of Plant Genetic
This activity involves the original natural forest and distributes plants throughout the country in all floristic regions outside the responsibility of the Royal Forest Department. Plants are distributed to government agencies, research centers, experiment stations, academy institutes, schools, temples or other areas where people or the villagers come together to protect plant genetic. Also within the scope of this activity is the exploration, registration, coding of plant clones and the study of plant biology and other fields is done. Supporting and encouraging village volunteers. Protecting the natural forest will protect plant genetic, maintaining a valuable natural resource for utilization when ready.
- Exploration and collection of plant genetic
Exploration and collection of plant genetics information from areas that are losing the natural flora to environment change or through development, such as the creation of reservoirs, roads, or the change from natural forest to agricultural areas. We have officers and volunteers to explore and collect seeds, scions, whole plants or shoots. The activity was done in areas outside the responsibility of the Royal Forest Department in every floristic regions.
- Planting and preservation of plant genetic
Plants are continually planted and fresh seed collected. This maintains seeds and plants collected from Royal Development Study Centers, research centers or experiment stations of Department of Agriculture or the provinces that the Plant Genetic Conservation Project. works in. Preservation and seed storage of plant tissue culture is held in the plant germplasm bank at the Plant Genetic Conservation Project, Chitralada Palace. In addition Plant genetics materials are preserved.
- Conservation and Utilization of plant genetic
The evaluation of plant genetic from exploration, collection and planting in natural conditions. Experiments are performed to discover information about plant morphology, biology, physiology and cultivation. In the laboratories the composition, nutrition, pigments, flavor, aromatic compounds, plant molecular biology, cytology and studied to determine the properties and qualities of various plant clones. These activities are performed in collaboration with researchers from universities, academic institutes, research centers and experimental stations.
- Plant Germplasm Database Center
The plant germplasm database center at Chitralada Palace has collection data, evaluation data, conservation data and utilization data on many plants. A database of herbarium is being created from the herbarium from a variety of institutes, including the Royal Forest Department, Department of Agriculture, Prince of Songkhla University, other institutes and universities.
- Planning of Plant Varieties Development
The data from plant germplasm, database center and plant genetic from exploration, collection and planting were analyzed and ways for plants to be improved and deviced by experts. Potential pathways for Plant improvement would be presented to Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to consider and given to research institutes or government agencies that have plant improvement projects such as the Department of Agriculture.
- Creating the awareness of the Population in Plant Genetic
The aim of this activity is to create awareness of plant genetics within the population, especially the new generation. We aim to educate the population to understand the advantage of plant genetic and preservation of unique of plant genetic resources. We aim to show that the study of botany can be very enjoyable, with delightful teaching and training rather than stressful teaching for the youthful. Access to school botanical garden can be used to foster and awareness of nature and folk wisdom and the role of plant genetic resources. Each school botanical garden has unique examples of living plants, specimens, and a library. The continuous study plants allows the use of plants as the media for learning and teaching on various subjects.
- Special Activities for Supporting Plant Genetic
Giving an opportunity for the young and everyone who care for nature to be instructed in different aspects of natural resources conservation. With the contribution of many experts to establish RSPG botanical and biological clubs throughout Thailand leading to and increase in the progressive conscience and knowledge of natural resources conservation for the young generation.