Exceptional Plant Conservation Network Welcome to the EPCN Expertise Directory! As a major ex situ conservation method, successful seed banking depends on a number of conditions and standards. These include that seeds must be available, be amenable to seed banking conditions of equilibrating with 15% relative humidity and -20oC, remain viable over a reasonable length of time at those conditions, as well as germinate and produce plants when they are removed from the seed bank. However, not all plant species lend themselves to current best practice seed banking techniques. Taxa for which any of the aforementioned principles cannot be accomplished, and for which ex situ conservation methods other than seed banking are required, have been referred to as ‘exceptional’ To contribute to the conservation of these important species, the EPCN has developed a Directory of Expertise in Conservation Best Practice for Exceptional Plant Species. You can use this directory to find contacts for organizations and individuals working on various exceptional species conservation and research around the world. Use the links to make contact via email and to find out more about opportunities for collaboration, research or mentoring. Want to join the network and add your details to the table? Use the link to fill out our Expertise in Ex Situ Conservation Best Practices for Exceptional Plant Species survey. For more information on the EPCN email [email protected].