External Evaluators

Final Technical Report

Work Packages

Project - Meetings

Other Meetings




Heritage sheep data base

Geographic Information System






The Work Plan consists of six Work Packages. WPs 1 to 5 concern activities to achieve scientific and technical objectives, while WP6 concerns management of the consortium activities.

The 5 WPs will serve to meet the objectives of HERITAGESHEEP and will be co-ordinated to ensure resources are utilised in a cost-effective and efficient way. The aim of this project is to assess for the first time the HSBs across the Community, define the justification for preservation of the breeds, identify best practice procedures for in situ  and ex situ conservation of their genetic resources and significantly, undertake the first steps to genebanking prioritised breeds in each partner country. The work plan will complement knowledge and activities already existing in Member States, build on and contribute to complementary international actions and lead to the development of pan-European understanding and procedures to safeguard the genetic resources of HSBs into the future for the benefit of local communities, their economies and environments.

WP1: Assessment of Heritage Sheep Breeds

WP2: Development and evaluation of strategies for in situ conservation

WP3: Development and evaluation of strategies for ex situ conservation

WP4: Collection and storage of semen

WP5: Website and integrated spatial database

WP6: Management of the project


Action Heritage Sheep AGRI GEN RES 040 receives financial support from the European Commission, Genetic Resources in Agriculture, under European Commission Council Regulation (EC) No 870/2004 AGRI GEN RES 2006 HERITAGE SHEEP