Education for Conservation Grants
Model Education Project Award for the Argentine Botanic Gardens
Investing in Nature Programme
"Education for Conservation of Native Species"
To strengthen Argentine Botanic Gardens to contribute to public awareness about plant conservation through the implementation of the International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation.
Background to the Awards:This awards programme has been developed as a result of a new international partnership entitled Investing in Nature between four organizations, HSBC, BGCI , Earthwatch and WWF, with financial support from HSBC. As part of this partnership, in Argentina, BGCI is implementing a wide-ranging programme with its partner, the Red Argentina de Jardines Botánicos to promote botanic garden roles in environmental education, plant conservation and sustainable development in Argentina through the implementation of the International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation.
Through the “Investing in Nature” partnership, BGCI aims to award up to nine grants until 2006in support of the best Argentine botanic garden projects which can contribute to the programme.
Awards have been made for the first and second round of BGCI’s Investing in Nature-Argentina Programme Education for Conservation of Native Species Awards. Seven botanic gardens have received support to strengthen their contribution to public awareness about plant conservation through the implementation of the International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation. Focusing on local issues, the projects will develop a range of education activities to promote the sustainable use and conservation of native species. The seven botanic gardens are: