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What are other educators doing to support the GSPC? - Target 11

Target 11: No species of wild flora endangered by international trade.


Does your site use exhibits focussing on the unsustainable practices of the tourist trade in endangered species, such as orchids? Do you get involved in training programmes for customs officials etc so that they can identify endangered species? Have you worked to support CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of wild fauna and flora).

Examples

Timber exhibit in Humid Tropics Biome
Have bred Impatiens ‘Ray of Hope’ with royalty to Seychelles Conservation Trust – sold on its conservation story
Sue Minter, Eden Project


Explore such issues in horticultural trainee programmes and in events such as public talks about bulbs
Christine Preston, University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens


CITES interpretation panels on display in the glasshouses. Garden superintendent talks to trainees and staff about CITES.
Karen Van Oostrum, University of Cambridge Botanic Gardens

Has been mentioned in presenter talks to the public over the summer.
Liz Marrs, Chester Zoo


One of Conservation and Environment leaflets for the public is about CITES
Royal Horticultural Society


We talk about CITES during our schools and adults programme
Louise Allen, University of Oxford Botanic Garden


Sheet on CITES for teachers and school groups.
Lectures by CITES staff to a level, undergrad and postgraduate groups
Gail Bromley, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew


Display in zoology museum
Mandy Tulloch, University of Aberdeen, Cruickshank Botanic Garden