The Role of Botanic Gardens in Plant Conservation
Botanic gardens have collectively accumulated centuries of resources and expertise that now means they play a key role in plant conservation. Many of these activities contribute to ex situ conservation, but botanic gardens also play an important role in in situ conservation.
Read about Botanic Gardens in Conservation, and follow the links below, to find out more about the activities that are used for plant conservation.
There is a wide variety in the size and types of botanic garden, in all regions of the world, working together in networks to share information and expertise.
Click the region map on the right for more information about regional botanic garden networks, or you can use our Garden Search Database to search for botanic gardens by keyword or country.
Development and funding are also essential to ensure that botanic gardens' potential for conservation is fully realised - our web page on this topic provides some information and examples of successful development strategies.
Declare Your Garden's Committment to the International Agenda
Your garden can show its committment to the International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation. Registration is free and open to all (your botanic garden is probably already contributing) - and it helps BGCI to demonstrate to the wider world the important role botanic gardens that play.
BGjournal is the worldwide journal of botanic garden conservation. It covers a range of detailed content including in-depth features, congress reports, profiles of gardens and case studies of conservation work being carried out in gardens around the world.
Botanic Garden Policies on Access and Benefit Sharing
So far, over 100 countries have drafted, or are in the process of drafting, national legislation that affects the way their biological resources can be acquired, used and supplied to others. Botanic gardens need to show their understanding of the CBD in order to build trust with partners.
Summary of the International Review of the Ex Situ Plant Collections of the Botanic Gardens of the World
Great Botanic Gardens of the World
Join Sara Oldfield on this panoramic perspective on the history and current contributions of the world's major botanic gardens. Lavishly illustrated, sales of this book support BGCI's work.
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