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2nd Caribbean Botanic Gardens for Conservation (CBGC) Conference Announced

15 February 2005
The 2nd conference of the Caribbean Botanic Gardens for Conservation network will be held at the Belize Botanic Gardens from 30 October to 5 November 2005. Organized in collaboration with the Association of Latin American and Caribbean Botanic Gardens (ALCJB) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), the conference will include an extensive and varied program of presentations, workshops, discussion for study, visits and excursions, addressing the broad topic of "Caribbean Botanic Gardens: serving a diversity of global, national and local communities".

The main themes of the conference will be:
  • Working and growing together: networking and sharing resources
  • Biodiversity conservation: responding effectively to international plant and biodiversity conservation challenges
  • Disasters and emergencies: risk and crisis management
  • Environmental education: spreading the word
  • Sustainable tourism: protecting the golden goose of the Caribbean
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