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International Plant Sentinel Network
The increasing globalisation of trade in plants and plant material, together with the impacts of climate change, has led to an increase in the introduction and spread of new and damaging plant pests and pathogens. Past examples of the devastating impact these organisms can have on plant populations, such as Dutch elm disease on UK elm trees and the emerald ash borer on U.S. ash populations, illustrate the significant threat these alien pests and pathogens pose to global plant health.
For more information please go to the International Plant Sentinel Network website www.plantsentinel.org
We are keen to hear from any botanic gardens and arboreta, or any institutes / individuals involved in plant health, who are interested in the project. For more information please contact Ellie Barham (email@example.com - IPSN coordinator) or to join the network click here
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