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Target 14: Public Education & Awareness
The Importance of Plant Diversity and the Need for its Conservation Incorporated into Communication, Educational and Public–Awareness Programmes
Communication, education and the raising of public awareness about the importance of plant diversity are crucial for the achievement of all the targets of the strategy. This target is understood to refer to both informal and formal education at all levels, including primary, secondary and tertiary education. Key target audiences include not only children and other students, but also policy-makers and the public in general. Consideration should be given to developing specific indicators to monitor progress towards achievement of the overall target. It may be helpful to develop indicators for specific target audiences. Given the strategic importance of education about plant conservation, this issue should be included not only in environmental curricula, but should also be included in broader areas of mainstream education policy.
Consultation on Target 14
Reports from all six national GSPC meetings and the final International Review of Target 14 can be downloaded here.
National Responses to Target 14
Organisational Responses to Target 14
Organisations have produced their own repsonses to Target 14 and the GSPC, including the National Natural History Museum, Paris, the South African Biodiversity Institute, the University of Oxford Botanic Garden and the botanic gardens of French-speaking countries.
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19th October 2006
Target 14: Communicating the Importance of Plant Diversity
This PDF leaflet is for raising awareness about Target 14 of the GSPC. A crucial element of conservation is educating the public and communicating the importance of plants. The leaflet is free to download and print yourself, or you can contact BGCI to discuss distribution of large batches.