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Meeting the Challenge of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

7- 9 November 2007


BGEN’s Annual Conference, 7th - 9th November 2007, at the National Botanic Garden of Wales, will look at the way in which garden communicators can work effectively with other partners to deliver better biodiversity education.

Biodiversity or BustThis year’s themes will explore:

  • Biodiversity – for food security
  • Biodiversity – for our health and wealth
  • Biodiversity – the threat from rapid climate change

The Conference will explore how we can better deliver the education and public awareness target of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.

The Conference will include talks on the key objectives of the strategy.
Speakers will include:

  • Peter Wyse Jackson – National Botanic Garden, Glasnevin
  • Mike Fay – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
  • Chris Cheffings – Joint Nature Conservation Committee
  • Jayne Manley - Plantlife
  • Deborah Long - Plantlife

Workshops will focus on issues such as

  • Climate Change
  • Fair Trade
  • Native Flora
  • Gardening for Biodiversity
  • Alien Weed Species
  • Environmental Procurement
  • Food Security
  • Implementing the GSPC through Education

For more information, details of costs and accomodation, visit the BGEN website.

Education resources

One of BGCI's key work areas is in Education - the provision of materials for people in botanic gardens to use in their education programmes of all kinds. This section is here to support botanic garden and other environmental educators in their work, so we can all see plant diversity flourishing.


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Botanic Gardens Education Network
The Botanic Gardens Education Network (BGEN) promotes and advances the delivery of education in member organisations. We have over 200 members. Most are educators in botanic gardens and other centres of environmental education within Britain and Ireland.

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The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
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