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New BGCI Report: Botanic Gardens, Endangered Trees and Reforestation in Africa
16 March 2011
Commenting on the publication of 'Botanic gardens, engangered trees and reforestation in Africa', BGCI's Director of Global Programmes Suzanne Sharrock said:
The report concludes (page 21):
'In order to take on a wider role in forest restoration, botanic gardens in Africa need to form or renew partnerships with forestry agencies, NGOs and the private sector. The new structures being developed for REDD implementation provide an opportunity to do so but the extent to which the institutional arrangements are available for participation are variable. The REDD debate is political and complex and botanic gardens may wish to consider the extent to which they get involved either in practical projects or in monitoring and capacity building. There is also great potential to get involved in projects of the voluntary carbon market.'
BGCI is grateful to the Rufford Foundation for support for this work.
Copies of the report can be downloaded here (PDF)
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