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BGANZ 2013 Collections Assessment Complete!
On behalf of BGCI, we would like to thank to all of the gardens that contributed to the 2013 BGANZ Collections Assessment. We are happy to announce that we ended up with submissions from nearly 30% of the gardens in Australia and New Zealand and plenty of collections data to support our threatened species analysis!
We have recently finished the gap analysis in which we cross-checked all collections submitted with a compiled list of 1519 threatened taxa native to NZ and AU. We found that 56% of these threatened species are found in at least one collection in AU or NZ. This is good progress towards the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation’s target of 75% of threatened species in ex situ collections by 2020, but there is definitely still work to be done.
If your institution is interested in receiving a list of how many and which species in your collection that are listed in our threatened plants assessment, please email us and we’ll send you one. The final results of this region-wide gap analysis will also be presented at the 5th Annual Botanic Gardens Congress in Dunedin, New Zealand.
Below is a list of the gardens that submitted their collections to support this assessment:
Albury Botanic Gardens
Thanks to all contributors for their supporting the assessment!