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BGANZ Collections Assessment
Thanks to all of the gardens that contributed to the BGANZ Collections Assessment in 2013!
This helps to gauge progress toward the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation’s (GSPC) Target 8 to have 75% of threatened species in ex situ collections by 2020.
2013 Assessment Results
With taxa lists submitted by 30% of gardens in the BGANZ network (43 collections), an important benchmark was set in 2013.
Looking to the Future
This is the best regional progress toward the GSPC Target 8 found so far - but there is definitely still work to be done to reach the 75% goal by 2020. For example, nearly 40% of reported threatened native species are known in only one collection, which likely reflects low genetic diversity.
If you are interested in contributing data and receiving a list of threatened species in your collection, feel free to contact BGCI US. Thank you!