New BGCI learning modules on Access and Benefit Sharing.
The Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing for genetic resources came into force in October 2014. BGCI has developed a series of learning modules to help botanic garden staff understand the Protocol and its implications for plant collection management.
Launching the Global Seed Conservation Challenge.
The Global Seed Conservation Challenge (GSCC) is a major new intitiative of BGCI. The GSCC will increase the contribution of botanic gardens towards the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) which seeks to halt the continuing loss of plant diversity.
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