Accreditation Examples: Ex situ Conservation Activities

In order to achieve BGCI Accreditation, applicants are required to implement a number of ex situ conservation activities and provide evidence of these in their application.

Examples of ex situ plant conservation activities (this list is not exhaustive):

  • Engagement with local or national policy makers on the development of National Biodiversity Strategies & Action Plans, or
    equivalents
  • Contribute to international plant conservation policy (e.g. the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation, CBD etc.)
  • Training courses on plant conservation attended by staff
  • Training courses on plant conservation policy, practice or communication offered
  • Conservation volunteer programme in place
  • Publication of plant conservation, environmental, traditional knowledge research for policymakers, researchers, or the general
    public
  • Horticultural trials carried out on native or threatened taxa
  • Propagation and germination studies carried out on native or threatened taxa
  • Publications on wild (non-domesticated) plant diversity
  • Wild species seed conservation
  • Wild species propagation
  • Exchange or supply of wild species material with other conservation practitioners or gardens
  • Field gene banks or ex situ collections managed for conservation purposes
  • Improving horticultural knowledge for native and/or threatened taxa

Below you will find examples of evidence for ex situ conservation activities submitted by successful BGCI Accreditation applicants.

 

Associated resources

  • Chicago Botanic Garden Science Yearbook

    Plant Conservation, Services for Botanic Gardens / Tool / English
  • Ex situ Conservation Prioritization Example

    Plant Conservation, Services for Botanic Gardens / Tool / English
  • North Carolina BG Rare Plant Program

    Plant Conservation, Services for Botanic Gardens / Tool / English
  • Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Achievements

    Plant Conservation, Services for Botanic Gardens / Tool / English

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