Global Efforts

Plant Conservation

A Global Effort

Organizations all over the world are mobilizing in an effort to conserve plants and their habitats

Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

The Global Stategy for Plant Conservation – a Plan to Save the World’s Plant Species – grew out of the Convention on Biological Diversity and is being fed into government policy around the world. The GSPC highlights the importance of plants and the ecosystem services they provide for all life on Earth, and aims to ensure their conservation. The GSPC, with its 16 targets, was first adopted by the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity in 2002. The GSPC targets were renewed and updated in 2010. 

International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Plant Conservation

The International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Plant Conservation (IABGC) was a policy framework for botanic gardens worldwide to contribute to biodiversity conservation and to demonstrate how their work contributed to policies such as the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC). IABGC was first published in 2000 following the publication in 1989 of the Botanic Gardens Conservation Strategy by the Botanic Gardens Conservation Secretariat of the IUCN (now Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)).

North American Strategy for Plant Conservation

Plant diversity is indispensable. Beyond sustaining a healthy planet, it impacts societal, economic, and political stability. The aspirations described in the Stategy provide a useful framework to focus local and regional plant conservation efforts toward the collective achievement of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC).

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Botanic Gardens Conservation International’s work focuses on plant conservation, public engagement, services for botanic gardens, and training and capacity building.

Center for Plant Conservation

The Center for Plant Conservation (CPC) is a one-of-a-kind network of conservation partners, collectively known as CPC Participating Institutions (PIs; now including more than 65 institutions), that collaboratively work to save the imperiled plants of the United States throughout their native range. 

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