The susceptibility of botanic gardens, and their responses, to natural and man-made disasters
The next instalment in BGCI’s Technical Review series is now available: The susceptibility of botanic gardens, and their responses, to natural and man-made disasters
This Review looks at the nature, frequency and impacts of natural and man-made disasters in botanic gardens over recent years. It informs about how such disasters are managed, including sources of assistance, management actions and future adaptation to more resilient infrastructures and practices. Building technical capacity to manage and reduce the impact of future disasters is a principle that cuts across all stages of disaster management planning. This Review aims to provide guidance for institutions to develop and/or enhance their disaster management planning. The analysis is based on experiences and information made available by numerous botanic gardens, incorporating data from 91 institutions in 44 countries, including 24 case studies. BGCI would like to thank all participating institutions which filled the online survey and provided case studies for their excellent contribution.