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Global biodiversity, including the diversity of wild plants, is of inestimable ecological, economic, and cultural value.
The necessity to redesign and relandscape the interior of the Temperate Palmhouse at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) created the opportunity to undertake a full curatorial survey of the palms and other plants contained in the Palmhouse.
This publication reviews the accession data quality and record keeping at 21 botanic gardens, 35 gardens with National Council for the Conservation of Plants and Gardens (NCCPG) collections, and eight other significant gardens in the
In this paper, the case for the conservation of plants that have arisen in cultivation is provided and the mechanisms for extinction discussed, with examples.
This is a great resource for learning about ex-situ conservation strategies and lessons learned outsite the botanic garden community that can be adopted to ensure genetic diversity of valued plant collections isn't lost in the future.
Botanic gardens are organized around plant collections, and climate change will affect those collections.
The relationship between laws and ethics is not always clear. Although we may have a legal right to do something, this does not necessarily mean it is ethically justified.
What legal and ethical issues do we need to worry about when managing collections? Why is Nazi-era art a concern? What does NAGPRA regulate? What is CITES? How can we get rid of deaccessioned objects?
If your institution is affected by a large-scale disaster, you may very well rely on the services of a disaster recovery company to help get back on your feet. What companies are out there and what services do they offer?