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The conservation value of germplasm stored at the Millennium Seed Bank, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK

The Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) Partnership, developed and managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew), conserves propagules primarily from orthodox seed-bearing wild vascular plants.

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3/12/18
The contribution of botanic gardens to ex situ conservation through seed banking

Target 8 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation calls for ‘at least 75 per cent of threatened plant species in ex situ collections, preferably in the country of origin, and at least 20 per cent available for recovery and restor

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3/12/18
Biological and cultural diversity in the context of botanic garden conservation strategies

Impacts of global climate change, habitat loss, and other environmental changes on the world's biota and peoples continue to increase, especially on islands and in high elevation areas.

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3/12/18
Chapter 7: Using the Plant Collection – Research, Conservation, Public Engagement, Recreation and Tourism

As multidisciplinary institutions at the interface between people and plants, botanic gardens are prime centres for botanical research and plant conservation.

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3/12/18
Developing Climate-Change Resilience in Conservation Plants

Learn about plants being selected and tested for climate change adaptability in coastal areas for agricultural and conservation purposes in this video, funded by the USDA-Nort

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2/14/18
National Strategy and Action Plan for the Role of Australia’s Botanic Gardens in Adapting to Climate Change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Fourth Assessment Report concluded that human induced climate change is expected to have a discernable influence on many physical and biological systems.

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1/22/18
National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration

The PCA Federal Committee, chaired by the Bureau of Land Management, developed the “National Seed Strategy for Rehabilitation and Restoration 2015-2020” in cooperation with Federal and non-Federal partners.

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1/18/18
ENSCONET: Seed Collecting Manual For Wild Species

Global biodiversity, including the diversity of wild plants, is of inestimable ecological, economic, and cultural value.

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1/12/18
Plant Diversity in a Changing World: Status, trends, and conservation needs

Although only a minority of plant species have a specific human use, many more play important roles in natural ecosystems and the services they provide, and rare species are more likely to have unusual traits that could be useful in the future.

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1/12/18
What to do when we can't bank on seeds: What botanic gardens can learn from the zoo community about conserving plants in living collections

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. 

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1/12/18

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