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A widely accepted approach to assess extinction risk, and a key source of data underpinning the IPBES report, is the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (hereafter Red List).
Public botanical gardens and arboreta are living museums and as such, their core missions
include the collection and display of herbaceous and woody plants from their local region or
This is an example from Denver Botanic Gardens of a Material Transfer Agreement:
Living Collections Access and Distribution Form.
Orchid viruses are capable of causing flower deformities and death, which can severely
impact the horticultural industry and wild orchid conservation. Here we show
The USDA-ARS National Plant Germplasm System (NPGS) is a coordinated network of 19 genebank locations throughout the United States that perform research to acquire, maintain,
These best practices represent a compilation of previous CPC guidelines with updated
The below case studies were collected and shared in a September 2018 Newsletter from the Center for Plant Conservation.
Access and benefit-sharing (ABS) refers to the way in which genetic resources
may be accessed, and how the benefits that result from their use are shared
between the people or countries using the resources (users) and the people or
Plant exploration provides the horticulture industry, public gardens, the scientific community, arboreta - and ultimately the public - with more diverse and hardier germplasm that increases the breadth of plants available for research and landscape use.
Recognition of the importance of biodiversity for global food security and the community food sustainability movement has helped increase awareness of seed rights.