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In the realities of the modern world, when the natural habitat is rapidly disappearing and the number of imperiled plants is constantly growing, ex situ conservation is gaining importance.
Restoration projects that support pollinators are becoming increasingly popular. Pollinating insects require resources, including nectar and pollen, throughout the growing season.
In 2012, more than two million acres of important sage-brush habitat burned in four Western States.
Native plant communities are key to ecosystem health, resiliency, and productivity.
Complete and accurate plant records are a defining feature of arboreta and botanic gardens.
Recent estimates indicate that one-fifth of botanical species worldwide are considered at risk of becoming extinct in the wild.
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.
As multidisciplinary institutions at the interface between people and plants, botanic gardens are prime centres for botanical research and plant conservation.
This handbook provides guidelines for the maintenance of standardized plant records at Welkinweir.
The purpose of the Denver Botanic Gardens' 2017 Collections Management Policy is to ensure that the living collections are well managed, now and into the future.