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Cycads are the most endangered of plant groups based on IUCN Red List assessments; all are in Appendix I or II of CITES, about 40% are within biodiversity ‘hotspots,’ and the call for action to improve their protection is longstanding.
The Standards of Excellence in Plant Collections Management developed by the Plant Co
A companion Self-Assessment Tool is now available to help you evaluate your organization’s current level of collections management.
Botanic gardens are living museums, offering opportunities for conservation and research as well as education, experience, and enjoyment through their plant collections.
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.
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.
Botanic gardens around the world maintain collections of living plants for science, conservation, education, beauty and more.