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With the current global spotlight on wild animal markets as a possible source of the COVID-19 epidemic, it is easy to forget that the biggest flows of “wildlife” in trade involve plants, not animals. This report summarises what is known about the trade
The format of this edited volume offers each of the three communities (natural history museums, botanical gardens, zoological gardens) the opportunity to present their cutting-edge research and communications outreach activities.
More than 450 scientists from around the world recently released findings showing that up to one million species may become threatened with extinction.
In October 2018, the Stockholm Resilience Centre released a report “Transformation is Feasible” to the Club of Rome on how to achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals within Planetary Boundaries.
Improving urban forests is one of the solutions to achieving several of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and making cities healthier and more livable for people.
University of British Columbia (UBC) Botanical Garden is located on the traditional and unceded land of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) First Nation. The 2019 UN International Year of Indigenous Language draws attention to the critical global loss of indige
Building upon an initial 6000+ cities committed to GCoM at the time of the signing of the Paris Agreement, cities continue to make significant and ambitious commitments to meet the climate challenge.
The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country.
More frequent and intense extreme weather and climate-related events, as well as changes
The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC), with its 16 plant conservation targets was originally adopted by the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in 2002.
This video from the 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress features Cristián Samper who joined WCS as President and Chief Executive Officer of WCS in August 2012.