Global Strategy for Plant Conservation


The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC)

The Global Strategy is one of the most significant instruments to have come out of the CBD. The Strategy provides an innovative framework for actions at global, regional, national and local levels. The Strategy has 16 targets in relation to Understanding and Conserving plant diversity, using that diversity sustainably and lastly in promoting education and awareness about plant diversityPlantNetwork is committed to incorporating the Global Strategy into all its programmes and policies.


Target 8 Project database fields

The data gathered during the ex-situ cultivation of plants needs to be submitted to the horticultural database. For each protocol used or trialled, a separate dataset should be submitted – for example soft-wood cuttings in April may not work, while they may work well in May. Likewise germinating seed in spring […]


Target 8 project species list

A compilation of the Red Data books for the UK (The Vascular Plant Red Data List for Great Britain (2005)), Wales (2008) and Ireland (Proposed Red Data List 2005) provides the starting point for this project. Working at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, Natacha Frachon has conducted surveys to determine what […]