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Implementing the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation in the UK. Judith Cheney PlantNet: The Plant Collections Network of Britain and Ireland. Commitment and partnership. UK Government is working with: Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) Plantlife International

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implementing the global strategy for plant conservation in the uk

Implementing the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation in the UK

Judith Cheney

PlantNet: The Plant Collections Network of Britain and Ireland

commitment and partnership
Commitment and partnership

UK Government is working with:

  • Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC)
  • Plantlife International
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
consultation
Consultation
  • Conference at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: February 2003
  • Written consultation: July to September 2003
  • Response published February 2004
uk response to the gspc
UK response to the GSPC

Published in 2004 by:

  • Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs
  • National Assembly for Wales Department for Environment, Planning & Countryside
  • Department of the Environment, Northern Ireland
  • Scottish Executive Environment and Rural Affairs Department
plant diversity challenge the uk s response to the global strategy for plant conservation
Plant Diversity Challenge:The UK’s response to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
  • Native flora
  • Priorities for current and future action
  • Partnership approach
  • Reporting in 2006, 2008 and 2010
  • See www.jncc.gov.uk
plant and fungal diversity in the uk
Plant and fungal diversity in the UK

Approximate numbers of native species

Vascular plants 2300

Bryophytes 1000

Lichens 1700

Algae 15 000

Fungi 12 000

in progress already
In progress already
  • Checklists and floras
  • Biodiversity Action Plans
  • Species recovery programmes
  • Darwin Initiative projects
examples of progress on targets
Examples of progress on targets
  • Target 1: Developing a working list of species
  • Target 8: Linking ex situ and in situ conservation
  • Target 10: Controlling non-native invasive species
  • Target 13: Sustainable livelihoods
  • Target 14: Communicating and educating
plantnet response
PlantNet response
  • Information to all members
    • 16 targets on one A4 page
    • GSPC booklet
    • where to find further information
  • How to contribute to consultation
  • Conference on GSPC
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PlantNet conference: Implementing the Global Strategy for Plant ConservationUniversity of Reading, January 2004
  • To facilitate and support the contribution of PlantNet members to the GSPC
  • Brought together botanic and heritage gardens with government and other organisations
  • Nearly 100 attended
  • Members to report on their plans by August 2004
plantnet gspc working group
PlantNet GSPC working group
  • Enabling all botanic and heritage gardens to contribute
  • Seeking to engage at national (UK and Ireland), European and international levels, by:
    • Co-ordinating
    • Reporting and influencing
    • Promoting
gspc co ordinating
GSPC: co-ordinating
  • Resource pack to members
  • Threatened native species in ex situ living collections and recovery programmes
  • Trees and ferns
  • Links to biodiversity, habitat and species action plans (BAPs, HAPs and SAPs)
endangered british flora
Endangered British flora

Woodsia ilvensis

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

endangered british flora14
Endangered British flora

Sorbus bristoliensis

University of Bristol Botanic Garden

gspc more co ordinating
GSPC: more co-ordinating
  • Collate information on members’ actions
  • Publish PlantNet Directory of Botanical Collections in Britain and Ireland online
  • Cultivation and propagation database
  • European and global links
gspc reporting and influencing
GSPC: reporting and influencing

Attend meetings and prepare reports on progress by members in attaining targets, in relation to:

  • UK reporting commitments and schedule
  • European Plant Conservation Strategy
  • International activities
gspc promoting
GSPC: promoting

Date for co-ordinating public awareness activities:

  • Publication of a report on the contribution of UK and Irish collections to GSPC targets
  • Distribution to the public of a leaflet on the GSPC and PlantNet collections
  • Exhibit on GSPC for display at member gardens
  • Media relations
what next
What next?
  • Include GSPC in future PlantNet meetings
  • Keep talking to in situ community
  • Seek funding
  • Conference in spring 2005 on progress in practical conservation
global strategy for plant conservation

Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

To halt the current and continuing

loss of biodiversity – by 2010