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  1. Implementing the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation in the UK Judith Cheney PlantNet: The Plant Collections Network of Britain and Ireland

  2. Commitment and partnership UK Government is working with: • Joint Nature Conservation Committee (JNCC) • Plantlife International • Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

  3. Consultation • Conference at Royal Botanic Gardens Kew: February 2003 • Written consultation: July to September 2003 • Response published February 2004

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. In progress already • Checklists and floras • Biodiversity Action Plans • Species recovery programmes • Darwin Initiative projects

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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)

  13. Endangered British flora Woodsia ilvensis Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh

  14. Endangered British flora Sorbus bristoliensis University of Bristol Botanic Garden

  15. 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

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. 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

  19. Global Strategy for Plant Conservation To halt the current and continuing loss of biodiversity – by 2010