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The impacts of climate change on health as well as the societal responses to climate change are varied and significant.
Complete and accurate plant records are a defining feature of arboreta and botanic gardens.
Green infrastructure is increasingly used to address climate impact issues, such as stormwater runoff, and to provide myriad benefits to a community.
Extinctions of species and subspecific taxa in hotspots of biodiversity deserve special attention. After more than 40 years of major efforts, estimates of extinct plant taxa in California seem to be somewhat stabilized.
The Missouri Botanical Garden encourages the solicitation and acceptance of gifts to the Garden for purposes that will help the Garden to further and fulfill its mission.
The Millennium Seed Bank (MSB) Partnership, developed and managed by the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew), conserves propagules primarily from orthodox seed-bearing wild vascular plants.
Target 8 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation calls for ‘at least 75 per cent of threatened plant species in ex situ collections, preferably in the country of origin, and at least 20 per cent available for recovery and restor
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.
As multidisciplinary institutions at the interface between people and plants, botanic gardens are prime centres for botanical research and plant conservation.