Global Strategy for Plant Conservation 2011 to 2020 Report

22nd Feb 2012

‘Wild Plant Horizons’ is a report taking forward the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation 2011to 2020. It was launched on 20 January 2012 at a meeting at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh held in association with Plantlife.

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An amended and updated Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) was endorsed by the world’s governments at the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) meeting in Nagoya in October 2010 (CBD COP10). This worldwide strategy seeks to halt the continuing loss of plant diversity, recognising that: “Without plants there is no life. The functioning of the planet and our survival depends on plants.”


The latest GSPC contains 16 targets under five updated objectives:

I: Plant diversity is well understood, documented and recognised;

II: Plant diversity is urgently and effectively conserved;

III: Plant diversity is used in a sustainable and equitable manner;

IV: Education and awareness about plant diversity, its role in sustainable livelihoods and importance to all life on Earth is promoted;

V: The capacities and public engagement necessary to implement the Strategy have been developed.

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