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Global Plant Conservation Strategy


The Global Plant Conservation Strategy is UN program adopted as part of the Convention on biological diversity at the sixth meeting of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity. Its aim is to to halt the current and continuing loss of plant diversity. The first strategy adopted contained targets to be met by 2010. At the tenth meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity, the strategy was revised for the time period 2011-2020. [1]

The Strategy’s targets for 2011-2020

The strategy is split up into five broad objectives, each of which is further divided into targets [2]:

Objective I: Plant diversity is well understood, documented and recognized

Objective II: Plant diversity is urgently and effectively conserved

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

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

Target 14: The importance of plant diversity and the need for its conservation incorporated into communication, education and public awareness programmes.

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


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