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1 June 2006 Ex Situ Plant Conservation and Beyond
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In recent years, the mission of many botanic gardens and arboreta has expanded from a traditional focus on developing a horticultural collection to one that includes taking a proactive role in plant conservation. To use their limited resources more effectively, many gardens are seeking ways to quantify their contributions to conservation efforts, both as a self-assessment tool to improve their effectiveness and as a way to give an explicit accounting of activities to donors and funding agencies. We suggest many ways gardens can measure the success of their conservation programs, and present results from a survey conducted to assess current conservation activities at botanic gardens.

KAYRI HAVENS, Pati Vitt, MIKE MAUNDER, EDWARD O. GUERRANT, and KINGSLEY DIXON "Ex Situ Plant Conservation and Beyond," BioScience 56(6), 525-531, (1 June 2006). https://doi.org/10.1641/0006-3568(2006)56[525:ESPCAB]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 June 2006
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