AMERICAN PUBLIC GARDENS ASSOCIATION
2020 VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
JUNE 25 - JULY 9 2020

Prioritizing Conservation: Meeting the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation's 2020 Targets
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Event Type: 
Session
Track: 
Collecting and Conserving
Date / Time: 
Tue July, 07 - 3:05pm to 3:50pm
Presenter: 
Christina Carrero, The Morton Arboretum; Marie-Stéphanie Samain, Instituto de Ecología, A.C.; Esteban Manuel Martínez Salas, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Anne Frances, NatureServe; Kimberlie McCue, Desert Botancial Garden; Matthew Keir, Division of Forestry and Wildlife Hawaii
Cost: 
Included
Pre-Registration Required: 
Yes

The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) aims to assess all known plant species for conservation and conserve 75% of threatened species by 2020, two targets we have yet to meet. Threat assessment frameworks like the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List and NatureServe identify species at risk for extinction. Botanic Gardens are leading IUCN specialist groups and collaborating with key partners to complete Red List Assessments. This session will review the GSPC targets and present on the Red List status of selected plant groups in North America ahead of the 2020 deadline.