CUBG Curator, Dr Sam Brockington, talks about the Garden’s Collections Strategy and conservation work.
This Live took place on 28 May, watch it by clicking on the link below.
Plant Conservation Around the World
At CUBG we hold over 8,000 plant species from around the world, with 4% of those species listed on the IUCN Red list as threatened. Of those, 18% are critically endangered. These plants are being looked after as an insurance policy against extinction in the wild. This is known as ex situ conservation.
Plant Conservation Stories of Hope
Its not all negative! Here are some stories about plants that have inspirational and interesting conservation stories.
How you can help with plant conservation
We have collected a selection of ideas, links and suggestions – from small things you can do from your sofa, to joining scientists from around the world in finding solutions – there is something for everyone. Opportunities abound and we hope this list encourages you to take that first step.
Family Activity - Make a mini flower press
To help conserve plants it’s important we learn about them – especially those that grow in our gardens and near to where we live. In this activity you can make a mini flower press which you can use to start your own pressed plant collection.