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Progress in plant conservation discussed by expert group

Plant experts met last month in Paris to assess international efforts to implement the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) and how effective it is proving in achieving its targets under the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

The Fifth meeting of the Liaison Group on the GSPC took place as part of the EuroGard Congress, which brought together botanic garden representatives and plant conservation experts from across Europe and beyond.

Dr Braulio de Souza Dias, Executive Secretary of the CBD spoke of the importance of making progress towards achieving the GSPC Targets by 2020 and the need to engage more key countries. He also emphasised the need to align GSPC implementation with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the post 2015 development agenda.

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Friday, August 14, 2015