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October 2019 Newsletter

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Systematics is multifaceted but simply put, it helps us to know what species, populations and individuals need to be saved. As important, systematics helps us separate these imperiled species from the more common ones. CPC conservationists are on the cutting edge of using systematics to help ensure we know and save all of the remarkable plants out there. In this month’s Save Plants newsletter, learn more about systematics and what it means to classify and then act on that knowledge to Save Plants.

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Background photo: Ashy pricklyleave (Thymophylla tephroleuca) and Tobusch fishhook cactus (Anistrocactus tobuschii) are part of the ex situ living collection in San Antonio Botanic Garden focused on threatened and endangered Texas native plants. Photo credit: Morgan Gostel, courtesy of Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT).

October 2019 Newsletter

Dig In, Sign Up, Save Plants

Systematics is multifaceted but simply put, it helps us to know what species, populations and individuals need to be saved. As important, systematics helps us separate these imperiled species from the more common ones. CPC conservationists are on the cutting edge of using systematics to help ensure we know and save all of the remarkable plants out there. In this month’s Save Plants newsletter, learn more about systematics and what it means to classify and then act on that knowledge to Save Plants.

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Disaster in the Bahamas

CPC partners poised to help…and you can too

Naples Botanical Garden, one of our Participating Institutions, is serving as a fiscal agent for gifts supporting BNT’s recovery and restoration.  100% of the funds donated will be used for those efforts at BNT’s discretion.

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For 2018, we once again shattered all expectations by saving more plants than ever before. Through the hard work of our National Office team, overseen by our dedicated Board of Trustees, and accomplished through the unwavering commitment of our Participating Institutions, we have added 138 additional species to the CPC National Collection of Endangered Plants, for a total of 1,511 kinds of plants safeguarded from extinction. But we aren’t stopping there. With eight new Participating Institutions added in 2018, and our greatly enhanced web tools and new conservation guidelines, collectively known as Plant Nucleus, we are poised to do even more in 2019. Read on to learn about all that CPC and our partners accomplished in 2018. Together we Save Plants — for them, for us, and for the planet.

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The Center for Plant Conservation is pleased to announce the publication of CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices to Support Species Survival in the Wild. For the first time we have consolidated our guidelines to cover plant conservation practice from soup to nuts. We urge practitioners to review the new guidelines that reflect updated knowledge about best scientific practice.

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The Center for Plant Conservation is pleased to announce the publication of CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices to Support Species Survival in the Wild. For the first time we have consolidated our guidelines to cover plant conservation practice from soup to nuts. We urge practitioners to review the new guidelines that reflect updated knowledge about best scientific practice.

Download CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices PDF

News from our Save Plants Digest

Interview with Naomi Fraga, Ph.D., Director of Conservation Programs, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

October 2nd, 2019|

A few years ago, Naomi Fraga became Director of Conservation Programs at RSABG, tasked with formally bringing together their well established and diverse plant conservation projects under one umbrella. Having built her career to help conserve the plants she loves, she has thrived in the role, building upon the garden’s rich history of conservation work.

October 2019 News

October 1st, 2019|

Systematics is the study of the evolutionary relationships of living organisms. Systematics includes taxonomy – the naming and categorization of species, as well as elements of genetics, anatomy, ecology and behavior - all used to understand and classify the origins and diversification of life, including plants.

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America’s flora is at risk, but it can be saved.

Today nearly 30% of the native flora in the United States is considered to be of conservation concern. Without human intervention, many of these plants may be gone within our lifetime. 80% of at-risk species are closely related to plants with economic value and more than 50% are related to crop species.

Plants in Peril.

CPC’s National Collection of Endangered Plants is composed of the most imperiled plants in the country. An important conservation resource, the Collection is a backup in case a species becomes extinct or no longer reproduces in the wild. Live plant material is collected from nature under controlled conditions and then carefully maintained as seed, rooted cuttings or mature plants.

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