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September 2019 Newsletter

Dig In, Sign Up, Save Plants

The strength of CPC has always been its partnerships. In its founding, the central idea was – and is today – to bring together a wide variety of groups interested in saving plants so that all will learn, grow and become more effective at conservation. In this month’s Save Plants newsletter, we focus on our CPC network and their work to save plants.

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Background photo: Nanu (Gardenia brighamii), a threatened Hawaiian species, shoot happily growing in vitro in the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden lab. Photo credit: Courtesy of Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden.

September 2019 Newsletter

Dig In, Sign Up, Save Plants

The strength of CPC has always been its partnerships. In its founding, the central idea was – and is today – to bring together a wide variety of groups interested in saving plants so that all will learn, grow and become more effective at conservation. In this month’s Save Plants newsletter, we focus on our CPC network and their work 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.

Download CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices

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 Michael Way, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

September 3rd, 2019|

As the Conservation Partnership Coordinator for the Americas, Michael Way is the representative from the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, that the majority of CPC institutions are most familiar with. He has collaborated with and supported many of the Participating Institutions’ seed banks for decades, and continues to support seed banking across Canada, the USA, Mexico, and Chile today.

September 2019 News

August 29th, 2019|

The strength of CPC has always been its partnerships. In its founding, the central idea was - and is today - to bring together a wide variety of groups interested in saving plants so that all will learn, grow and become more effective at conservation. A testament to this is the value that the CPC National Meeting brings to our partners. The meeting and related events bring together our partners, fostering community, building collaborations and strengthening bonds - bonds that oftentimes become true friendships. In this way, the "CPC family" is truly greater than the sum of its parts.

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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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