As Seen on CPC’s Rare Plant Academy
As plant conservationists, we work to keep rare plants from the brink of extinction. While it’s always tempting to forge ahead with the work in front of us, we know that taking time for documentation is critical. Accurate records help us learn from our actions and share key information with colleagues, who are also doing their best to protect plants.
Happily, the CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices to Support Species Survival in the Wild includes a section devoted to this subject. “Documentation and Data Sharing” covers a wide range of documentation needs, from propagule collection to propagation, experiments, and back to the wild for reintroduction. The practices outlined here will enable you to secure useful data to further your conservation program. And by sharing data with your CPC and other partners, you will help inform and advance the science of plant conservation.