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Global Seed Conservation Challenge Awards

BGCI has opened the Global Seed Conservation Challenge Awards. With over 180 member gardens, the GSCC works to both support and challenge botanic gardens to work outside their garden walls to collect, bank and conserve seeds of threatened species towards Target 8 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. As part of the GSCC, BGCI will be awarding prizes for seed conservation at the 6th Global Botanic Garden Congress (6GBGC). 

There will be a GSCC Award for the botanic garden that;

1.    Has made the greatest progress in collection of seeds
2.    Conserves the greatest proportion of threatened species in their collection
3.    Conserves the most interesting useful species
4.    Conserves the most difficult species to collect
5.    Conserves the rarest or most threatened species

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Thursday, March 2, 2017