• Toward the metacollection: safeguarding plant diversity and coordinating conservation collections

      Griffith, M. P.; Beckman, E.; Calicrate, T.; Clark, John R.; Clase, T.; Deans, S.; Dosmann, M.; Fant, J.; Gratacos, X.; Havens, K.; et al. (Botanic Gardens Conservation International-USSan Marino, CA, 2019)
      Worldwide, over 3,000 botanic gardens maintain at least one-third of all known plant diversity. The collective conservation power of botanic gardens is essential to stop plant extinction. Networks allow gardens to coordinate efforts to save endangered plants. The global web of botanic gardens is the world’s largest force for plant conservation – as long as it is well coordinated!