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Welcome to the Canadian Botanical Conservation Network (CBCN). Our objective is to preserve the biological diversity of Canada's rare and endangered native plant species, wild habitats and ecosystems through the education and conservation programs of our members, including botanical gardens and arboreta.
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Canadian Botanical Gardens Network Workshop
19-20 January 2012
Representatives from ten botanical gardens and arboreta from across Canada met 19-20 January 2012 at Montreal Botanical Garden to discuss the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation and gather together their recommendations on the future direction of CBCN.
This meeting was one of a series of CBCN workshops we've held at various locations, most frequently at either Jardin botanique de Montréal or at Royal Botanical Gardens. This year we welcomed representatives from 10 botanical gardens and arboreta (UBC Botanical Garden + Centre for Plant Research, Vancouver, BC; Jardin botanique de Montréal, Montréal, QC; Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON; Humber Arboretum, Toronto, ON; University of Alberta Devonian Botanical Garden, Edmonton, AB; K. C. Irving centre for Environmental Studies and Harriet S. Irving Botanical Garden, Wolfville, NS; Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden, St. John's, NL; VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, BC; The Arboretum, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON; Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto, ON) plus the Canadian Museum of Nature, with assistance from the UNEP CBD Secretariat, Montreal, QC and the Ecosystems and Biodiversity Priorities Division, Environment Canada, Gatineau, QC.
Particularly interesting was a brand new booklet on the GSPC provided by the CBD Secretariat and developed by Botanic Gardens Conservation International. we were very grateful to Environment Canada for travel assistance provided through its GSPC National Focal Point contract, to Jardin botanique de Montréal for refreshments and many other support services during the event, including providing the fine venue at the new Biodiversity Institute of Université de Montréal, which is located on the grounds of the garden.
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The North American Botanic Garden Strategy for Plant Conservation
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