British seed bank offers refuge for endangered plants
- Seeds for the future. // Futurist;Mar/Apr95, Vol. 29 Issue 2, p47
Reports on the storage of plant seeds in Wakehurst Place at the Royal Botanic Gardens Seed Bank in Sussex, England. Interest of seed collectors in seeds from tropical and arid lands; Process of storing seeds.
- Thousands of world's seeds are caught out on a limb. MacLeod, Alexander // Christian Science Monitor;10/23/96, Vol. 88 Issue 230, p12
Focuses on the efforts of the Royal Botanic Gardens in Great Britain, to help prevent plants in the country from becoming endangered. Scientists' prediction for plant existence in the world; Plant species in certain habitats more vulnerable than others; Cost of preserving the plants; Comments...
- Seed hub to help restore UK habitats. // Sustain' Magazine;Sep/Oct2011, p11
The article informs that Great Britain Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has launched the seed hub collection for protecting native seeds, its horticultural and scientific expertise for supporting the seed industry, conservation groups and other organizations involved in restoring native plants.
- RELACION DE ALGUNAS PLANTAS Y HONGOS MEXICANOS RAROS, AMENAZADOS O EN PELIGRO DE EXTINCION Y SUGERENCIAS PARA SU CONSERVACION. Vovides, Andrew P.; Luna, Victor; Medina, Guadalupe // Acta Botanica Mexicana;1997 Supplement, p1
A revised list of some rare, threatened and endangered plant species of Mexico is presented. Listing is by IUCN category, vegetation type and state. A list of threatened fungi is included for the first time. The role of the botanic gardens in the conservation of these species is discussed. A...
- Atlanta horticulturists try to save endangered stinking cedar. // American Nurseryman;02/01/97, Vol. 185 Issue 3, p18
Reports on a collaborative effort between Atlanta Botanical Garden and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources to save the endangered stinking cedar. Fungal disease causing the plant's extinction; Cultivation of genetically different cedar varieties at the Atlanta Botanical Garden.
- Wake Up Call is flowering throughout Europe. // Cuttings;Jul2008, Vol. 5 Issue 3, p9
The article discusses the wake-up call to the European public on awareness about plant conservation initiated by the new European Plant Conservation Strategy. It tells that the initiative, which is based on Great Britain's "County Flowers," is now undertaken in 12 European countries. It adds...
- UK homes for Chilean plants. // Garden;Dec2005, Vol. 130 Issue 12, p841
The article provides information on a project set up by the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and Chilean authorities which aims to help conserve Chilean plants and their habitats. The project will not only benefit the nursery industry in Great Britain but also the gardening public. A number of...
- Rhodos in trouble. // Plantsman: New Series;Sep2011, Vol. 10 Issue 3, p143
The article reports that the Red List of Rhododendrons research by the Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh has revealed that one-fourth of the 1,157 Rhododendron plant species in the wild are under threat.
- EX SITU PLANT CONSERVATION: A KEY ROLE OF CHINESE BOTANIC GARDENS IN IMPLEMENTING CHINA'S STRATEGY FOR PLANT CONSERVATION. Hongwen Huang // BGjournal;Jul2010, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p14
The article discusses the role of the Chinese botanical gardens in the implementation of China's Strategy for Plant Conservation (CSPC). It mentions that these botanical gardens had prioritized the conservation of threatened species. Meanwhile, the CSPC had aimed to deal with the urgent issues...