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Summary of the ABGN Targets for 2010:

A. Understanding and documenting plant diversity

1.  All botanical gardens with adequate access to electronic information in support of education, conservation and sustainable use programmes.
2.  Botanical gardens contribute to the development of national lists of threatened plant species in all countries of Africa.
3.  Completion of an African programme with models and protocols for education, plant conservation and sustainable use, based on research and practical experience.
4.  All botanical gardens to promote at least one local culture and its plant-related knowledge, innovations and practices.

B. Conserving plant diversity

5.  Based on assessment of candidate taxa, 40% of threatened plant species in accessible ex situ collections, preferably in the country of origin, and 2% of them included in recovery or restoration programmes.
6.  At least 50% of Africa's botanical gardens participate in measures to conserve nationally and locally important areas of plant diversity.
7. Africa's botanical gardens carry out invasive plant risk assessments within their collections and 60% contribute to model control programmes on a total of 20 invasive species.

C. Using plant diversity sustainably

8. Botanical gardens participate in the national implementation of CITES in each country of Africa.
9. 20 botanical gardens develop and implement management models and protocols for 40 economically and culturally important plant taxa.
10. At least 50% of botanical gardens contribute to national programmes that aim to halt the decline of plant resources and associated indigenous and local knowledge innovations and practices that support sustainable livelihoods, local food security and health care.

D. Promoting education and awareness about plant diversity

11.  Environmental education programmes operating with trained staff in 60% of Africa's botanical gardens
12. 20 model environmental education programmes in place that illustrate the value of indigenous flora, natural habitats and ecosystem services, especially of nationally important sites for plant diversity, local community benefits and sustainable use.

E. Building capacity for the conservation of plant diversity

13. At least one botanical garden established in each country of Africa, preferably in areas of important plant diversity and endemism.
14. Training courses for seven subjects completed by the network, involving 300 participants.
15. ABGN and regional networks strengthened and supported with adequate resources to achieve the targets in this action plan.
16. One million visitors access the ABGN web site and associated resources.