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The Action Plan for Botanic Gardens in Argentina

24 November 2006

After three years of team work, the Argentine Botanic Garden Network (RAJB) with the support of Botanic Gardens Conservation International-BGCI, through the Investing in Nature Programme, has developed an Action Plan to contribute with the achivement of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation targets. The Plan was launched on the 24th November 2006 during the II National Biodirvesity Conservation Congress, at the  Félix de Azara Foundation, in Buenos Aires city.

The Action Plan for the Argentine Botanic Garden Network is a project of the Investing in Nature Programme - Argentina, an international partnership funded by HSBC Holdings in association with Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), to support the conservation of the endangered native flora by the strengthening of the Argentine Botanic Garden Network (RAJB).

This Plan has been developed by the RAJB in collaboration with 41 existing gardens and projects of Argentina and it is the result of a 3 year work involving extensive discussions, reviews and consulting assessors from other institutions. This is the contribution of the Argentine botanic gardens to implement the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation and the National Biodiversity Strategy, policies derived from the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). The gardens have proposed short term, medium, term and long term objectives, to be achieved by developing actions and projects in line with the five main themes of the Global Strategy: Undestanding and Documenting, Conserving, Using in a sustainable way, Promoting the Education and Awareness and Capacity Building for the Conservation of Plant Diversity.

This Plan also provides information about the international and national policies related to botanic gardens and plant conservation, the situation of the native flora and the botanic gardens in Argentina. It aims to be the directing policy for the future actions of the Argentina Botanic Garden Network and will promote public policies to attain its fulfilment.

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