Plant Diversity ›› 2011, Vol. 33 ›› Issue (01): 46-52.DOI: 10.3724/SP.J.1143.2011.10248

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Saving Our Planet′s Flora, the Contribution of the French National Natural History Museum to the Implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

Maïté DELMAS   

  1. 1 International Relations, Department of Botanical and Zoological Gardens, Muséum National d′Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France;
    2 International Affairs Officer, Muséum National d′Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
  • Received:2010-12-27 Online:2011-01-21 Published:2011-01-05


The National Natural History Museum plays a key role in the implementation of the GSPC through its botanical gardens, the Conservatoire Botanique National du Bassin Parisien, the Herbarium, and also by providing expertise on all areas of the Strategy (botany, conservation, ethonobotany, article 8j, substainable use), etc. For 2 of the goals of GSPC (conserving plant diversity, Understanding and Documenting Plant Diversity), the Muséum has developed activities all over the world, including compilation of various flora and description of new species, as well as establishment of plant conservation schemes and habitat protection policies. It also conserves endangered species in the botanical garden.

Key words: Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, Conservation, Botanical expertise

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