Botanic Gardens Trust, Sydney, Australia

Centre for Plant Conservation

In 2001 the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust established the Centre for Plant Conservation as a new focus for our existing work in plant conservation, and to stimulate the development of more projects in research, education, and conservation practice.

In establishing the Centre, we aim to make a difference in the way we all care for our world - from urban streets and backyards to farms and wilderness - by providing a means for us all to address the big conservation issues and become better custodians of the world's biological heritage.

The key tasks of the CPC are to

  • Coordinate the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust's conservation work in research, education, and horticulture
  • Identify gaps in research, education, and conservation practice, and build coalitions of interest to fill those gaps
  • Develop our own internet-based information resources on plant conservation in Australia and internationally, and provide useful links to other information sources
  • Develop strong working links to other Government conservation agencies, professional researchers, industry, and community conservation groups
  • Secure new funding and initiate projects.

The Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust undertakes a wide range of activities relating to plant conservation, not all under the CPC banner. See our conservation research and conservation through community education pages for more information.

You can directly support all the activities of the Royal Botanic Gardens & Domain Trust by becoming a member of the Friends of The Gardens. Or you can support us through bequests, donations, or sponsorships.

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