Examples and case studies

A number of countries have developed national responses to the GSPC. These include:

Austria - An Austrian 'roadmap' for the implementation of the GSPC has been developed by the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management. Download a copy here (in German)

Brazil - Information on progress in implementing the GSPC in Brazil was provided to the CBD Secretariat following the GSPC Liaison Group meeting held in July 2011. This document is available here.

China - China developed a Chinese Strategy for Plant Conservation in 2008 and carried out a review of progress in 2012. Download a copy of the Chinese Strategy for Plant Conservation here (4mb) and a review of progress here.

Colombia - Download a copy of the Colombian Strategy for Plant Conservation here

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France - Information on progress in implementing the GSPC in France was provided to the CBD Secretariat following the GSPC Liaison Group meeting held in July 2011. This document is available here.

Indonesia - A review of progress in implementing the GSPC targets in Indonesia was carried ou in 2014. Download the review here.

Ireland - Visit the website of Ireland's National GSPC Focal Point

Japan - Download a copy of Japan's Strategy for Plant Conservation here.(3.7mb)

Jordan - A national workshop on establishing plant conservation prorities has been held. Read more here and download a presentation on establishing conservation priorities here. .

Malaysia - A copy of the National Plant Conservation Strategy for Malaysia can be downloaded from the Malaysian Biological Diversity Clearing House Mechanism (CHM) Website. Please click here.

Morocco - The Global Diversity Foundation is committed to supporting the implementation of the GSPC. Through its Mediterranean Regional Programme and specifically its projects in Morocco, its actions contribute to the implementation of a number of GSPC targets. Download a review of progress here.

Mexico - The Mexican Strategy for Plant Conservation was published in 2012.

Philippines - The Philippine Plant Conservation Strategy and Action Plan (PPCSAP) was developed, integrating the strategies, plans and recommendations provided in the National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP), Philippine Biodiversity Conservation Priorities (PBCP), the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) and the Global Taxonomy Initiatives (GTI) of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and the need to address the gaps in plant conservation. Download a copy of the Strategy here.

Seychelles - The Seychelles Plant Conservation Action Group has taken the lead on developing the Seychelles response to the GSPC. Visit their website here.

South Africa - South Africa's National Plant Conservation Strategy was published in 2015. It includes 16 outcome-oriented targets, which are nationally relevant and align with activities identified in South Africa’s updated National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan (NBSAP). For South Africa’s strategy, global targets from the GSPC have been modified to ensure that they are achievable in the megadiverse flora context in which plant conservation work takes place. This strategy was developed under the leadership of SANBI, the focal point for the implementation of the GSPC nationally with support from the Botanical Society of South Africa (BotSoc). Through the development of this strategy a network of botanists has been developed that includes conservation agencies, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and academic institutions. It is this strong network will ensure that South Africa’s Strategy for Plant Conservation is implemented by 2020.

United Kingdom - In 2004, the UK developed a response to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. The report, compiled on behalf of the UK Government by a partnership between the Joint Nature Conservation Committee, Plantlife International and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew can be downloaded here. A review of progress was carried out in 2007 and a report produced. This is available on Plantlife International's website.

 

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