Launch of the review of the European plant strategy, 2011-2020

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The Berne Convention is pleased to announce the launch of “A review of European progress towards the global strategy for plant conservation“, an important text analyzing the last ten years of efforts for a better conservation of flora across Europe, drawn up by the esteemed partners of the Convention, Planta Europe and Plant life.

Plant conservation can sometimes be overshadowed by the more “marketable” endangered animal species, such as polar bears, sea turtles, birds, lynx, etc. But plants, while often underestimated, are the lifeblood of our planet, providing us with food. , clean air, medicine, clothing and fuel. In addition, they perform the essential function of balancing the planet’s fragile ecosystems, allowing millions of species of plants and animals to survive and thrive. In other words, without them there is no living planet.

The Review provides disturbing statistics on plant conservation, but also demonstrates positive actions and good practices across the continent.

The Bern Convention is proud to be a key partner in this work. As a result of this review, it is hoped that a new strategy for the next decade can be developed to guide European policymakers, but also serve as a global inspiration.


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