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Welcome to CBCN

Welcome to the Canadian Botanical Conservation Network (CBCN). Our objective is to preserve the biological diversity of Canada's rare and endangered native plant species, wild habitats and ecosystems through the education and conservation programs of our members, including botanical gardens and arboreta.


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Canadian Botanical Gardens Network Workshop

19-20 January 2012

Representatives from ten botanical gardens and arboreta from across Canada met 19-20 January 2012 at Montreal Botanical Garden to discuss the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation and gather together their recommendations on the future direction of CBCN.

This meeting was one of a series of CBCN workshops we've held at various locations, most frequently at either Jardin botanique de Montréal or at Royal Botanical Gardens. This year we welcomed representatives from 10 botanical gardens and arboreta (UBC Botanical Garden + Centre for Plant Research, Vancouver, BC; Jardin botanique de Montréal, Montréal, QC; Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON; Humber Arboretum, Toronto, ON; University of Alberta Devonian Botanical Garden, Edmonton, AB; K. C. Irving centre for Environmental Studies and Harriet S. Irving Botanical Garden, Wolfville, NS; Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden, St. John's, NL; VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, BC; The Arboretum, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON; Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto, ON) plus the Canadian Museum of Nature, with assistance from the UNEP CBD Secretariat, Montreal, QC and the Ecosystems and Biodiversity Priorities Division, Environment Canada, Gatineau, QC.

Particularly interesting was a brand new booklet on the GSPC provided by the CBD Secretariat and developed by Botanic Gardens Conservation International. we were very grateful to Environment Canada for travel assistance provided through its GSPC National Focal Point contract, to Jardin botanique de Montréal for refreshments and many other support services during the event, including providing the fine venue at the new Biodiversity Institute of Université de Montréal, which is located on the grounds of the garden.

Left to right, above:

  • Michel Labrecque, Botaniste et Chef de division R&D scientifique, Jardin botanique de Montréal, Montréal, QC

  • Laura Caddy, Botany Intern, Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON
  • Melanie Sifton, Director, Humber Arboretum, Toronto, ON
  • Ole Hendrickson, Science Advisor, Ecosystems and Biodiversity Priorities Division, Environment Canada, Gatineau, QC
  • Natalie Iwanycki, Field Botanist and Herbarium Curator, Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON
  • Robert Höft, Environmental Affairs Officer, Scientific Assessment, UNEP CBD Secretariat, Montreal, QC
  • Ruby Swanson, Managing Director, University of Alberta Devonian Botanical Garden, Edmonton, AB
  • Dr. David A. Galbraith, Head of Science, Royal Botanical Gardens, Burlington, ON
  • Kate Davis, Research & Collections, Botany Division, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON
  • Peter Romkey, Director, K. C. Irving centre for Environmental Studies and Harriet S. Irving Botanical Garden, Wolfville, NS
  • Madonna Bishop, Research Liaison / Acting Manager, Memorial University of Newfoundland Botanical Garden, St. John's, NL
  • Harry Jongerden, Garden Director , VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver, BC
  • Laurel McIvor, Project Leader, Education Programme, Community Services, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, ON
  • Ric Jordan, Manager, The Arboretum, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON
  • Paul Zammit, Director of Horticulture, Toronto Botanical Garden, Toronto, ON


The North American Botanic Garden Strategy for Plant Conservation

North American Botanic Garden Strategy for Plant Conservation, produced in 2007 by the American Public Gardens Association, the US Centre for Plant Conservation, Botanic Gardens Conservation International and the Canadian Botanical Conservation Network, was a key topic for discussion at the 2008 American Public Gardens Association conference. Botanical gardens and arboreta across North America are now using this leading document to guide their conservation programs.


Click here for a .pdf copy of the strategy in English.


Click here for a .pdf copy of the strategy in French.


Click here for a .pdf copy of the strategy in Spanish.




The Canadian Botanical Conservation Network is being developed through the facilities of the Botanical Conservation Office of Royal Botanical Gardens, Hamilton/Burlington, Ontario. Our Web Site is hosted by Royal Botanical Gardens.

 

Funds have previously been provided to this project by Environment Canada and its Environmental Conservation Branch, Ontario Region.

 

Funds have previously been provided to this project by Canadian Heritage and its Museums Assistance Program.

 


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