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BGCI Report - Plants for life: Medicinal plant conservation and botanic gardens

Author:  Belinda Hawkins

Source: Botanical Gardens Conservation International report

Description: Botanic gardens around the world have been involved in the study and cultivation of medicinal plants for over 500 years. Collectively they provide an important repository for medicinal plants and the associated knowledge about these important species. Recognising this, Botanical Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) has taken various steps to promote the conservation of medicinal plants by the botanic garden community since its establishment 20 years ago.