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Plenary Symposium: Protecting the Diversity of Plants

Huntley, Brian [1].

Saving plant diversity in post-Apartheid South Africa.

South Africa possesses an unusually rich floral and vegetation diversity ( 19,581 species in 2,267 genera and 349 families; with 435 distinct mapped vegetation units in 9 biomes, and the whole of the 'Cape Floral Kingdom' within the country's borders). The custodianship of this globally important biodiversity heritage has been accorded high priority by the post-Apartheid government, with significant increases in commitments to legislation, institutions, human capacity and funding for the long term conservation of species, ecosystems and landscapes. The successes and challenges of the country's program relating to meeting its commitment to the Convention on Biological Diversity will be evaluated against the 2010 targets and indicators of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.


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1 - South African National Biodiversity Institute

Keywords:
Plant conservation
Biological Diversity
South Africa.

Presentation Type: Symposium or Colloquium Presentation
Session: SY06
Location: International Ballroom/Hilton
Date: Wednesday, July 11th, 2007
Time: 9:15 AM
Number: SY06003
Abstract ID:1268


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