Botanic Gardens, Endangered Trees and Reforestation in Africa

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

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This report considers the current and potential roles that African botanic gardens can play in the restoration of forests and other forms of tree planting using the material maintained in their living collections and the skills and expertise of their staff. A particular emphasis has been placed on the potential to use tree species that are under threat of extinction in the wild. Africa has over 150 botanic gardens (see figure 1). This report focuses specifically on the work of botanic gardens in three countries DRC, Kenya and Uganda. Initial contacts have also been made with gardens in Cameroon and Ghana and further consultation is anticipated.

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Technical Document

Botanic Gardens Conservation International