At its fifth meeting, in Nairobi, in May 2000, the Conference of the Parties recognized the need for information on the status of genetic resources held ex situ
By decision V/26 on access to genetic resources, under section C addressing ex situ
collections acquired prior to the entry into force of the Convention and not addressed by the Commission on Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, the Conference of the Parties decided to continue the information-gathering exercise on ex situ
collections initiated by decision IV/8.
The Conference of the Parties requested the Executive Secretary to gather available information, as appropriate, from Parties, Governments, relevant organizations and forums through questionnaires, and also invited relevant organizations and forums already involved in consideration of these issues to provide this information to the Executive Secretary.
The following inputs were provided by Parties:
In addition, in response to decision V/26C, an International Review of the Ex Situ
Plant Collections of the Botanic Gardens of the World was prepared by Botanic Gardens Conservation International
, with the support of the U.K. Government and the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The report, available hereunder in its electronic version, presents a new overview and a review of the botanic gardens of the world and their ex situ
- Cover (pdf, 40 kb)
- Table of Contents (pdf, 46 kb)
- Part I: Overview and Analysis (pdf, 142 kb)
- Part II: Results and Individual Botanical Garden Entries