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First meeting of the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation
National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin
23rd to 25th October 2005


Sunday 23rd October 2005
9.00am Official Opening
Mr Tom Parlon T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Finance, with special responsibility for the Office of Public Works.
Welcome and Background
Peter Wyse Jackson, Director, National Botanic Gardens and Interim Chairman, Global Partnership for Plant Conservation
Sara Oldfield, Secretary General, Botanic Gardens Conservation International
Opening Remarks
Stella Simiyu, Secretariat, Convention on Biological Diversity
Implementation of the GSPC - Examples of National and Regional Programmes
10.30am The Challenge of implementing the GSPC at National and Regional Levels
Cristian Samper, Smithsonian Institution
11.00am ASIA / PACIFIC
Conserving Native Plants in China: Progress and Implementation of GSPC in China
Hongwen Huang
National Responses to the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation in the Philippines
Edwino S. Fernando
11.40am AFRICA
Seychelles' National Plant Conservation Strategy
Denis Matatiken, National; Botanical Gardens and Plant Conservation Action Group
Plant conservation strategies In Ethiopia
Text accompanying slides
Ensermu Kelbessa and Sebsebe Demissew
Biodiversity and Plants Conservation Strategies in Morocco
Dr. Mohammed sghir TALEB
12.30 pm MIDDLE EAST
A Regional Plant Conservation Strategy for the Arabian Counties
Dawud Al-Eisawi
Partnerships for plant conservation in the Americas
Olga Martha Montiel
International cooperation supporting plant conservation in Belize
Heather duPlooy and Brendan Sayers
Developing a National Plant Conservation Strategy for Ireland
Matthew Jebb
also see: Ireland's National Plant Conservation Strategy Homepage
National Implementation of the Global Strategy For Plant Conservation In The Pan-European Context
Jan Čeřovský, Czech Republic
Plant Diversity Challenge - Developing and implementing the UK response
Chris Cheffings
Developing and Implementing the European Plant Conservation Strategy
Meike Kretschmar, Planta Europa
Parallel Workshops
4.30-6.30pm Workshop 1: Documenting Plant Diversity and Assessing Conservation Status
Workshop 2: Conserving Plant Diversity
Workshop 3: Using Plant Diversity Sustainably
Workshop 4: Education and Awareness about Plant Diversity
Monday 24th October
Sustainable Use of Plant Diversity - Linkages for Sustainable Development
9.00 am Conservation and Development: The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation and the UN Millennium Development Goals
Toby Hodgkin, IPGRI
Agriculture and Forestry Instruments & Processes: an FAO perspective
Bart Barden, FAO
Science for sustainability of plant products – Lessons from agroforestry
Mohamed Bakarr, ICRAF - The World Agroforestry Centre
Developing an International Standard for the Sustainable Wild Collection of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants
Danna J. Leaman, IUCN Species Survival Commission
Plant Conservation Aspects of Sustainable Forest Management: Irish Experience
Aileen O’Sullivan, Coillte Teoranta
Education, Awareness and Communications
11.00 am Raising public concern for plants, the Eden experience.
Sue Minter, Eden Project
Developing international public awareness programmes for botanic gardens
Suzanne Sharrock, BGCI
Zoo education and public awareness of plants
Eddie Mole, Bristol Zoo
Community involvement in community-based medicinal plant conservation: lessons from Ghana
George Owusu Afriyie
Conservation and public awareness programmes for plants in South Africa
Christopher K Willis, South African National Biodiversity Institute
Supporting the GSPC through effective communications
Hugh Synge and Richard Sandbrook, Plant Talk
Resourcing, Capacity Building and Developing a Toolkit for national implementation
2.30 pm Resourcing, Capacity Building and Developing a Toolkit for National Implementation.
Stella Wattimah Simiyu, BGCI/SCBD Programme Officer
BGCI Experiences in resourcing botanic gardens conservation programmes
Sara Oldfield, BGCI
Preparation of a preliminary global list of threatened plants to achieve Target 2 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
Jane Smart, IUCN Species Programme
Funding Opportunities for Plant Conservation Through the Global Environmental Facility (GEF)
Dr David A. Galbraith, Canadian Botanical Conservation Network
Macaronesian initiatives related to the GSPC - the BASEMAC and BIOMABANC projects
David Bramwell
Parallel Workshops
2:30-4pm Workshop 5: Developing a PDFA Project Outline for a GEF Application in Support of National GSPC Implementation
Workshop 6: Setting GSPC Targets at the National Level
Workshop 7: Monitoring the achievement of the GSPC
Workshop 8: Meeting the alien threat to plants and their ecosystems
Workshop 9: Botanic Gardens and The Global Strategy For Plant Conservation
Tuesday 25th October
9.00 am Reports from parallel Workshops
Global Partnership for Plant Conservation - General Meeting
11.00am Peter Wyse Jackson was confirmed as Chair of the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation
GPPC operations
Peter Wyse Jackson
Draft Dublin Statement from the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation (as a pdf document)
Draft Dublin Statement from the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation (as html format)