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vert bar IN THE NEWS 31st May 2007

CHERISHING BIODIVERSITY

The Gardens' stand at the Bloom festival won a gold medal on Friday. The stand, entitled Cherishing Biodiversity, featured a wide array of endangered plants from home and abroad.

The National Botanic Gardens plays a key role in biodiversity conservation in Ireland and worldwide.

  • Conserving over 400 threatened plant species in its collections.

  • Raising public awareness and concern for plants worldwide.

  • Building new plant conservation programmes with partners in countries such as Belize, Brazil, Chile, China and Russia.

  • Developing an Irish Threatened Plants Programme to conserve the most critically endangered native Irish plants.

  • Bringing together organisations and institutions from around the world at Glasnevin to plan urgent conservation action.