This module is the third in our Botanic Garden Basics series and provides an introduction to the environmental policies and frameworks relevant for botanic gardens. 

By the end of this module you will:

  1. Have an understanding of the main international policies and frameworks that are relevant to the work of botanic gardens, including: 
    • The Convention on Biological Diversity
    • The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
    • Access and Benefit Sharing
    • The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
    • The Sustainable Development Goals
  2. Understand how such policies are implemented at the national level
  3. Appreciate the importance of these policies to the work of botanic gardens
  4. Know what policies and guidelines should be implemented in your garden to ensure compliance with these international frameworks and policies.

Audience: Botanic garden curators/collection managers/data managers who are interested in an introduction to international environmental policies and how these might be implemented in botanic gardens.

Level: Foundation

Length: 3 - 4 hours

Access for BGCI members: Free (please use enrolment key which can be found in the SheepApp or contact BGCI). Click on the course title to begin.

Access for non BGCI members: Please contact BGCI for more information