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Saving the Plants of the World

August 9, 2019

10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Never in human history have plant species been more endangered with extinction. Join Vice President for Conservation Strategy Brian Boom and discover the varied strategies NYBG scientists use to confront this urgent threat—from conservation genetics to documenting key areas of biodiversity worldwide. Learn how to use Garden Navigator to locate rare, threatened plant species conserved ex situ at NYBG, then journey into our Native Plant Garden to see them live. Visit the Steere Herbarium’s lab to explore the tools used to help secure a place for plants suspected to be at risk on the influential IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.