Without plants, life on Earth would be impossible. Yet the plant diversity that sustains us is imperiled today as never before in human history. Scientists estimate that one-third of Earth’s 400,000 known plant species are at risk of extinction. The Center for Conservation Strategy is proactively addressing this crisis by identifying synergies among the conservation initiatives of NYBG and organizations around the world to catalyze urgent wide-scale conservation action. The Center’s work, conducted with local and international collaborators, ensures that science-based policy and decision-making guide and inform conservation initiatives to advance the preservation of life and the sustainability of Earth’s ecosystems for the benefit of future generations.