So here are the objectives and targets of the Convention on Biological Diversity’s Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, 2011-2020:
Objective I: Plant diversity is well understood, documented and recognized
- Target 1: An online flora of all known plants.
- Target 2: An assessment of the conservation status of all known plant species, as far as possible, to guide conservation action.
- Target 3: Information, research and associated outputs, and methods necessary to implement the Strategy developed and shared.
Objective II: Plant diversity is urgently and effectively conserved
- Target 4: At least 15 per cent of each ecological region or vegetation type secured through effective management and/or restoration.
- Target 5: At least 75 per cent of the most important areas for plant diversity of each ecological region protected with effective management in place for conserving plants and their genetic diversity.
- Target 6: At least 75 per cent of production lands in each sector managed sustainably, consistent with the conservation of plant diversity.
- Target 7: At least 75 per cent of known threatened plant species conserved in situ.
- Target 8: At least 75 per cent of threatened plant species in ex situ collections, preferably in the country of origin, and at least 20 per cent available for recovery and restoration programmes.
- Target 9: 70 per cent of the genetic diversity of crops including their wild relatives and other socio-economically valuable plant species conserved, while respecting, preserving and maintaining associated indigenous and local knowledge.
- Target 10: Effective management plans in place to prevent new biological invasions and to manage important areas for plant diversity that are invaded.
Objective III: Plant diversity is used in a sustainable and equitable manner
- Target 11: No species of wild flora endangered by international trade.
- Target 12: All wild harvested plant-based products sourced sustainably.
- Target 13: Indigenous and local knowledge innovations and practices associated with plant resources maintained or increased, as appropriate, to support customary use, sustainable livelihoods, local food security and health care.
Objective IV: Education and awareness about plant diversity, its role in sustainable livelihoods and importance to all life on earth is promoted
- Target 14: The importance of plant diversity and the need for its conservation incorporated into communication, education and public awareness programmes.
Objective V: The capacities and public engagement necessary to implement the Strategy have been developed
- Target 15: The number of trained people working with appropriate facilities sufficient according to national needs, to achieve the targets of this Strategy.
- Target 16: Institutions, networks and partnerships for plant conservation established or strengthened at national, regional and international levels to achieve the targets of this Strategy.
Anyone know how it’s going? So what is this time? In Brown’s “Opportunities,” she turns to the language of:
add to cart
Lost toy panda
by the roadside
add to cart
add to cart
The cart is the shopper-as-god’s purgatory; she can still change her mind, but the consumable is there (somewhere) to be paid for. We don’t see the warehouse, and we don’t feel the sore knees and backs of the workers, but we sense the aura of the object, and we want, we want. But. “Because it is time to save civilization”
One iPhone user at a time
Historical materialists of Cairo unite
And let us partake in the power of the masses
I [Maged Zaher] saw the great minds of my generation working
For Microsoft and Boeing to be laid off later
[Note: Sources: JBR, but see next; “Targets 2011-2020”, at Convention on Biological Diversity, Global Strategy for Plant Conservation; JBR; Wikipedia, “Convention on Biological Diversity”; Susan M Schultz, Pam Brown, Maged Zaher, as quoted in Schultz’s “Thank You for the Window Office / Home by Dark: traipsing alongside Maged Zaher & Pam Brown”, at Tinfish Editor’s Blog, 2 Jul 013; JBR]