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Our international projects
Important Plant Areas (or IPAs) are exactly that: areas that have been singled out as being of botanical importance. The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation sets the overall target of protecting 50% of the world's most important areas for plant diversity by 2010. To contribute to the achievement of this ambitious target, Plantlife supports and carries out IPA projects across the globe.
An exciting initiative to promote the conservation of Important Plant Areas using networks of volunteers. With support from the EU Europe for Citizens programme, the Ernest Kleinwort Foundation and Apa Nova in Romania, we hope to create 13 networks of volunteers working locally at internationally Important Plant Areas in Bulgaria, Romania, Macedonia, the Netherlands and the UK.
Wildflower Europe is a unique project intended to re-inspire interest in the culture and history of Europe’s wild plants and to help conserve plant-rich landscapes for the future. With activities taking place in Bulgaria (the Rhodope Mountains), Croatia (Hvar Island), Romania (Transylvania), Slovenia (Bohinj) and the UK, it also includes "Patchwork Meadows" - a giant, floral patchwork quilt.
Wild plants aren't just worth saving for themselves: many people around the world are dependent on products from them, both for subsistence and income. Launched in January 2005, this programme has initially been concentrating on a Medicinal Plants Conservation Initiative. Around 50,000 plant species are used medicinally, and their use is increasing.
Kindly donated by Roger Crofts, a former Plantlife Chairman and board member, this Award is open to community groups, small non government organisations or individuals from Eastern Europe undertaking plant conservation work in the wild (in situ).