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The Millennium Development Goals and Local Processes. Hitting the target or missing the point? IIED, London, UK. Secretariat of the CBD, 2003. Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. Secretariat of the Convention for Biological Diversity, Montreal, Canada. Secretariat of the CBD, 2002. Report of the World Summit on Sustainable Development. Johannesburg, South Africa, 26 August - 4 September. UN, New York, USA. , 1997. Horticulture as Therapy: Principles and Practice. , USA. , 2006. ht ml, accessed 23 February 2006.

Botanic Gardens Conservation International is a worldwide membership organisation working on an international scale to safeguard tens of thousands of plant species from extinction. Its mission is to mobilise botanic gardens and engage partners in securing plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet. BGCI brings together the world’s botanic gardens, forming a community working in partnership to achieve conservation, education and development goals. Investing in Nature is a five year, US$50 million environmental partnership funded by HSBC, working with BGCI, Earthwatch and WWF.

Botanic Gardens: Using biodiversity to improve human well-being 31 Photo credits All photographs are credited to BGCI except for the following: cover page, Kamla Kulshreshtha (top left), Ursula Chanse for New York Botanical Garden (top right), Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Geneva (centre right), “Roots and Shoots” Milner Gardens & Woodland (bottom left), Fernando M. Fernandes for ZooBotanic Foundation, Belo-Horizonte (bottom right) page 4, Botanic Garden Trust, Sydney; page 6, National Tropical Botanical Garden, Hawaii; page 7, Milner Gardens & Woodland; page 8, Chicago Botanic Garden (centre and bottom left); page 9, “Roots and Shoots” Milner Gardens & Woodland (bottom left); page 10, Jason Green for New York Botanical Garden (top right), Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Geneva (centre left), Steve Benham (bottom right); page 11, Missouri Botanical Garden; page 12, Kurt Steiber (top left), Conservatory and Botanic Gardens of Geneva (centre and bottom left); page 13, Children in Distress Network (CINDI); page 14, Steve Benham; page 14, Missouri Botanical Garden; page 15, Fiona Secrett for the Royal Horticultural Society; page 17, Kamla Kulshreshtha; page 18, Fernandes M.

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