Good to see Botanic Gardens Conservation International first technical review online, entitled Defining the botanic garden, and how to measure performance and success.
The definition part turns out to be a compendium of “criteria useful in defining a botanic garden.” The performance measures are rather long lists of indicators in the following areas, ranked by the percentage of correspondents who agreed with each measure:
- Plant conservation
- Scientific research
- Public engagement and education
- Sustainability and ethics
- Business management and governance
Here’s the overall list:
Is there anything genebanks could learn from these?