International Association of Botanic Gardens (IABG)

Association internationale des jardins botaniques

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1954 Paris France


1954, Paris (France), at 8th International Botanical Congress. Statutes adopted in 1965; revised 1987. In 1981 became a separate section of B-XB2698 - International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS). Currently exists as regional chapters.


Promote: international cooperation, and documentation and exchange of information, plants and specimens of mutual interest, among botanic gardens, arboreta and other similar institutes maintaining scientific collections of living plants; study of taxonomy of cultivated plants. Promote and foster conservation and preservation of rare and/or endangered plants, through their cultivation and by other means, within botanic gardens, arboreta and other similar institutes.


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Assembly (at least every 3 years). Council, consisting of the Executive Committee - comprising President, Vice-Presidents (2), the immediate past-President and Secretary and 10 further Councillors. Regional Chapters (4): Asia; European-Mediterranean; Eastern Europe and former USSR; Latin America.


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