Santa Barbara Botanic Garden’s Annual Conservation Symposium

Saving Rare Plants: What Will it Take to Meet the Growing Challenge?

With 35% of California’s plants now rare or endangered and with the current extinction rate 1,000 times that of pre-human levels, one might ask is it even possible to save these plants?  With 2,300 imperiled species, where do you start?  And why is it worth our attention with so many other competing causes?  This year’s speakers are addressing these questions with thoughtful answers, new scientific resources, and inspiring partnerships.  The challenges and complexity of each species and each situation are met with unprecedented opportunities that give us hope for meeting the increasingly vital need to preserve our plant biodiversity. For more information, visit www.sbbg.org/classes-events/lectures-symposia.