The Global Partnership for Plant Conservation brings together international, regional and national organisations in order to contribute to the implementation of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC).
Over 180 countries backed the Global Strategy at the Convention on Biological Diversity when it was first introduced to the CBD in April 2002. They recognised that up to two thirds of the world's plant species could be threatened by the end of this century unless urgent steps are taken to safeguard tens of thousands of species.
The original strategy set 16 targets in plant conservation to be achieved by 2010. In October 2010, an updated strategy with revised targets for 2020 was adopted by the Parties to the CBD. To help nations meet the targets, a consortium of international and national plant and conservation agencies have formed the Global Partnership. The Partnership is working to implement the GSPC and provide tools and resources on how each country can plan and act to meet the targets.