Botanical gardens: management and functions

Aušra Šaltenytė

Abstract


The conservation of biological diversity is one of the key tasks of humankind. One of the possibilities to protect plants in unnatural conditions is the reproduction of plant collections in the botanical gardens. The article presents the classification of botanical gardens, change in their management and analysis of the Lithuanian botanical gardens’ regulations. The analysis revealed that the botanical gardens focus on scientific and educational functions, while the studies receive the least attention.

Keywords


botanical gardens; management of botanical gardens; functions of botanical gardens; ex situ conservation

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