Know, grow, protect and enjoy South Africa's indigenous plants
Conserving our natural heritage, for all, forever
The Botanical Society was formed more than a century ago to help develop and support the country’s national botanical gardens. BotSoc’s mission has since grown to supporting plant conservation across South Africa through its branches and by working with key partners.
Our Conservation Work
BotSoc champions biodiversity conservation in South Africa to protect our extraordinary plant diversity and ecosystems.
As the BotSoc Conservation Programme was restarted at the beginning of 2020, we are currently busy laying a foundation for being able to play a key role in the South African plant conservation space, guided by South Africa’s Plant Conservation Strategy.
Initial milestones are a dedicated BotSoc Conservation Budget, continued maintenance of existing partnerships and the initiation of new working relationships with conservation partners across the country.
We have dedicated resources to implement conservation projects through our branches, strategic funding of botanical specialist work to address habitat loss in highly threatened habitats, and for training of interested BotSoc members to play a more strategic role in the Environmental Management space.
Please check in regularly to track how we are doing; we value your interest and continued support.
Latest Conservation News
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