Protected species - CITES
CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement that came into force in 1975. The import, export and use for commercial gain of certain species requires a CITES permit. For plants, the list includes mainly orchid, cacti and cycads.

Guidance on CITES import & exports (UK government)
List of species covered by CITES

Access and Benefit sharing - the Nagoya Protocol 
The Nagoya Protocol is an agreement part of the CBD (Conventional on Biological Diversity) which deals with the fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources. The Protocol entered into force on 12 October 2014, and was ratified by the UK in February 2016. Water management
To find out more about temporary bans on water use please refer to the Flood and Water Management Act 2010  here (page 25)
The exemption for watering National Plant Collections is explained in the Water Use Order 2010 here (page 3)
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You can now buy charity Christmas cards in support of Plant Heritage at our online shop or using our downloadable form

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2018 AGM & Members' Weekend

Join us to celebrate our 40th Anniversary year at the 2017 AGM & Members' Weekend, taking place in the historic market town of Wareham at the heart of the Isle of Purbeck in beautiful Dorset.

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"By supporting the Threatened Plants Appeal, you will be instrumental in not only safeguarding it, but also ensuring that our work carries on." Alan Titchmarsh

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Johnsons Seeds will donate 25p to Plant Heritage from all sales of 'Pink Pearl' - from its new World Botanic Seed Range

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