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)

The most recent guidance to water companies on water use restrictions 2013 is here - Managing through drought (page 20 no.3)
Anuual membership

Donate and support Plant Heritage

"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

Alan Titchmarsh

Johnsons Seeds raising money for Plant Conservation

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

World Botanic seed packs
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