Plant Link (PLINK)

Plant Link (PLINK) is a forum for organisations to share information and work together to advance the conservation of wild plants, fungi and lichen.

The network of PLINK organisations aims to take action to deliver the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, (GSPC) which was adopted as part of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in April 2002 and refreshed in 2010.

Working towards the GSPC requires action at both the UK and country level through the Plant Link UK (PLINK UK) group and country-specific groups: Plant Link Scotland (PLINKS), Plant Link Cymru (PLINC) and Plant Link England (PLINK England).

The history of PLINK

PLINK – originally known as Plantlife Link – was formed in the 1990s to bring together organisations, specialist societies and individuals interested in and working towards the conservation of wild plants.

In 2004 members of the PLINK network contributed towards the publication of the UK's first response to the GSPC known as Plant Diversity Challenge; this set the plant conservation agenda across the UK for the remainder of the decade. Then in 2012 PLINK UK published Wild Plant Horizons: Taking forward the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation 2011-2020.


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Plant Link UK (PLINK UK)

PLINK UK meets twice a year to share information and discuss ideas for collaborative working on key issues of plant conservation.

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Plant Link England

This is a forum for organisations and learned societies with an interest in plant and fungi conservation in England.

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Plant Link Scotland

A forum for all organisations and learned societies with an interest in plant and fungi conservation in Scotland.

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Plant Link Cymru (PLINC)

Plant Link Cymru (PLINC) is a forum for all organisations and specialist societies with an interest in plant and fungi conservation in Wales.

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