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GOALS OF THE CENTER FOR CONSERVATION AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

  • To analyze and interpret scientific data as a basis for conservation decision-making
  • To build the capacity for conservation in tropical countries by training local people in conservation science
  • To develop community programs in tropical countries aimed at sound local management of natural resources
  • To conserve rare and endangered plants and habitats in the Midwestern United States
  • To build partnerships with public and private sector organizations and agencies to foster conservation
  • To participate in and promote the international conservation endeavor

The formation of the Center was made possible through a very generous pledge from The Bellwether Foundation, strongly supported by Robert Brookings Smith, then an emeritus member of the Missouri Botanical Garden's Board of Trustees.

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Director, CCSD, Missouri Botanical Garden, P.O. Box 299, St. Louis, MO 63166 Phone: (314) 577-0871 CCSD@mobot.org © 2014