14th April 21: WG4 Meeting with all WG4 members


Time: 03:30 PM Rome


Meeting link: please, reach out to Baiba Pruse ( or Justyna Wiland-Szymańska ( to receive the zoom link.



24-25th Feb 2021: Plant Food-Medicines: Perceptions, Traditional Uses and Health Benefits of Food Botanicals, Mushrooms, and Herbal Teas


On behalf of Prof. Renata Sõukand and Prof. Andrea Pieroni, the ERC-StG-2016 DiGe team and members of COST Action ConservePlants Working Group 4 (CA18201) we welcome each and every one to join TWO DAY WORKSHOP on Special Issue “Plant Food-Medicines: Perceptions, Traditional Uses and Health Benefits of Food Botanicals, Mushrooms, and Herbal Teas” on 24th (10:30 - 12:30 CET) and 25th (10:30 - 17:00 CET) of February. 

More info available here 

Please, register and provide your research interest based on the workshop information here: until 10th of February (2021) in order to receive the entrance link before the workshop and additional instructions. 

For any questions please, come back to: 

Cristina Flora [] or Baiba Pruse [].



MC Meeting and WG meetings, 18-20th November 2020 - ON-LINE 

The 3rd MC Meeting of ConservePlants will be held on 18th November. WG meetings will follow between 18-20th November. All meetings will be held on-line. In spite of the current situation with Covid, ConservePlants members are being active and Working Groups are continuing with the planned activities. 


ConservePlants in BGjournal

BGjournal is the worldwide journal of botanic garden conservation. It covers a range of detailed content including in-depth features, congress reports, profiles of gardens and case studies of conservation work being carried out in gardens around the world.

Among the featured articles in the recent issue of BGjournal - Working towards the achievement of the GSPC Targets - is an article about ConservePlants!

Find the latest issues of the BGjournal here


Management Committee and Working Group meeting in Průhonice, 5-6 February 2020


We are excited to inform you that the Institute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences will be hosting the next Management Committee and Working Group Meeting of our COST Action. Botanists from almost 40 coutries will meet in the beautiful Castle of the Průhonice Park!

Moreover, 2 guest speakers will join us on the 5th February:

Professor Vernon Heywood, a specialist in plant taxonomy and systematics, is Emeritus Professor in the University of Reading. He has worked on biodiversity and conservation issues in many parts of the world, particularly in the Mediterranean. He will give a lecture with the title: "The challenges of integrated plant conservation in Europe".

Dr. Zuzana Münzbergová is a plant ecologist interested in mechanisms driving dynamics of natural populations. She will present the "Genetic diversity in populations of rare species and its implications for species conservation". At the moment she is the head of the Department of Population Ecology at the Insitute of Botany of the Czech Academy of Sciences.