Brazilian Flora 2020: innovation and collaboration to meet Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC)
FILARDI, F. L. R., BARROS, F., BAUMGRATZ,, J. F. A., BICUDO, C. E. M., CAVALCANTI, T. B. ET COL.; EZCURRA, C.
Jardin Botanico Rio de Janeiro
Lugar: Rio de Janeiro; Año: 2019
The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) was established by the Conference of Parties in 2002 todecrease the loss of plant diversity, reduce poverty and contribute to sustainable development. To achieve thisoverarching goal, the GSPC has established a series of targets, one of which is to ensure that plant diversity iswell understood, so that it can be effectively conserved and used in a sustainable manner. Brazil hosts morethan 46,000 species of plants, algae and fungi, representing one of the most biodiverse countries on Earth, andplaying a key role in the GSPC. To meet the GSPC goals of Target 1 and facilitate access to plant diversity,Brazil committed to preparing the List of Species of the Brazilian Flora (2008?2015) and the Brazilian Flora2020 (2016?present). Managing all the information associated with such great biodiversity has proven to be anextremely challenging task. Here, we synthesize the history of these projects, focusing on the multidisciplinaryand collaborative approach adopted to develop and manage the inclusion of all the knowledge generated thoughdigital information systems. We further describe the methods used, challenges faced, and strategies adopted, aswell as summarize advances to date and prospects for completing the Brazilian flora in 2020.Key words: database, diversity, hotspots, taxonomy.