Conservation Teams
With staff around the world, the Garden is home to several organizations working in various capacities to preserve biological diversity.
Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development

The Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development (CCSD) consolidates and applies the Garden's scientific expertise to ensure that the planet's biological diversity is safeguarded and available for future use. The CCSD bridges the gap between conservation efforts and the Garden's scientific research in plant systematics and floristics.
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Living Collections and Conservation

The living collections of the Missouri Botanical Garden encompass thousands of plant specimens maintained by the Garden's Horticulture division.
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William L. Brown Center

The William L. Brown Center (WLBC) is dedicated to the study of plants, understanding the relationships between humans, plants and their environment, and the conservation of plant species and knowledge for future generations. Ethnobotanists at the WLBC strive to preserve local knowledge about plants as they work with local people to promote sustainable use of existing resources.
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