[Taxacom] Save St Andrews Botanic Garden

Daniel Barker db60 at st-andrews.ac.uk
Wed May 15 11:28:49 CDT 2013


Dear Taxacom,

The petition deadline has been extended to 20 May.

You can sign the petition by going to http://www.st-andrews-botanic.org
and clicking on "Sign the Save the Garden Petition".

Many thanks to those who have signed so far.


Daniel

On 25/04/2013 14:46, "Daniel Barker" <db60 at st-andrews.ac.uk> wrote:

>Dear Taxacom,
>
>Please see Richard Abbott's announcement:
>
>>Save St Andrews Botanic Garden......
>>
>>St Andrews Botanic Garden is under threat of closure due to insufficient
>>funding. It was established by St Andrews University in the early 1960s
>>and for the past 25 years has been leased to the local Council who have
>>funded its maintenance and development as an educational and community
>>facility. The lease runs out later this year and the Council is no longer
>>willing to cover all of the running costs.
>>
>>The Garden is an absolute gem and a wonderful biodiversity resource. It
>>contains >8,000 living plant species, i.e. ~3 times the total number of
>>plant species occurring naturally in Britain. These are displayed in
>>diverse open habitats (Heath, Rock, Woodland and Water) and a range of
>>different glasshouse environments (Tropical, Temperate, Alpine and Hot
>>Desert). It is located in the midst of St Andrews and is open daily to
>>the public!
>>
>>You can sign a petition against the closure of the Garden by going to
>>http://www.st-andrews-botanic.org and clicking on "Sign the Save the
>>Garden Petition". Couldn't be easier. The petition closes on 5 May and
>>will be presented to the University in June together with a business plan
>>for the Garden's future development.
>>
>>Richard Abbott
>>Professor Richard Abbott
>>School of Biology
>>University of St Andrews
>>St Andrews, Fife KY16 9TH, UK
>>
>>Email. rja at st-and.ac.uk
>>
>>Websites:
>>http://bio.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/rja.htm
>>http://openwetware.org/wiki/User:Richard_J._Abbott
>
>Thank you,
>
>Daniel
>
>-- 
>Daniel Barker
>http://bio.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/db60.htm
>The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland : No
>SC013532

-- 
Daniel Barker
http://biology.st-andrews.ac.uk/staff/db60
The University of St Andrews is a charity registered in Scotland :
No SC013532








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