China has over 200 botanical gardens and arboreta, but only 66 % of native plant species and just 34 % of endangered plant species are presently protected. CUBG plans to step up these figures to 80 % and 70 %, respectively. CUBG is jointly sponsored by CAS, the State Forestry Administration, and the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development

CAS News release, June 9, 2013