BACKGROUND : Biannual Council meetings are held with the aim of developing a World Flora
Online (WFO) in response to Target 1 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (2011–2020).
OBJECTIVES : To report on the sixth WFO Council meeting held in Pretoria, South Africa, on
METHOD : A WFO Council meeting (preceded by Taxonomic and Technical Working Group
meetings) was hosted by the South African National Biodiversity Institute in Pretoria.
RESULTS : Significant progress with the development of the WFO portal was made.
CONCLUSION : The WFO portal will be launched at the International Botanical Congress in
China in 2017.