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Botanic Gardens Conservation International

It is estimated that up to 100,000 plants, representing more than one third of all the world's plant species, are currently threatened or face extinction in the wild. BGCI brings together the botanic gardens to work for plant conservation through science,


BigPicnic Big News: Science cafes

Tue, 13 Mar 2018 16:40:00 +0000

Threatened Plants Photographic Award launched with International Garden Photographer of the Year

Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:32:00 +0000

BGCI has joined forces with the International Garden Photographer of the Year (IGPOTY), the world’s most prestigious photography competition for gardens, plants and green spaces. Submit your images by 31st October 2018!

Onsite training for LearnToEngage students

Thu, 22 Feb 2018 16:39:00 +0000

Working to improve ecological restoration efforts in East Africa

Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:59:00 +0000

In January 2018, a four-day training course on forest restoration and plant identification took place at Brackenhurst Botanic Garden, a member of the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens (ERA).

bgen Networking Day: Biosecurity

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 10:08:00 +0000

Call for Posters, Student Presentations, and Rapid-Fire Presentations - American Public Garden Association 2018 Conference

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 22:02:00 +0000

Accepting submissions until April 6 for Posters, Student Presentations, and Rapid-Fire Presentations for the 2018 American Public Garden Association Conference.

Invasive pests are the greatest threat to the survival of the world’s ash species

Wed, 07 Feb 2018 09:56:00 +0000

The conservation status of every species of ash or Fraxinus tree is revealed in BGCI's latest red list publication, The Red List of Fraxinus. The report finds the majority of Fraxinus species (79%) are not threatened with extinction in the wild. However, 11 species are at high risk of extinction

New paper highlights progress in conservation assessments for plants

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 10:11:00 +0000

A paper published in Conservation Biology reports that conservation assessments are now available for a quarter of all known plant species. This marks significant progress towards Target 2 of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation

BGCI 与CUBG签署合作备忘录入选版纳植物园2017年十大新闻之一

Thu, 25 Jan 2018 06:42:00 +0000

“国际植物园保护联盟(BGCI)与中国植物园联盟(CUBG)签署合作备忘录” 当选为中国科学院西双版纳热带植物园2017年十大新闻之一。

Creating an ethnobotanical garden – all you need to know

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 11:20:00 +0000

Read Clemmie Borgstein's practical guide on how to establish an inspiring ethnobotanical garden - from conceptualisation to realisation.

Chinese Union of Botanical Gardens Quarterly Briefing from October to December in 2017

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:21:00 +0000

Find out more about the recent work of the Chinese Union of Botanical Gardens here.

Qur’anic Botanic Garden Signs MoU with Islamic Culture Foundation

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 14:35:00 +0000

Qur’anic Botanic Garden (QBG) welcomed Encarna Gutierrez, Secretary General of the Islamic Culture Foundation, to Doha on 20 December to meet with Fatima Saleh Al Khulaifi, Manager of the Qur’anic Botanic Garden, to sign an MOU, strengthening mutual cooperation between both parties.

Wanted! Case studies on how your botanic garden has contributed to local society

Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:11:00 +0000

Wanted! Case studies on how your botanic garden has contributed financially, socially or environmentally to local society.

BGCI needs your help!

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:26:00 +0000

We would be grateful for your assistance with the reorganisation of BGCI’s website. We want to make the content as relevant as possible to you, and the website easy to navigate. Take our survey to help us improve our website.

Two of the world’s 'tea' species extinct in the wild according to new report

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 11:48:00 +0000

The Red List of Theaceae, the tea family, was published by BGCI today and identified that more than a third of the world’s Theaceae species are threatened with extinction. The report assessed 254 Theaceae species and identified 85 as threatened with extinction.

BigPicnic Third Partner Meeting

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:32:00 +0000

1st International Symposium held at Baekdudaegan National Arboretum (BDNA, South Korea)

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 18:40:00 +0000

Baekdudaegan National Arboretum (BDNA) successfully held its 1st international symposium in Bongwha in South Korea on October 26th-27th. The theme of the symposium was ‘Future of BDNA and Seed Vault for Global Biodiversity Conservation.

BGCI raises £19,748 for island tree conservation!

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 16:24:00 +0000

BGCI took part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge and this year raised £19,748