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800 member organisations in 100 countriesFind out more
60,000 plant scientists and horticulturists in our networkFind out more
500 million people visit our member gardens each yearFind out more
BGCI's Conservation Practitioner Accreditation Accepting Applications
BGCI Conservation Practitioner Accreditation recognises excellence in plant conservation policy, practice and education, and accredits botanic gardens carrying out plant conservation activities of local, national or global importance.Become accredited!
Seed Conservation Directory of Expertise
BGCI has just launched its Seed Conservation Directory of Expertise, containing over 400 institutions involved in seed conservation. The directory contains information on individuals, facilities and expertise related to seed conservation of wild species.Search the directory
What future for plant conservation?
The future of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation will be considered at an upcoming conference in South Africa. Make your views known by completing a short survey.Find out more
BGCI provides a global voice for all botanic gardens, championing and celebrating their inspiring work. We are the world's largest plant conservation network, open to all. Join us in helping to save the world's threatened plants.
Watch our 30th anniversary video
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) was established in 1987 to link the botanic gardens of the world in a global network for plant conservation.Learn more
BGCI has produced a set of searchable databases for those working in botanic gardens and plant conservation.
The only global database of living plants in the world's botanic gardens
The only global directory of the world's botanic gardens
The most comprehensive global database of tree species and their country-level distributions
The most comprehensive database of plant conservation assessments
One of BGCI's major roles is as a publisher of guidance and policy information for and about plant conservation. Most are available free for download; others can be ordered in hard copy for a small fee. Some of our publications are only available to members.View all resources
The worldwide journal of botanic garden conservation.View publication
The worldwide journal of botanic garden education.View publication
Species Recovery Manual
BGCI and the International Association of Botanic Gardens (IABG) have published a new manual to guide species recovery projects.View publication
BGCI Training materials
BGCI has produced a series of training materials useful for those working in botanic gardens and plant conservation.View training resources
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No matter what size donation, every contribution makes a real difference to us. Plants are essential for all life on earth, yet one-third of all plant species are threatened with extinction! BGCI's nimble team needs your help to carry out vital conservation work around the world.Donate now