BGCI’s Five Year Plan 2007 - 2012
Since our establishment in 1987, BGCI has responded in a flexible manner to identified needs, taking into account global, national and local priorities and circumstances.
As the world's largest plant conservation network BGCI is strategically placed to lead global efforts to reverse the impending extinction crisis faced by the world's plant diversity. Over the next five years our efforts will focus on securing a future for threatened plant species through a variety of mechanisms and techniques. Our specific aims are to:
BGCI's greatest strength is its worldwide network of botanic gardens. They are centres of botanical expertise, horticultural knowledge and environmental education and it is their knowledge base that underpins all our actions. BGCI will, over the next five years, focus on ensuring that the appropriate information, skills and expertise are available throughout the global network to ensure that plant conservation targets can be met. Our specific aims are to:
BGCI is respected for its role in policy development and implementation relating to plant conservation. It is generally agreed that without the policy work of BGCI, the GSPC would not have been developed and adopted by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD). While working in partnership with the world’s leading biodiversity conservation organizations, BGCI will continue to maintain its position as a leading advocate for plant conservation, with specific aims to:
Programme Delivery and Organisational Development
BGCI will implement its Five Year Plan through the deliver of both global and regional programmes. Continued success will depend on enhancing strategic engagement with BGCI’s broad constituency. The networking modus operandi that BGCI has adopted allows it to maintain a small, flexible staff base while maintaining the capacity to implement ambitious programmes. As BGCI moves forward, emphasis will be placed on ensuring the continuing strong support and expansion of its membership base and enhancing its strategic partnerships including the further development of private-sector engagement.
Influencing Decision-Making and Policy
BGCI is well-known and widely respected for its role in policy development and implementation relating to plant conservation. Over the next five years, BGCI aims to achieve some ambitious goals in the area of influencing policy to secure plant diversity.
The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation
The GSPC is a plan to save the world's plant species. Botanic gardens are making a major contribution worldwide. Click the image to find out more.
BGCI 20th Anniversary Celebrations
From its beginnings as a small secretariat in 1987, BGCI has grown to become the leading international organisation working to save the world’s imperilled flora. Join the celebrations throughout the year as we commemorate the event with a special edition of BGjournal, a series of events and more.
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Join BGCI in Protecting Plants for the Planet
BGCI is a membership organisation. We have more than 700 members, institutional and individual, in 118 countries. You too can join us in our global efforts to ensure plants are protected from the many threats facing them today and get some great benefits.