Botanic Gardens Conservation International
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.

Cactus and succulent plants

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BGCI works closely with the International Organisation for Succulent Plant Study (IOS) and botanic gardens around the world to help safeguard threatened cactus and succulent plant species from extinction.

Our current activities include:

In 2013, updated assessments of all cactus species were published on to the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. In response to the large number of cactus species assessed as threatened with extinction, in 2014 BGCI plans to fundraise to extend our practical conservation projects for threatened cactus and succulent species with our partner botanic gardens. If you are interested in supporting this work please contact us.

Photo credit: Belem Hernandez Diaz