Securing plant diversity
Over the past five years, we have supported the conservation of 29 highly threatened tree species, initiated 3 habitat conservation projects and carried out 5 pilot, community-based restoration projects, working in Latin America, Central and SE Asia and China. In 2012, we launched the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens, bringing together major botanic gardens from around the world with an ambitious programme to restore 100 degraded ecosystems.
In 2008, we produced the first ever list of globally threatened medicinal plants to guide conservation action, we have identified important areas for medicinal plant conservation in 5 countries and carried out surveys on the sustainable use of medicinal and nutritional plants in China, Brazil, Mexico and India.
Make your collections count!
BGCI uses its PlantSearch database to monitor progress towards GSPC Target 8 (At least 75% of threatened plants in ex situ collections...). Find out more about how we are doing this in North America.
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.
BigGive - Donate to BGCI
The BGCI BigGive Christmas Challenge will double your donation to our Tree Conservation and Forest Restoration project in Africa