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Welcome to BGCI Mexico

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) in partnership with HSBC's Investing in Nature programme, is supporting the conservation of plants by botanic gardens in Mexico.

The Investing in Nature programme is drawing to a close this year but BGCI continues to work with Mexican gardens to promote the conservation and sustainable use of the native plants in support to the subsistence of local communities by means of the fortification of the Mexican botanical gardens.

For discussion of BGCI's work in Mexico you can contact Maite Lascurain -


Promoting Vegetable Diversity in Mexico City

Ethnobotanical research and education are deployed to improve the diversity of the diets of inhabitants of Mexico City.


Portable Botanical Educational Cases in Mexico

In order to meet the challenge of bringing to the Mexican children quality educational programmes related to plants and Mexican culture without overburdening their teachers, we have designed a series of portable educational cases.


Latest News

19 March 2008

On March 13th, the Jardín Botánico Francisco Javier Clavijero Instituto de Ecología was honoured with the visit of Mr Ôlafur Ragnar Grimmson, President of Iceland, during his official visit to Mexico.

12 September 2007

Mexican botanic gardens are meeting this week to discuss progress towards the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation. The Puerto Vallarta garden have issued their latest newsletter. Meanwhile in the UK a huge Mexican plant has broken a glasshouse roof - perhaps it wants to join in all the fun!

3 November 2005

Hurricane Wilma has badly affected botanic gardens in Florida and Mexico.

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