News and events > Latest News Latest News Latest news in botanic gardens and plant conservation around the world is published here. You may also want to: search the News archives add the BGCI RSS feed to your feed reader sign up to our quarterly e-newsletter, Cultivate Read the latest news First Technical Training for Species with Extremely Small Populations Held in Yunnan Province 2 February 2016 Sponsored by the Forestry Department of Yunnan Province, organized by Yunnan Academy of Forestry and Yunnan Green Environment development Foundation, the first technical training course for Species with Extremely Small Populations in China was held in Kunming on 3rd and 4th December 2015. More than 180 new plant species discovered by Missouri scientists in 2015 2 February 2016 Scientists at the Missouri Botanical Garden discovered more than 180 new species of plants in 2015, a number which will likely represent approximately 10 percent of all new species discovered in the world last year. New Ex situ Cycad Guide published 12 January 2016 BGCI US has published an ex situ Cycad collection guide that provides an overview of cycad conservation worldwide and guidance on developing ex situ collections to support cycad conservation needs. Does your garden have any species of Magnolias? We need your help! 6 January 2016 BGCI is conducting an analysis of ex situ collections of Magnoliaceae taxa using information held in our PlantSearch database. If your garden has a Magnoliaceae collection, we need your help! 云南省首次举办极小种群物种保护技术培训 4 January 2016 2015年12月3日-5日，云南省林业厅在昆明首次举办了面向全省野生动植物保护一线工作人员和科研工作者的极小种群物种拯救保护技术培训。 £12,000 raised for tree conservation through the Big Give Christmas Challenge 17 December 2015 Many thanks to all our supporters who helped us to raise over £12,000 through the Big Give Christmas Challenge! This year funds raised by BGCI will be used to support the Global Trees Campaign’s Zero Tree Extinctions project. Plantas de la Isla de Puerto Rico 15 December 2015 Una nueva página de Internet de The Institute for Regional Conservation (IRC), acerca de las plantas nativas e introducidas de la isla de Puerto Rico será lanzada hoy. Agapanthus Gall Midge Survey in collaboration with the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) 13 December 2015 The IPSN is running a survey for the Agapanthus Gall Midge to determine the worldwide distribution of the Agapanthus gall midge and to collect information on the biology and lifecycle of the midge. It is looking for gardens with Agapanthus in their collections to participate. Promoting the conservation of threatened Heliconia species 8 December 2015 The Heliconia Society International is using BGCI's PlantSearch database to identify threatened Zingiberales species that are not yet conserved in ex situ collections. Association of Zoological Horticulture Announces 2016 Plant Conservation Grant Winners 7 December 2015 The Association of Zoo Horticulture (AZH) in conjunction with Disney Conservation Fund is proud to announce its greatest annual contribution to plant conservation by providing $40,000 in funds to grant seekers.