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.

Address the Impacts of Climate Change on Wild Plants

  • In 2006 BGCI organized a meeting in the Canary Islands that brought together a group of experts on climate change and plants to identify the actions required to avert a disaster for the world’s plants. As a result of that meeting we published the Gran Canaria Declaration on Climate Change and Plant Conservation. It represents a call to action for both governments and conservation community.
  • We recently published a report, Plants and climate change: which future?, that documents and analyses the latest scientific evidence of the impact climate change is having on the conservation of wild plant diversity. This was presented to the world’s governments at the recent meeting of the Conference to the Parties of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
  • We will be developing a list of priority species for conservation and working with our partners to develop conservation strategies for these.