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.

Climate Change and Plant Conservation

Plants face many threats, but climate change is probably the single greatest threat to plant diversity, and thus a major challenge for plant conservationists.

What Does 'Climate Change' Actually Mean?

Humankind is affecting natural temperature regulation by releasing increasing quantities of greenhouse gases into our atmosphere. This will have multiple effects, not just a gradual increase in temperature.

Effects on Plant Diversity

Climate change has important implications for nearly every aspect of life on Earth. Its multiple effects could prove the "final straw" for plants already facing other threats.

Climate change and the Amazon


Climate change
in the Amazon,
from the BBC