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The Global Trees Campaign
In 1998 over 8,753 tree species, 10% of the world's total, were threatened with extinction according to The World List of Threatened Trees.
It is likely this figure has risen considerably since then. Destruction of woodland and forest and unsustainable felling of valuable timbers are causing the loss of many important species. Very few of these endangered trees are being conserved in the wild.
The Global Trees Campaign, a joint initiative between BGCI, Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UNEP-WCMC) in association with other partners around the world, is drawing attention to this global problem and finding solutions.
We aim to save the world's most threatened tree species and their habitats through provision of information, conservation action and support for sustainable use. The campaign focuses on trees as flagship species for conservation of ecosystems and landscapes, and enables local people to carry out rescue and sustainable use operations.