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Magnolias: Bloom or Doom? - Media Kit

Magnolias may be blooming in Britain’s gardens this spring, but in the wild it’s an altogether different story. Over half the world’s magnolia species are facing extinction in their native forest habitats, according to an authoritative new report from BGCI and Fauna and Flora Iinternational.

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Examples of Threatened Magnolias

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Dr Georgina Magin of FFI says, "We have successfully started the process of restoring Magnolia species in Yunnan - as we learn from these pilot studies we can scale-up our actions and extend them to other parts of the world working with the local communities whose lives are impacted by deforestation."

As the report notes: "Various other initiatives are underway to conserve Chinese Magnoliaceae, through the work of universities, botanic gardens and Government agencies. Coordination of efforts is clearly important. This will be enhanced by the forthcoming publication of China’s Strategy for Plant Conservation which is being prepared by the State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA); State Forestry Administration (SFA) and the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS)."

Please contact us if you require further information on any aspect of the BGCI Magnolia Report.

Red List of the Magnoliaceae

The Red List of the Magnoliaceae, published jointly by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and Fauna & Flora International (FFI), through the Global Trees Campaign (GTC), identifies 131 wild magnolias as being in danger of extinction, from a global total of 245 species.


Conserving Threatened Magnolia Species


BGCI PlantSearch Database
The BGCI plant search allows you to research plants in living collections all around the world. It gives cross-referenced information with Red Data Lists, plant images, the International Plant Names Index, Crop Wild Relatives, and the Tree Conservation Database.
World Checklist of Magnoliaceae
Covering 7 genera, 223 species, this volume contains the first full list of the Magnolias (128 species). With additional information on life forms and distribution, and bibliography of the most relevant taxonomic literature, this is an essential reference for biologists, growers and collectors.