Botanic Gardens Conservation International
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BGCI is currently compiling a comprehensive list of the world's tree species and their country level distributions.

To date, no complete list of the world’s tree species exists. GlobalTreeSearch contains 60,000 accepted names, making it the most comprehensive list of the world’s tree species.

Our aim is to complete and geo-reference the list, to country-level, by the end of 2016.

GlobalTreeSearch will provide a valuable resource to botanic gardens as well as other stakeholders including international and national forestry bodies, land managers and conservation practitioners.

This searchable tree list will also provide the backbone for the Global Tree Assessment, coordinated by BGCI and the IUCN/SSC Global Tree Specialist Group (GTSG), which aims to undertake conservation assessments for all of the world’s tree species by 2020. GlobalTreeSearch enables a gap analysis to be performed, to identify where conservation assessments are lacking.

The GlobalTreeSearch database includes compiled data from multiple information sources, including national checklists, books and journal articles, as well as contributions from GTSG members.

To contribute to GlobalTreeSearch with tree species lists or distribution information please get in contact:

GlobalTreeSearch will be launched in March 2017. Some features will be available to all, with others restricted to members of BGCI.