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17 April 2014

BGCI invites botanic gardens around the world to submit their interest to host the 10th BGCI International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens in 2018. The deadline for submitting your interest is 15th September, 2014

10 April 2014


9 April 2014

The Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh has developed a novel approach to tree conservation: incorporating historic and threatened trees in a "heritage hedge" which surrounds the garden.

9 April 2014

A mid-term review of progress towards the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation 2011-2020 will be carried out by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in October 2014. In preparation for this mid-term review, a draft technical background document has been compiled by BGCI.

4 April 2014

A workshop on the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) was held on March 31 and 01 April in Marrakech, Morocco.

17 March 2014

To raise awareness of the spectacular relict trees and forests in the Hyrcanian region of the Talysh Mountains, southeastern Azerbaijan, an international exhibition will be held in Baku from 2nd May 2014.

12 March 2014

During a recent trip to Ethiopia BGCI visited Wondo Genet Arboretum restoration project and 2 newly established gardens; Gullele Botanic Garden and Shashemene Botanic Garden. With growing pressure on the diverse native flora, this is an important time for plant conservation in Ethiopia.

5 March 2014

It is with great sadness that the Botanic Garden Meise announces the passing of Gert Ausloos (24/02/1967 – 02/03/2014), head of public awareness, member of the management committee and scientific council.

12 February 2014

The 3rd Science in Botanic gardens Science Congress will take place from 1 -4 April 2014 in Gran Canaria. The call for papers is now open - deadline 1st March 2014.

4 February 2014

A successful partnership between BGCI and Kunming Botanic Garden has resulted in significant progress in plant conservation and habitat restoration in the Zhibenshan Mountains of west Yunnan Province, China.

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