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26 November 2014

BGCI is taking part in the 2014 Big Give Christmas Challenge. We are raising funds to support sustainable use of African medicinal trees facing extinction in the wild. The challenge runs over Thursday 4th, Friday 5th and Saturday 6th December - a chance to double your donations to BGCI!

20 November 2014

The International Plant Sentinel Network launched its new website at the 8th Neobiota International Conference on Biological Invasions in Turke at the start of the month. The website includes resources, news and information about the network.

19 November 2014

Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is commissioning evaluation of Communities in Nature, BGCI's five year programme which has aimed to 'grow the social role' of botanic gardens', Deadline to tender for the evaluation: Monday 1st December 2015

17 November 2014

The Red List of Betulaceae is the latest in our series of red list publications and includes assessments for taxa from six genera; Alnus, Betula, Carpinus, Corylus, Ostrya and Ostryopsis.

14 November 2014

The publication is an indispensable working resource for anyone with a serious interest in the distribution, habitat, morphology, and survival of the wide-ranging plant life around us. Preorderfyour copy from 16th December.

14 November 2014

Chic goes Wild! competition winners tookl in the sites of Shanghai Botanic Gardens last week.

31 October 2014

We are extending the deadline to upload you data for the ex situ survey of globally threatened trees until 1st December.

31 October 2014

A list of timber species has been compiled in order to provide a composite working list of timber tree species in trade.

23 October 2014

The Global Trees Campaign is working with our partners to collect seed from some of the world's most threatened trees for storage in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew Millennium Seed Bank. We recently hosted a joint training course in Kenya, in collaboration with KEFRI.

16 October 2014

The importance of plants and the need to continue to support the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) was highlighted at the recent Conference of the Parties (COP) to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).

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