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Status Reports & Red Lists

BGCI are in a unique position, which enables us to gather information held by botanic gardens and plant conservation groups. Our ongoing series of reports on the status of plant conservation enable us to effect positive change and make recommendations for action.

Status Reports & Red List publications

Status Reports & Red List publications (prices in US dollars)



Plants and climate change:which future?

In 2008 we published a major new report; 'Plants and climate change: which future'. The report details how plants and climate change are intimately connected, and explains why it is crucially important for us to act now to save the world’s plants.

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Conserving Europe's threatened plants

The continuing loss of biodiversity in Europe is a major concern, with less than half protected species and habitats considered to be in favourable conservation status. Read BGCI's latest publication, launched at the 5th European Botanic Gardens Congress, Helsinki, Finland in June 2009.

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Red List of Oaks

The Red List of Oaks, published jointly by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and Fauna & Flora International (FFI), through the Global Trees Campaign (GTC), identifies 78 wild oaks in danger of extinction, and raises concern over the lack of data for over 300 species.

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Plants for Life: Medicinal Plants Under Threat

BGCI has published the findings of a year-long investigation into the state of medicinal plants around the world.

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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.

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Botanic Gardens: Using Biodiversity to Improve Human Well-being

A report has been launched by BGCI on the role of botanic gardens in using plant diversity to improve human well-being. It features case studies from botanic gardens around the world and is available to all in PDF format.

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