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Make your collections count!
BGCI is dedicated to providing a free, comprehensive online resource on the world’s botanical institutions and the plants they cultivate. Our GardenSearch and PlantSearch databases support the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) Target 8, and provide valuable tools for connecting your collections, expertise, and facilities to a global botanical community.
Curious about how this information is used? Our 2010 North American Collections Assessment report provides a baseline for threatened North American species curated in collections, and we will build on this dataset every year.
To ensure we meet the GSPC Target 8 for 2020, BGCI US is working with the United States Botanic Garden to implement recommendations from the 2010 North American Collections Assessment. This includes increasing the quality and quantity of data held in BGCI's PlantSearch and GardenSearch databases for the U.S., and
we want to ensure we have accurate information for your institution!
What You Can Do
If you have previously provided data: Given the dynamic nature of botanical institutions and living collections, we encourage all gardens to update their data on an annual basis. Just follow the PlantSearch Upload Instructions.
If you haven’t provided data yet: It is quick, easy, and free. Just follow the PlantSearch Upload Instructions.
Thank you for supporting BGCI’s global ex situ database efforts!
Special thanks to the Collaborators of the North American Collections Assessment