Botanic Gardens Conservation International
BGCI provides a global voice for all botanic gardens, championing and celebrating their inspiring work. We are the world's largest plant conservation network, open to all. Join us in helping to save the world's threatened plants.

Increasing the Effectiveness of Plant Conservation

Rare plants need help in ChinaCollecting Vital Data for Plant Conservation

According to the '2004 China Species Red List' some 5,000 plant species are recorded as threatened with extinction but the true figure is higher as many species are awaiting assessment.

BGCI has extensive experience of 'Red Listing' to assess conservation status, most recently through our work in the Global Trees Campaign.

We will work with our partners to accelerate Red Listing focusing next on rhododendrons. This will provide sound scientific information to guide conservation actions from environmental policy to grassroots activities.

Enabling Best Practice in Conservation and Sustainable Use

More needs to be done to increase the legacy of successful plant cultivation and conservation actions by sharing outcomes, enabling replication beyond local application.

BGCI is ideally placed to respond to this need working within our network of botanic garden members and partners. We will select priority examples of practical plant conservation and sustainable use in China, creating guides and protocols to build capacity and increase the effectiveness of plant conservation.