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About Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) was founded in 1987 to link botanic gardens as a co-operating global network for effective plant conservation. It now links over 2500 institutions in over 120 countries, all working together to preserve and promote plant diversity for people and the planet.

BGCI is a charity registered in England. It is also a registered Company.

Our company number is: 4673175
Our charity number is: 1098834

If you would like to know more about BGCI please contact us or use our feedback form.



Influencing Decision-Making and Policy

BGCI is well-known and widely respected for its role in policy development and implementation relating to plant conservation. Over the next five years, BGCI aims to achieve some ambitious goals in the area of influencing policy to secure plant diversity.

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Media Centre

BGCI is at the forefront of global plant conservation policy making. We regularly publish information on the issues in plant diversity loss and the role of botanic gardens in preventing it. In the Media Centre, you can download documents, press releases, background information and images and more.

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Working Together for the World's Plants

BGCI is the world's largest network for the protection of plant diversity. Our mission is "to mobilise botanic gardens and engage partners in securing plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet".

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Join BGCI in Protecting Plants for the Planet
BGCI is a membership organisation. We have more than 700 members, institutional and individual, in 118 countries. You too can join us in our global efforts to ensure plants are protected from the many threats facing them today and get some great benefits.
BGCI 20th Anniversary Celebrations
From its beginnings as a small secretariat in 1987, BGCI has grown to become the leading international organisation working to save the world’s imperilled flora. Join the celebrations throughout the year as we commemorate the event with a special edition of BGjournal, a series of events and more.