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Magnolias: Bloom or Doom? - Media Kit

Magnolias may be blooming in Britain’s gardens this spring, but in the wild it’s an altogether different story. Over half the world’s magnolia species are facing extinction in their native forest habitats, according to an authoritative new report from BGCI and FFI.

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‘Miracle’ Cures Face Extinction

From a desert succulent that may ‘cure’ obesity, to a Chinese magnolia effective against previously untreatable cancers, hundreds of the planet’s most promising medicinal plants are facing an imminent threat, warn world’s experts.

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Can’t See the Trees for the Wood?

How many plants would you recognise in their natural habitat? If you are a botanist or a keen gardener, you’re answer would probably be “well, quite a few actually,” but research from the USA suggests that you’d be in a minority, especially if, like most of us, you live in a town or city.

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ESD Guidelines: Media Kit

These Guidelines from BGCI, launched April 2006, are to help those in botanic gardens and other site-based education centres plan education programmes for sustainable development.

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BGCI Report on Human Well-being - Media Kit

The new report by BGCI, launched 20th April 2006, on the role of botanic gardens in using plant diversity to improve human well-being.

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Gran Canaria Declaration on Climate Change: Media Kit

In issuing its ‘Gran Canaria Declaration on Climate Change and Plant Conservation’ the Gran Canaria Group, whose membership is drawn from major biodiversity conservation organisations around the world, calls on the international community to take urgent action to protect global plant diversity.

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Botanic Garden News on Your Desktop

BGCI news for botanic gardens can now be delivered to your RSS reader on your desktop.

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Make Money - Practice Social Responsibility
This article, from the MarketingProfs website, explains how you can actually make money by giving. Find out how CSR can help your business attract more customers, strengthen corporate culture, lower costs and make long-term gains.
Unbowed by Wangari Maathai
Wangari Maathai tells her extraordinary story, spanning different worlds and changing times, and revealing what the courage, determination, tenacity and humour of one good woman can achieve; how as small a thing as planting a seedling and watering it can made all the difference in the world.
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