What Does BGCI Do?
- BGCI links botanic gardens internationally, promoting plant conservation, sustainable development and environmental education
- BGCI works towards ensuring that plants are recognised as the world’s most important natural resource and initiates practical programmes to safeguard tens of thousands of ‘at risk’ plant species
- BGCI supports the development of new botanic gardens and helps established gardens address urgent issues of environmental protection and sustainable development through training and community programmes
- BGCI works with policy makers at all levels to ensure botanic gardens play an integral role in implementing environmental agreements at national and international levels
- BGCI develops policies, guidelines and tools to support best practice in plant conservation, sustainable development and environmental education
- BGCI runs a unique database on endangered plant species – BGCI has documented over 80,000 species in cultivation in botanic gardens, of which more than 10,000 are under threat of extinction in the wild.
- BGCI engages with a wide range of international and national partners to promote plant conservation through the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation