BGCI has published the ‘State of the World’s Trees’

Which found that a third of the world’s nearly 60,000 tree species are at risk of extinction

BGCI Launched the Global Biodiversity Standard

The world’s only international certification that recognises and promotes the protection, restoration, and enhancement of biodiversity.

The Botanist Launched the Plant Conservation Edition

Every bottle of the limited design Plant Conservation Edition will contribute to urgent projects saving rare and endangered plant species worldwide
Saving Plants Together

The Botanist launched the Plant Conservation Edition with every bottle donating £5 to supporting plant biodiversity and conservation projects worldwide.

Global Tree Assessment

BGCI’s State of the World’s Trees documents the conservation status of the world’s nearly 60,000 tree species.

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BGCI promotes an efficient, cost-effective and rational approach to plant conservation in botanic gardens.

2021
BGCI’s State of the World’s Trees
  • Threatened
    30%
    of the world’s tree species are at risk of extinction
  • Brink of Extinction
    440
    tree species have less than 50 individuals remaining
  • Protected Areas
    64%
    of tree species are found in at least one protected area globally
  • Experts
    +500
    experts collaborated on producing BGCI’s State of the World’s Trees

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The Botanist to release Plant Conservation Edition Gin

The Botanist are releasing a Plant Conservation Edition Gin, in partnership with Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) to save rare and endangered plant species worldwide. With one fifth of all plant species threatened with extinction, the exclusive, limited edition bottle will raise funds for BGCI's Global Botanic Garden Fund, and will contribute to urgent biodiversity projects around the world.
02 December 2021
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News

BGCI Launches 2021 Holiday Challenge

Help us to raise £30,000 to support small botanic gardens to work to safeguard plants that are extinct in the wild.
01 December 2021
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Event

Launch of European Genetic Resources Strategies

A new European Genetic Resources Strategy places the conservation and sustainable use of genetic resources on a sound footing. It is backed by domain-specific strategies for crop plants, livestock and forests.
30 November 2021
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BGCI Webinar

BGCI Webinar Series: State of the World's Trees - Bringing threatened trees into ecological restoration

We will explore how the results in the State of the World’s Trees report can be used to catalyse restoration and inform species selection.
25 November 2021
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News

2021 Marsh Awards Call for Nominations

BGCI announces call for nominations for the 2021 Marsh Awards. Deadline for nominations is 30 November 2021.
15 November 2021
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2021 Holiday Challenge

Help us to raise £30,000 to support small botanic gardens to work to safeguard plants that are extinct in the wild. The first £15,000 in donations will be matched!