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championing and celebrating their inspiring work.
BGCI Conservation Practitioner Accreditation

We are the world's largest plant conservation network

with over 60,000 plant scientists and horticulturists.

We mobilise botanic gardens and partners to secure plant diversity

for the well-being of people and the planet.

BGCI is working to support the global botanic garden community during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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What We Do

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

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Be part of the largest network of botanic gardens and plant conservation experts in the world.

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  • Connecting people
    Institutional members of BGCI
  • Sharing knowledge
    People trained from 331 institutions in 67 countries
  • Saving plants
    Rare and threatened seedlings raised for conservation and restoration
  • Policy and advocacy
    BGCI Accredited Botanic Gardens, Conservation Practitioners, and Advanced Conservation Practitioners

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Propagation trials of Allophyllus edulis at Carlos Thays botanic garden

World Rivers day: Río de la Plata restoration, Argentina

To celebrate World Rivers Day, BGCI and the Botanic Garden of the City of Buenos Aires “Carlos Thays” share their work over the last 2 years to restore the native wetland flora of the Río de la Plata estuary.
27 September 2020
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'Conservation and Reintroduction of Rare and Endangered Plants in China' Published

Hai Ren, IAC Member and Director at South China Botanical Garden (China), recently published this comprehensive review of the advances in conservation and the reintroduction of rare and endangered plants in China.
22 September 2020
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GSPC Succeeds in Aligning Actions to Protect Plant Diversity

A new report on the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC), highlights its success in aligning actions by the world’s botanist and plant protection community through a shared set of principles and objectives.
22 September 2020
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BGCI and GGI-Gardens Launch Awards Program

The program aims to promote partnership activities to preserve and understand Earth’s genomic biodiversity of plants. Call for applications open from 22 September - 15 November 2020.
22 September 2020
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The Climate Risk Assessment Tool Project

BGCI is working as a partner with the Climate Change Alliance of Botanic Gardens (Alliance), Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria and the University of Tasmania to develop a Climate Risk Assessment Tool
22 September 2020
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