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BGCI News Archives

News archives are sorted by year - use the drop-down to explore.

Publication Year: 
31 Dec : Kew and Missouri Botanical Garden announce the completion of The Plant List
24 Dec : New educational materials for International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture
15 Dec : New Pan-European Education Project
13 Dec : Survey for plant conservation on oceanic islands (GIPCN - Global Island Plant Conservation Network)
10 Dec : Botanic Garden in $50 Million Campaign to Preserve Wild Crop Relatives
10 Dec : Biodiversity communications: inspiration at BioFresh
10 Dec : Crop Genebank Knowledge Base now online
03 Dec : Dr Tim Entwistle appointed to Director of Conservation, Living Collections and Estates, Kew Gardens (April 2011)
03 Dec : National Botanic Garden of Belgium: global survey on plant reintroductions
03 Dec : Call for papers: 2011 International Biodiversity Conference in Baños, Ecuador
03 Dec : U.S. Green Building Council honours leader of Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
03 Dec : New Journal Paper: Approaches to Restoring Degraded Forests under REDD+
30 Nov : Papers published from BGCI's Fourth Global Botanic Gardens Congress (2010)
09 Nov : Missouri Botanical Garden joins CBD's Consortium of Scientific Partners
08 Nov : Conserving plant diversity crucial for future food security
05 Nov : New BGCI discussion paper: Conserving wild plants for livelihoods
04 Nov : Seeking your views; two new publications
27 Oct : BGCI consultation: International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation
26 Oct : Edinburgh botanists visit Afganistan
26 Oct : Conference proceedings published: Acclimatization, Global Change, Gardening and Biodiversity Conservation
26 Oct : New website: Gardening with nature isn’t complicated!
21 Oct : Success: Renewed Global Strategy for Plant Conservation adopted
19 Oct : Key target in Global Strategy for Plant Conservation reviewed in new BGCI report
27 Sep : Global survey of ex situ maple collections
15 Sep : BGCI's Stella Simiyu takes part in high profile debate at the British Museum
15 Sep : Prof Stephen Blackmore honoured by Queen
13 Sep : The Hortus Botanicus of Vrije University, Amsterdam, threatened with closure
03 Sep : Kunming seedbank gives rare plants chance for survival
03 Sep : Botanical illustration exhibition highlights the art behind conservation
31 Aug : Pavlovsk seed bank faces destruction - YOU CAN HELP!
31 Aug : Scientists establish the world’s first society for fungal conservation
27 Aug : Successful translocation of Critically Endangered Cyperus polystachyus
26 Aug : BGCI China and The International Symposium of Shanghai Chenshan Botanical Garden
19 Aug : Top plantsman Chris Beardshaw supports Plants for the Planet!
03 Aug : International Training Course: Seed Conservation Techniques for Wild Plant Resources
30 Jul : Last chance for your collections to be included in our GSPC Target 8 report for presentation at CoP 10!
02 Jul : Two botanists recognised as Distinguished Economic Botanists by the Society of Economic Botany
24 Jun : 4th Global Botanic Gardens Congress : Addressing global change – a new agenda for botanic gardens
24 Jun : BGCI's plant conservation programme in China brochure published.
04 Jun : Nepalese Forest Minister declares Swayambhu Forest a sacred forest
04 Jun : Inauguration of Pakistan Botanic Gardens Network
04 Jun : Oman Botanic Garden seeking international expertise
19 May : The most important catalogue in human history? Catalogue of Life 2010 launched at UN Biodiversity Meeting in Nairobi
18 May : Manglietia sinica on IUCN Species of the Day
18 May : GSPC hailed as one of the most successful outcomes of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
07 May : Global review of plant conservation on oceanic islands
30 Apr : East African biodiversity hot spots need trained local botanists
30 Apr : New exhibition at Benmore Botanic Garden, Scotland
27 Apr : Les Jardins Botanique de Cayes - Agroecological Fair - 28th April to 2nd May 2010
26 Apr : The Oman Botanic Garden celebrates first habitat display planting
26 Apr : Funding Opportunity for Plant Conservation Projects
21 Apr : Earth Day, 22nd April 2010
19 Apr : UC Davis Arboretum releases interactive GIS mapping application
07 Apr : 2010 Catalogue of Life Annual Checklist launched
01 Apr : International Garden Photogapher of the Year (IGPOTY) 'Winter Beauty' results announced
30 Mar : What happens to a botanic garden after an earthquake?
19 Mar : Trees at the top of the world
15 Mar : The Missouri Botanical Garden has opened a Center for Biodiversity Informatics
12 Mar : Bids closing for the 2013 World Botanic Gardens Congress
10 Mar : Climate change and human influence
03 Mar : Funding available for highly endangered species conservation
24 Feb : Sustainability: where are we going?
11 Feb : Predators lag prey in climate change adaptations
03 Feb : 2010 - International Year of Biodiversity
02 Feb : Registration opens for 4th Global Botanic Gardens Congress
28 Jan : Al Ain Wildlife Park becomes BGCI Patron member!
28 Jan : Flowering of rare Pitcairn Island plant at the National Botanic Gardens Dublin
14 Jan : Public cameras capture valuable data on plant growth
06 Jan : Arnold Arboretum publishes field-checking manual for living plant collections
04 Jan : Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney becomes BGCI Patron Member