BGCI raises £19,748 for Island Tree Conservation!

  • Region

    Latin America and the Caribbean
  • Topic

    Tree Conservation
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BGCI took part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge to raise a fantastic £19,748!

The Big Give Christmas Challenge is a yearly fundraising event that sees donations doubled by matched funds! This year the campaign ran from midday Tuesday 28th November to midday Tuesday 5th December 2017.

This year funds will be used to support our island tree conservation projects. BGCI is currently working to safeguard tree species from extinction in Fiji, Mauritius, the Seychelles and Haiti. In 2018 BGCI will extend this to include other islands where tree species run the risk of being lost forever, facing threats such as extreme weather and invasive species.

Whether it is Jardin Botanique des Cayes in Haiti trying to conserve a rare palm after hurricane damage or Suva Botanical Gardens in Fiji trying to find a tree last recorded 70 years ago, BGCI is there to support them.

A big thank you to everyone who contributed and seasons greetings from all at BGCI!