Botanic Gardens Conservation International
BGCI provides a global voice for all botanic gardens, championing and celebrating their inspiring work. We are the world's largest plant conservation network, open to all. Join us in helping to save the world's threatened plants.

Global Seed Conservation Challenge Awards

The GSCC will challenge botanic gardens to bank seeds towards Target 8 of the GSPC.


Prizes for the Global Seed Conservation Challenge will be awarded at BGCI's Global Botanic Garden Congress, which will be held in Geneva in June 2017, to botanic gardens that conserve;

1.    Has made the greatest progress in collection of seeds
2.    Conserves the greatest proportion of threatened species in their collection
3.    Conserves the most interesting useful species
4.    Conserves the most difficult species to collect
5.    Conserves the rarest or most threatened species

For more information see the flyer and instructions