Accreditation Examples: Ex situ Conservation Activities
In order to achieve BGCI Accreditation, applicants are required to implement a number of ex situ conservation activities and provide evidence of these in their application.
Examples of ex situ plant conservation activities (this list is not exhaustive):
- Engagement with local or national policy makers on the development of National Biodiversity Strategies & Action Plans, or
- Contribute to international plant conservation policy (e.g. the Global Partnership for Plant Conservation, CBD etc.)
- Training courses on plant conservation attended by staff
- Training courses on plant conservation policy, practice or communication offered
- Conservation volunteer programme in place
- Publication of plant conservation, environmental, traditional knowledge research for policymakers, researchers, or the general
- Horticultural trials carried out on native or threatened taxa
- Propagation and germination studies carried out on native or threatened taxa
- Publications on wild (non-domesticated) plant diversity
- Wild species seed conservation
- Wild species propagation
- Exchange or supply of wild species material with other conservation practitioners or gardens
- Field gene banks or ex situ collections managed for conservation purposes
- Improving horticultural knowledge for native and/or threatened taxa
Below you will find examples of evidence for ex situ conservation activities submitted by successful BGCI Accreditation applicants.
Chicago Botanic Garden Science YearbookPlant Conservation, Services for Botanic Gardens / Tool / English
Ex situ Conservation Prioritization ExamplePlant Conservation, Services for Botanic Gardens / Tool / English
North Carolina BG Rare Plant ProgramPlant Conservation, Services for Botanic Gardens / Tool / English
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh AchievementsPlant Conservation, Services for Botanic Gardens / Tool / English
You can support our plant conservation efforts by sponsoring membership for small botanic gardens, contributing to the Global Botanic Garden Fund, and more!
Become a Member
Be part of the largest network of botanic gardens and plant conservation experts in the world by joining BGCI today!