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AAFBG is now a member of Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI).

Established in 1987, BGCI offers a global network of botanic gardens around the world for the purpose of plant conservation.  

For up-to-date news from BGCI, please read their news feed on the right or visit their website here.

 

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BigPicnic Third Partner Meeting

2017/12/15 01:32

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1st International Symposium held at Baekdudaegan National Arboretum (BDNA, South Korea)

2017/12/14 05:40
Baekdudaegan National Arboretum (BDNA) successfully held its 1st international symposium in Bongwha in South Korea on October 26th-27th. The theme of the symposium was ‘Future of BDNA and Seed Vault for Global Biodiversity Conservation.

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BGCI raises £19,748 for island tree conservation!

2017/12/14 03:24
BGCI took part in the Big Give Christmas Challenge and this year raised £16,553.75

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LearnToEngage Multiplier Event

2017/12/13 03:41

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Call for papers: Fourth World Journal Special Issue on Indigenous Peoples, Medicinal Plants and Wild Foods

2017/12/12 04:28
The Fourth World Journal is pleased to announce that it will publish a special themed, peer reviewed issue on “Indigenous Peoples Medicinal Plants and Wild Foods.” Manuscripts will be accepted until: April 20, 2018

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Contribute to the next issue of Roots

2017/12/08 23:14

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Call for abstracts is open - 10th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens

2017/12/07 02:08
The call for abstracts for BGCI's 10th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens is now open. This event entitled "Bringing Life to the City" will take place at the University of Warsaw Botanic Garden on 9-14th September 2018.

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Botanic garden research - complete the survey now

2017/12/04 22:36
As part of her PhD studies at Curtin University and Kings Park Botanic Garden in Perth Western Australia, Alaa Nayyef is carrying out a survey of resources and conservation focus of botanic gardens from a range of phytogeographic zones.

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BigPicnic BigNews - Exhibtions #2

2017/11/28 21:34

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The Big Give - Get your donations doubled this Christmas

2017/11/27 21:08
BGCI is once again participating in the Big Give Christmas Challenge, fundraising to protect island tree species from extinction! Donate at any time from midday Tuesday 28th November to midday Tuesday 5th December 2017 for the chance to get your donation doubled!

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Seed conservation in the Indian Ocean Islands

2017/11/20 21:55
At the start of November 2017, BGCI ran a training course in Mauritius to build capacity for seed collection from Critically Endangered trees. Participants attended from botanic gardens, NGOs, private conservation initiatives and National Parks from Mauritius, Rodrigues, Reunion and the Seychelles.

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BGCI's first technical review now available in Chinese

2017/11/13 23:36
BGCI's first technical review on 'Defining the botanic garden and how to measure performance and success' is now available in Chinese

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70th anniversary of the Arturo E. Ragonese Botanic Garden

2017/11/03 07:20
Congratulations to the Arturo E. Ragonese Botanic Garden in Buenos Aires, Argentina as it celebrates its 70th anniversary!

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Plants, People, Planet - a new journal

2017/11/03 01:32
Launching in 2018: A new cross disciplinary Open Access journal from the New Phytologist Trust.

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Fundraiser following hurricanes Irma and Maria

2017/11/02 19:31
In September, Puerto Rico was struck by two consecutive catastrophic Hurricanes (Irma and María). The devastation ravaged both populated and forested areas. The Arboretum Doña Inés Park of the Luis Muñoz Marín Foundation did not escape the destruction and they are now fundraising to restore it.

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