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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.

 

BCGI News Feed

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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European ferns face extinction

2017/11/02 08:25

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Buy a book and support BGCI

2017/10/28 02:37
Christmas treat: The King of Puddings. RBG Kew expert Guide Angela Dixon has authored a tour of the global history of the Christmas Pudding. £1 from every sale goes to support BGCI's global conservation work!

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Hosting the 11th International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens 2022

2017/10/27 02:03
Would your Botanic Garden be interested in hosting the next International Congress on Education in Botanic Gardens in 2022? 

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Wanted!

2017/10/13 18:22
Wanted! Plants that are missing from botanic garden living collections and seed banks. Do you have them in your collections?

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Pha Tad Ke launches second phase fundraise drive

2017/10/09 21:59

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First BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme grants awarded

2017/09/29 02:47
BGCI and ArbNet are delighted to announce the first set of grants awarded in the framework of the BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme.

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World’s botanic gardens contain a third of all known plant species, and help protect the most threatened

2017/09/26 00:40
The most in-depth species survey to date finds an “astonishing array” of plant diversity in the global botanic garden network, including 41% of all endangered species.

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Newly published: Red List of U.S. Oaks

2017/09/21 07:30
The Red List of U.S. Oaks report details for the first time the distributions, population trends, and threats facing all 91 native oak species in the U.S.

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Plant species going into the red on the IUCN Red List

2017/09/13 22:30
In today’s IUCN Red List update more plants than ever are listed as threatened with extinction. Some of North America’s ash species that are on the brink of extinction due to an invasive beetle decimating their populations and all the European Sorbus species are now assessed.

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BigPicnic BigNews - Exhibtions

2017/08/22 19:43

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Atlanta Botanical Garden becomes a BGCI Patron Member

2017/08/14 18:16
BGCI is delighted to welcome Atlanta Botanical Garden as a Patron Member. As a Patron, Atlanta Botanical Garden joins a growing number of the world's largest and most influential botanic gardens and will play a key role in guiding BGCI's future programme.

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