Photos of Theaceae
BGCI will soon be preparing the Red List of Theaceae publication, containing red list assessments for all species in the family as well as an ex situ survey. We are looking for photos of Theaceae collections or plants in the wild for use within the report. All photos will be credited. Please send photos of your Theaceae collections to firstname.lastname@example.org, including species name and a credit for the photo.
Survey on collections of North American alpine plants
BGCI is conducting a survey, on behalf of a consortium of gardens and organisations led by Betty Ford Alpine Gardens, to identify gardens that either have significant collections of North American alpine plants or a desire to help with alpine plant conservation. To complete the survey
The BGCI /ArbNet Botanic Garden Partnership Programme
This is an international partnership- building initiative that aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge, skills and resources within the botanic garden community. Find out more
Agreements have now been signed between:
Vilnius University (on behalf of the Vilnius University Botanic Garden), Lithuania and The Tasmanian Arboretum Inc. Australia. Find out more
South London Botanical Institute (SLBI) and the Botanic Garden of the Sapienza Unversity, Rome, Italy. Find out more
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Reviving the African Botanic Garden Network - Have your say!
BGCI has set up a new office in Kenya. One of the aims is to provide increased support to botanic gardens across Africa. At the 6th Global Botanic Gardens Congress we held a meeting about reviving the African Botanic Garden Network. If you work in or with a botanic garden in Africa, please complete our quick online survey to let us know what the network should offer! Find out more
Southeast Asia Botanic Garden (SEABG) Network website launch!
The SEABG Network has launched a new website with information about the network, conference and links to network contacts. Check it out here and send any questions or comments to the SEABG Network Coordinator. Also take a look at BGCI’s Asian Networks page for up to date information about regional and national botanic garden networks in Asia.
The FairWild Foundation will be launching its inaugural “FairWild Week” this August to raise awareness amongst the general public of the amazing role played by wild plant ingredients in their daily lives.
The online event will showcase a selection of plant species and their derivatives to highlight the associated conservation, sustainability and community issues behind them. The goal is to inspire curiosity amongst consumers to find out more about where their products come from and to demonstrate the unique role played by FairWild in protecting wild plants for generations to come.
Join us from the 21st of August on Facebook and Twitter for a week of inspiring messages and exciting events. See you there.