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.

Tree conservation partnerships

BGCI works to conserve trees through collaboration with a large number of local partners around the world to ensure our actions have a lasting impact. We work with a range of NGOs, botanic gardens, government departments, universities and community groups, some of which are listed below. For a full list of all GTC partners please visit the GTC website.


The Global Trees Campaign (GTC) is a partnership between BGCI and Fauna & Flora International (FFI). FFI protects threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take account of human needs. Operating in more than 50 countries worldwide, FFI saves species from extinction and habitats from destruction, while improving the livelihoods of local people. Founded in 1903, FFI is the world's longest established international conservation body and registered charity.
The Morton Arboretum, US is an internationally recognised nonprofit organisation and outdoor museum working toward a greener, healthier, more beautiful world by conserving and caring for trees.  The Morton Arboretum is working with GTC to promote tree conservation in the United States. They are currently red listing the world's oak species, read more here.
  The International Tree Foundation (ITF) is an international organisation that works with communities in Africa and the UK to carry out sustainable community forestry projects. ITF is leading a Centenary Campaign from 2015 – 2024 to plant 20 million trees in Kenya’s forests. The Global Trees Campaign is working with ITF to build capacity and advance the planting of native tree in East Africa.

Klorane Botanical Foundation is a corporate foundation for the protection and the promotion of plant heritage. Klorane Botanical Foundation is working with Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique Argentina, BGCI and Carlos Thays Botanic Garden to protect medicinal endemic and endangered plant species. Read more about the launch of this project here.



At the Sixth Global Botanic Garden Congress (6GBGC) a round table session ‘Cross-discipline collaborations for Tree Conservation’ was held with panellists from  BGCI, the International Tree Foundation, Klorane Botanical Foundation, Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetique Argentina, Tropical Rainforest Conservation and Research Centre and the Morton Arboretum. Recommendations from this session are summarised here.