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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

New Rose Rosette Virus Survey

2019/03/21 23:09
BGCI's IPSN network is carrying out a research project to assess the distribution of Rose Rosette Virus in Botanic Gardens.

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BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme. New Phase 2 grant awarded

2019/03/19 22:30
Five international botanic garden partnerships have been created through Phase 2 of the BGCI/ArbNet partnership programme. Small grants have been awarded to support the activities of four of these partnerships.

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BGCI publishes Red List of Neotropical genus, Tovomita

2019/03/14 20:51
Today, BGCI publishes The Red List of Tovomita, a Neotropical genus of Clusiaceae. Four species, (8%), are assessed as threatened, 26 species (52%) as Least Concern, 19 species (38%) as Data Deficient, and a single species is assessed as Near Threatened (2%).

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Shenzhen Flower Show 2019

2019/03/11 23:52
The First International Shenzhen Flower Show will be held at the Fairy Lake Botanical Garden (FLBG) from March 22nd to the 31st, 2019. The theme of the Flower Show is Flowering Shenzhen, Flourishing Life, and the theme flower, Matthiala incana, symbolizes eternal love and beauty.

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Successful Seed Bank Visit Inspires Young Scientists

2019/03/08 10:59
85% of children attending an organised open day at the Sharjah Seed Bank and Herbarium said their experience had: “increased their interest in science”. Just one of the conclusions that resulted from a successful Schools’ Project...

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BigPicnic Final Festival - Tomorrow!

2019/02/26 20:20

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30% of Nothofagus species threatened with extinction

2019/02/13 02:46
The Red List of Nothofagus was published this month (February) by BGCI and has revealed that 30% of all Nothofagus species are threatened with extinction. This is the latest publication for the Global Tree Assessment.

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BGCI/ArbNet Partnership Programme. Phase 2 grants awarded

2019/02/04 22:30
Four new international botanic garden partnerships have been created through Phase 2 of the BGCI/ArbNet partnership programme. Small grants have been awarded to support the activities of three of these partnerships.

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Newly published: CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices

2019/01/29 06:29
The Center for Plant Conservation is pleased to announce the publication of CPC Best Plant Conservation Practices to Support Species Survival in the Wild. We urge practitioners to review the new guidelines that reflect updated knowledge about best scientific practice.

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NEW video: Seed Conservation Directory of Expertise Dashboard

2019/01/23 02:15
A new video is now available explaining our Seed Conservation Directory of Expertise Dashboard.

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Arboretum Doña Inés accounces 12-acre land transfer

2019/01/21 21:52
The Luis Muñoz Marín Foundation in Puerto Rico announces the 12-acre Arboretum Doña Inés land transfer from the Municipality of San Juan. Thursday, January 10, 2019, marks the 111th Birth of the former first lady, Doña Inés María Mendoza

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Xishuangbanna Declaration on Plant Conservation

2019/01/10 22:49
The Xishuangbanna Declaration on Plant Conservation was released after unanimous approval from the participants in the Xishuangbanna International Symposium, “Saving All the Plants in a Changing World”,

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NTBG announces Janet L. Mayfield as Director and CEO

2019/01/04 04:01

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Call for papers and posters for the international symposium "La cartographie de la flore, un outil au service des politiques publiques de la biodiversité"

2018/11/29 03:53
Call for papers and posters for the international symposium "La cartographie de la flore, un outil au service des politiques publiques de la biodiversité" a tribute to Professor Pierre Dupont:

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Hurricane Maria: Naples Botanical Garden aids Puerto Rican park hit by storm

2018/11/27 09:21
Relationship blossoms between Naples Botanical Garden, Puerto Rican arboretum hit by Maria

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