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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

The Global Strategy for Plant Conservation – what future?

2018/07/10 21:45
The CBD Secretariat has launched an on-line survey to gather views on the nature and content of a Global Strategy for Plant Conservation beyond 2020

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Baekdudagan National Arboretum

2018/07/09 21:54
Baekdudagan National Arboretum officially opened on the 3rd of May 2018.The Arboretum, located in South Korea is home to one of the largest seed vaults in Asia.

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Growing Trees on the IUCN Red List

2018/07/06 18:19
699 trees have been added to the IUCN Red List of Threatened species in the first update of 2018! Some trees have been reassessed while others get their first assessment published on the red list.

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Free online course on aquatic horticulture

2018/06/30 02:36

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New report highlights global trade in wild plant ingredients

2018/06/26 22:03
A new TRAFFIC study has drawn attention to the wild plant ingredients used in everyday products and the need for their traceable, sustainable and ethical sourcing and trade.

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Join us for the next public symposium of the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens at Royal Botanical Gardens (Canada), 3rd October 2018

2018/06/13 23:17
The next meeting and public symposium of the Ecological Restoration Alliance of Botanic Gardens (ERA) will take place at Royal Botanical Gardens, Ontario, Canada from 3rd - 5th October 2018.

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Free Plant Conservation Online Course

2018/05/11 04:41
The San Diego Zoo Global and Center for Plant Conservation offer a free online training course on plant conservation.

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BGCI Launches Accreditation Scheme for Botanic Gardens

2018/05/07 16:00
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) announced the launch of an international Botanic Garden Accreditation scheme and the first accredited botanic gardens at the Eighth European Congress of Botanic Gardens in Lisbon, Portugal.

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Congratulations to Chipper Wichman, recipient of GCA’s Medal of Honor, 2018

2018/04/27 00:39
The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) is pleased to announce that The Garden Club of America (GCA) has named Charles R. “Chipper” Wichman, President, Director, and Chief Executive Officer of the institution, as the recipient of its 2018 Medal of Honor.

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Tree planting with schools

2018/04/26 20:03

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New Global Assessment of Orchid Collections

2018/04/17 02:32
35% (272) orchid genera that are not represented in ex situ collections,and only 36% of orchid species known to be threatened are reported by gardens.

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South London Botanical Institute to visit the Botanic Garden of Rome as part of new botanical exchange partnership

2018/04/12 18:25
Gardeners from the South London Botanical Institute (SLBI) in Tulse Hill are due to visit the Botanic Garden of Rome at the end of April as part of a new botanical exchange partnership between the two organisations.

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Call for Proposals now open for 23rd World Orchid Conference Highlight 'Project Seeding'

2018/04/12 16:45
As part of the 23rd World Orchid Conference to be held in Taichung, Taiwan in 2020, a call for proposals is now open for ‘Project Seeding: Orchid Conservation Initiative’. This call is for projects focusing on the propagation and reintroduction of threatened orchids around the world.

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Marsh Awards for International Plant Conservation and Education in Botanic Gardens

2018/04/11 21:58
BGCI is pleased to announce a call for nominations for the Marsh Awards for International Plant Conservation and Botanic Garden Education sponsored by the Marsh Christian Trust.

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2017 Robert Allerton Award Presented to Dr. David H. Lorence for Extraordinary Contributions in Botany and Horticulture

2018/04/11 21:28
On 5th April 2018 The National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) announced today that it will bestow The Robert Allerton Award for Excellence in Tropical Botany or Horticulture, one of its highest scientific honors, to botanist Dr. David H. Lorence.

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