Introducing Biodiversity Impact Credits

BGCI's Tree Conservation Fund

An initiative created by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) to enable businesses, philanthropic organisations, and governments around the world to contribute to the essential effort to save the world’s threatened tree species. 

The Problem

17,500 tree species (30% of the world’s tree species) are threatened with extinction and we must act now. Humans are the main driver for species loss and the challenges facing trees. 

Each species faces its own challenge ranging from over exploitation to climate change. 

The Solution

Tree species provide incredible benefits to people and the planet and there is still time to save the world’s threatened tree species. 

Botanic Gardens Conservation International is working with botanic gardens, local communities, and governments across the globe to protect the world’s threatened tree species and ensure that the benefits they bring are maintained. 

Species on the Brink

You can ensure the future of a tree species. Learn more about the tree species on the brink of extinction.

Vatica kanthanensis

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Malaysia

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Threats:

Energy production & mining

Values:

Biodiversity

Castanopsis concinna

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China

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Threats:

Annual & perennial non-timber crops

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Medicinal

Hopea brachyptera

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The Philippines

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Threats:

Agriculture

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Timber

BGCI and our partners ensured the future of many species

BGCI has already worked with many partners worldwide towards ensuring the future of tree species for generations to come.

Lithocarpus formosanus

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Taiwan (China)

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Values:

Biodiversity

Rhododendron liboense

Country/Countries:

China

Status:

Values:

Biodiversity

Betula chichibuensis

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Japan

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Biodiversity