About Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)

We are the world’s largest plant conservation network with over 870 institutions and 60,000 experts in over 100 countries. 

Our members include the largest, most renowned botanical institutions on the planet – Atlanta Botanical Garden, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, New York Botanical Garden, Missouri Botanical garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew, Shanghai Botanical Garden, Singapore Botanic Gardens, and the Royal Botanic Garden Sydney – but they also include many smaller botanic gardens in the world’s plant diversity hotspots. 

Our network has a proven record of working with local, national and international leadership to conserve and protect tree species and to restore the ecology of landscapes.

BGCI has the people, facilities, and knowledge to prevent tree species extinctions.

Above: Map of botanic gardens across the world and proximity to biodiversity hotspots.

BGCI is uniquely placed to deliver this important work


BGCI produced and maintain the first and only comprehensive list of all of the world’s 60,000 tree species.

Global Tree Assessment

BGCI leads the Global Tree Assessment with the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Species Survival Commission Global Tree Specialist Group and will complete conservation assessments for all of the world’s trees species by the end of 2020.

BGCI’s Tree Conservation Programme

Our Global Trees Campaign is the only global programme dedicated to saving the world’s threatened tree species. 570 rare and threatened tree species have already been conserved, but there is much more work to do.

Leading the global effort on tree conservation​

In five years, BGCI has:

Threatened tree species

Helped to conserve
190 threatened
tree species


Trained 4,500 people
in tree conservation


Managed tree
conservation projects in
40 countries


Worked with
200+ institutions
on tree conservation