- Street / Area: 199 Kew Road
- City: Surrey
- Country: United Kingdom
- Phonenumber: +44 (0)20 8332 5953
- Website: http://www.bgci.com
- Organizations details: Agriculture, Education
- Listed: March 7, 2017 2:22 pm
- Expires: 103 days, 1 hour
Botanic Gardens Conservation International BGCI – Plants for the planet
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.
Mission and Strategy
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) is a membership organization representing a network of 500 botanic gardens in more than 100 countries. Including the largest and most influential gardens in the sector. BGCI is the largest plant conservation network in the world, and aims to collect, conserve, characterize and cultivate samples from all of the worldâ€™s plants. As an insurance policy against their extinction in the wild and as a source of plant material for human innovation, adaptation and resilience.
The BGCI network of botanic gardens includes: globally significant ex situ collections, covering approximately a third of known plant diversity; world class seed banks, glass houses and tissue culture infrastructures. And; technical knowledge networks covering all aspects of plant conservation policy, practice and education. The organization is in a prime position to promote an efficient, cost-effective and rational approach to plant conservation in botanic gardens.
As outlined in the Business Case and Plan (2015-2020), we do this in four ways by:
Leading and advocacy. We provide leadership for the botanic garden sector, promoting the role of botanic gardens to policymakers and funders in delivering the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation.
Leading innovative and strategic projects achieving outcomes in plant conservation policy, practice and education. BGCI leads projects and networks delivering Global Strategy for Plant Conservation targets in red listing, seed conservation, ecological restoration, plant health and bio security, ecosystem services and livelihoods and education.
Co-ordinating efforts and building plant conservation capacity in botanic gardens and broader society. We build technical capacity in the botanic garden sector and beyond by acting as a knowledge hub and a clearing house for best practice, training, resources and expertise. Providing funding. We mobilize funding to deliver plant conservation projects and outcomes in the botanic garden community and wider society.
Our vision is a world in which plant diversity is valued, secure and supporting all life. To create this world our mission is:
“To mobilize botanic gardens and engage partners in securing plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet”.
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