U.S. Native Magnolia Conservation Action Plans

Developing comprehensive conservation action plans for species of concern is a priority of the GCCM. Through a participatory process engaging multiple participants, plans are developed which will act as a guide for activities of the GCCM for specific species. These plans identify threats to the species, points of intervention to address those threats, actions and […]

New Project ‘ Conserving Magnolia virolinensis, a critically endangered tree from Santander Province, Colombia’ funded by GCC Grant

Conserving Magnolia virolinensis, a critically endangered tree from Santander Province, Colombia Colombia is the country with most Magnolia species in South America (40). Many of these species have very small populations with restricted distribution located mainly in the Andean forests, a Critically Endangered ecosystem due to the high pressure for land use change and urban […]

1st Philippine Magnolia Network Meeting

The first Philippine Magnolia Network Meeting was held on June 28th during the 8th Southeast Asia Botanic Gardens (SEABG) Network Conference and Meeting.  The following participants represented 7 institutions at the meeting: Ms. Serica Joy Compendio, Visayas State University (Leyte); Mr. Jay Torrefiel, University of the Philippines Tacloban (Samar); Mr. Ronald Achacoso, Philippine Native Plant […]

New project ‘Conservation actions to protect Magnolia urraoensis, the tree of peace in Colombia’ funded by the Van Tienhoveen Foundation

For more information contact Ana Maria Benavides (anamaria.benavides@jbotanico.org)  Our project is dedicated to conserving Magnolia urraoensis, a globally endangered species in Colombia. The species faces numerous challenges, including fragmented forests, limited distribution, and low population density. To address these issues, we have initiated a comprehensive recovery strategy that actively involves local communities. The project encompasses […]

Magnolias in Ecuador: improving ex situ plant conservation

The GCCM is excited to be part of a new project led by Chicago Botanic Garden and funded by Walder Foundation. The project, entitled ‘Improving ex situ plant conservation: scaling up zoo pedigree management approaches to critically rare plants in the Pacific’ will engage with communities and botanical gardens in six countries around the Pacific […]

IX World Magnolia Symposium, Honduras 2023

We are excited to share the first circular of the IX World Magnolia Symposium and Conservation Workshop to be held from May 29 to June 02, 2023, in Siguatepeque, Comayagua, HONDURAS. This symposium will be an opportunity to exchange recent progress, enhance the conservation and sustainable utilization of magnolias, and promote cooperative research and conservation worldwide. […]

The Global Conservation Gap Analysis of Magnolia Published

Magnolia is a globally diverse, iconic and threatened tree genus. Species of the group are ecologically, economically and culturally important throughout their ranges in North and South America and Asia. Common threats and challenges to conservation mean collaborative conservation planning and action are essential for this group. As lead institution of the Global Conservation Consortium […]