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 Conservation Initiative of Dipterocarps in China announced

On 21 July 2023, the Scientific and Technological Cooperation Conference on the Conservation of Rare Dipterocarps Species was held at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Yunnan of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (XTBG). During this Conference, XTBG and eight participating organizations jointly initiated and formally committed to the “Conservation Initiative of Dipterocarps in China”, calling […]

Scientific and Technological Cooperation Conference on the Conservation of Rare Dipterocarps Species held at Xishuangbanna BG

To promote the Conservation of Dipterocarps, the 2023 Science and Technology Cooperation Conference between Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (XTBG), and organizations of Nature Reserve Management and Protection (Management) Bureaus in China was held at XTBG on 20-22 July 2023, with the theme “Integration of in situ and ex situ conservation of […]

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 […]

Campaigning to save wild population of Japanese red maple

Japan is a diversity centre for maple species, including three that are threatened with extinction in the wild: A. amamiense, A. miyabei and A. pycnanthum. Each is faced with different challenges, and A. pycnanthum, the Japanese red maple, is now faced with a new threat: the construction of a new railway line through one of its most important populations in Mitake, […]

Conserving threatened Rhododendron species

Pink flowered Rhododendron platypodum

Prioritizing survival of threatened species Mortality is not unusual in botanic gardens. It is an inevitable consequence of attempting to grow a great many different plants, often of wild origin and from across the world. Each species or even individual is unique in its ability to thrive given different soils, temperatures, rainfall, and seasonal variability. […]

Research needed to support species conservation

Researchers working with GCC Erica are preparing a themed collection of papers under the title “Systematics, natural history, and conservation of Erica (Ericaceae)”, representing the latest insights and state of knowledge in inter-dependent topics including nomenclature, taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology, and ex situ conservation of Erica species. Showcased in the Open Access, peer reviewed journal PhytoKeys, […]

New opportunity to fund projects to support Global Conservation Consortia conservation action

BGCI is pleased to announce a new partnership between BGCI-US and the United States National Arboretum that will support a new Global Conservation Consortia (GCC) Grant for conservation action undertaken by GCC Species Stewards for one or more priority threatened species. Projects must be completed by existing GCC Species Stewards, or by institutions that commit […]