Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Charity information

Botanic Gardens Conservation International

BGCI is a global organisation. It aims to ensure the continued existence of threatened plants, which are intrinsically linked to global issues including poverty, human well-being and climate change.

Founded 1987

  • Mission statement

    To mobilise botanic gardens and engage partners in securing plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet.

  • Aims

    Botanic Gardens Conservation International aims to:

    • BGCI continues to influence policy and decision making at all levels. Through the UN CBD's Global Strategy for Plant Conservation and conservation assessments we try to ensure plants are prioritized.
    • BGCI works with botanic gardens to enable them to educate and inform the public through the millions of garden visits each year as to the wealth and abundance of the plant world and environment.
    • Upto one third of all know plant species are threatened with extinction - which would you choose to save first. BGCI aims to safeguard plant diversity and secure these resources for so many people.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1987

    Registered Charity Number: 1098834

    Board members: 13

    Full time staff: 7

    Part time staff: 4

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 020 8332 5940

    Address: Descanso House 199 Kew Road Richmond Surrey TW9 3BW

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