Documenting the conservation status of the world’s nearly 60,000 tree species
Agriculture, logging, and livestock farming are the top threats but climate change and extreme weather are emerging dangers
Providing hope for future if conservation efforts continue
Global Tree Assessment

BGCI’s State of the World’s Trees documents the conservation status of the world’s nearly 60,000 tree species.

What We Do

BGCI promotes an efficient, cost-effective and rational approach to plant conservation in botanic gardens.

2021
BGCI’s State of the World’s Trees
  • Threatened
    30%
    of the world’s tree species are at risk of extinction
  • Brink of Extinction
    440
    tree species have less than 50 individuals remaining
  • Protected Areas
    64%
    of tree species are found in at least one protected area globally
  • Experts
    +500
    experts collaborated on producing BGCI’s State of the World’s Trees

Latest News and Events

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2021 Marsh Awards Call for Nominations

BGCI announces call for nominations for the 2021 Marsh Awards. Deadline for nominations is 30 November 2021.
15 November 2021
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Event

Virtual Technical Talk by Red Sudamericana de Jardines Botánicos (RSAJB)

From Valdivia, Chile, Carlos Le Quesne, director of the Arboretum of the University Austral of Chile, is going to talk about the development of the arboretum over the years.
24 November 2021
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UK-Southern China Climate Change Conference 2021

Prof. Zhang Li, the deputy director of Shenzhen Fairy Lake Botanical Garden, was invited to participate in the UK-Southern China Climate Change Conference 2021 held in Guangzhou.
10 November 2021
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New issue of Roots now available

Roots 18.2: IMPACT - Botanic gardens and the quest for evidencing change now available
10 November 2021
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Threatened trees in the Republic of Mauritius: The final stand of many species

With around 1/3 of trees threatened, incorporating threatened trees into restoration and conservation is incredibly important right now.
10 November 2021
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Save Tree Species

BGCI’s Tree Conservation Fund is an initiative created to enable individuals, businesses and philanthropic organisations around the world to contribute to the essential effort to save the world’s threatened tree species.