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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Virtual Launch of Trees for Our Future

The National Arboretum of New Zealand, Eastwoodhill Arboretum, are launching a new awareness and fundraising campaign, Trees for our Future.
30 September 2021
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BGCI launches a new Global Conservation Consortia website

BGCI launches a new Global Conservation Consortia website to support communications, coordination, and knowledge sharing among plant conservation practitioners worldwide.
21 September 2021
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A new edition of 'Plant Germplasm Conservation in Australia'

Everyone working to conserve native plants outside their natural habitats now has access to up-to-date research and evidence-based guidelines as the new edition of ‘Plant Germplasm Conservation in Australia’ was released on the 7th September.
21 September 2021
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BGCI Webinar

BGCI Webinar Series: State of the World's Trees - What is Next?

In this webinar, we will explore how the results in the State of the World’s Trees report can be used to catalyse and better inform conservation action for the world’s most threatened trees, giving inspiring conservation success stories and practical ways to take action.
13 October 2021
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Press Release

New report documents two decades of best practices in tree species conservation

Securing a Future for the World’s Threatened Trees — A Global Challenge comes on the heels of the State of the World’s Trees, which showed at least 30 percent of global tree species are threatened with extinction
15 September 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.