Saving the World's Threatened Trees

Over 9,000 tree species are threatened with extinction. Help us secure their future.

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2010-3-2 Dr. Zhang measured the big tree rhododendron

Practical guidance

Tree conservation techniques for non-specialists

Betulaceae – Betula pendula Silver birch (Home)

Red List Update

9,910 trees now listed as threatened.

Manglietia grandis – CE on the IUCN Red List. Credit Jackson Xu FFI

Species spotlight

Magnolia grandis - one of Asia's rarest trees

Projects

We’re involved in a range of projects around the world working for the conservation of threatened tree species. Here are some of our latest projects:

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Threatened Trees

The Global Trees Campaign is building a selection of profiles for trees of interest.

Some of the latest trees we have added to the site are:

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Latest News & Blog posts

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IUCN/SSC Global Tree Specialist Group

The IUCN/SSC Global Tree Specialist Group (GTSG) is a global network of experts who, working in their own regions and institutions, all contribute to the conservation of globally threatened trees. The aims of the GTSG are: To promote and implement global Red...

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Did you know?

The mpingo tree from Tanzania provides much of the wood used to make high quality clarinets, oboes, wooden flutes and bagpipes.