Because not all trees are equal…
The Global Trees Campaign, a joint initiative between Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), is the only international programme dedicated to saving the world’s threatened tree species.
Over 8,000 tree species are threatened with extinction. Of even greater concern, over 1,100 species are listed as Critically Endangered – likely to go extinct unless urgent action is taken now to save them.
The Global Trees Campaign recognises that saving forests will not necessarily save the immense variety of tree species, many of which require individually-targeted attention to ensure their survival.
Launched in 1999, to date we have supported tree conservation in 25 countries worldwide.
How we work
We aim to be the advocate and voice for threatened trees, both directly supporting threatened tree conservation and catalysing others to take action. We do this in three main ways:
- Directly supporting threatened tree conservation
- Developing capacity for saving threatened trees
We help our local partners to develop the knowledge and skills needed for threatened tree conservation, providing resources and advice and sharing examples of best practice.
- Encouraging others to consider threatened trees
We encourage tree planters, conservation groups, corporations and other relevant groups to integrate rare or threatened trees into their work.