The Global Trees Campaign is a joint initiative between Fauna & Flora International (FFI) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI). In order to ensure our work has a long lasting impact, we work in collaboration with a large number of local partners around the world including NGOs, botanic gardens, government departments, universities and community groups.
Fauna & Flora International’s work spans across the globe, with over 140 projects in over 40 countries, mostly in the developing world. FFI’s mission is to act to conserve threatened species and ecosystems worldwide, choosing solutions that are sustainable, based on sound science and take into account human needs.
Botanic Gardens Conservation International is an international organisation with over 700 members – mostly botanic gardens – in 118 countries. BGCI’s mission is to mobilise botanic gardens and engage partners in securing plant diversity for the well-being of people and the planet.
- Bakuriani Alpine Botanical Garden is located at 1,650 m asl and contains a fragment of primary forest. Its collection include 70 species of Caucasian woody plants. BABG has been working with GTC to record and digitalis its collection and is now working to conserve the rare and threatened Nitraria schoberi.
- Bokor National Park in Cambodia is located on Bokor Mountain. GTC is working to conserve wild populations of threatened agarwood producing species within this protected area.
- University of Bournemouth is a leading University in Britain, working with GTC on tree conservation and forest management in Kyrgyzstan. They are currently supervising two PHDs in Red Listing of trees as part of GTC.
- The Centre for Plant Conservation in Vietnam (CPC) aims to study, conserve and rehabilitate plant groups in Vietnam, especially threatened and endangered species, with the participation of local communities. CPC is working with the GTC to protect threatened magnolia and conifer species in North Vietnam.
- Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden’s Center features more than 500 animal and 3,000 plant species, making it one of the largest Zoo collections in the US. It is working with the GTC to research in vitro propagation and cryopreservation techniques.
- Centro Nacional de Conservação da Flora is working with GTC to red
list Brazilian trees. In 2015, a red list of all the endemic trees of Rio de Janeiro was produced, showing that 57% of the 193 species were threatened with extinction.
- Nilgiri Biosphere Nature Park is an initiative of the Coimbatore Zoological Park Society. It aims to promote conservation of the fauna and flora within the reserve. NBNP is working with the GTC to help protect rare and threatened trees in the Western Ghats.
- The Environment and Rural Development Foundation (ERuDeF) is a Cameroonian NGO dedicated to the conservation of wildlife and the protection of fragile environments. ERuDeF is working with GTC to protect threatened tree species in Mount Cameroon National Park.
- Fundação- Zoobotanica de Belo Horizonte collaborates in the creation of public policies and the development of educational programs and research. It focuses on the conservation of the regional flora, especially the rare, endemic and endangered species. FZBH is working with GTC to protect Dimorphandra wilsonii.
- Guangxi Institute of Botany is an important base for botanical research in Southern China. As part of GTC, it is carrying out habitat restoration using rare Camellia species and is supporting conservation of two Critically Endangered Abies species.
- Jardin Botanique de l’Universite de Fribourg aims to educate the public on the world of plants and to raise awareness on its importance to life on Earth. It is working with GTC to promote the global conservation of Zelkova species.
- Jardin Botanico Nacional de Cuba has a large collection of tropical plants, many native to Cuba. As well as educating visitors it carries out scientific research on both Cuban and worldwide flora. It is working with GTC to conserve and raise awareness of critically endangered Magnolia in Cuba.
- Jardín Botánico de Medellín ‘Joaquín Antonio Uribe’ aims to generate and apply scientific knowledge of Colombian flora diversity and promote the sustainable and ethical use of flora. JAUM is working with GTC to conserve globally threatened trees in Columbia.
- Jardín Botánico Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira is an area of protected secondary forest. It aims to maintain a representative collection of Andean flora, protecting it from the threat of clearing for timber and coffee plantations. UTPBG is working with GTC to raise awareness of the conservation values of native Magnolia.
- Lahore Botanical Garden is managed by the department of Botany in the University of Lahore, It covers an area of seven acres dedicated for research and study purposes. It includes a number of wild floras well as exotic and rare species. Lahore botanic garden is working with GTC in Pakistan to conserve dryland ecosystems.
- Madagasikara Voakajy (MV) is a Malagasy biodiversity organisation that uses conservation science and community participation to protect endemic Malagasy species and their habitats. MV is working with GTC to improve the conservation of three endemic baobab species in Madagascar.
- The Morton Arboretum, US is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization and outdoor museum working toward a greener, healthier, more beautiful world by conserving and caring for trees. The Morton Arboretum is working with GTC to promote tree conservation in the United States and has apporinted a Global Tree Conservation Officer to work with GTC one day per week.
- National Botanical Garden of Georgia is a leading research, cultural-educational and nature conservation institution in the country. Originally a Royal Garden is gained botanical garden status in 1845. It has worked with GTC and BGCI to record and digitalis its collection of rare and native plants of Caucasus.
- Royal Botanic Garden of Jordan is a non-profit organization founded in 2005. RBGJ is involved in conservation research, education and community development and sustainable practices. As part of GTC it is working on propagation protocols for threatened trees in Jordan.
- The Saint Lucia Forestry department is the principle agency responsible for managing forest and wildlife resources on the island of St. Lucia. It is working with the GTC to implement a sustainable management plan for the lansan tree.
- Sociedade Chauá is an NGO based in Parana, Brazil, dedicated to the conservation of nature, whose projects involve environmental restoration, protected area management, research, education and awareness. Chauá is working with GTC to increase the diversity of tree species used in restoration projects in Brazil’s Araucaria forest.
- South China Botanical Garden is one of the largest gardens in China. It is an important botany research institution in China, carrying out fundamental, strategic and cutting-edge basic research projects in plant conservation and botany. As part of GTC, it is promoting and contributing to forest restoration using native tree species.
- Ya’axché Conservation Trust is a Belizean organization which aims to maintain healthy forests, rivers and reefs for the benefit of all. Ya’axché is working with GTC to strengthen the capacity of the three protected areas to conserve their threatened tree species.
- Yunnan Institute of Environmental Science aims to carry out research on environmental protection science and technology to promote environmental protection. YIES is working with GTC to help sustainably manage community forests in Yunnan, China.
- Zan va Zamin (Women & Earth) provides support for women across a broad range of issues, including health care standards, ecological degradation and women’s rights in the Kulyab zone of Tajikistan. They are working with GTC to support local communities in Tajikistan to restore their forest with a number of threatened trees.