This action plan provides specific recommendations for priority action including further survey work, in and ex situ conservation, regional and international research partnerships and networking, and enhanced public outreach.
We aim to provide relevant resources for anybody with an interest in tree conservation, from non-specialists looking for basic guidance, to experts in need of up-to-date information to support their projects.
In this section you can find practical guides for non-specialists, scientific papers and up-to-date information on the conservation status and distribution of hundreds of the world’s threatened tree species.
We also provide suggested links to some of our favourite tree conservation websites and a list of recommended reading.
A selection of references and online resources that may be of interest to anybody wanting to know more about threatened trees and their conservation.
Our advocacy document – outlining an argument for tree species conservation.
Practical guidance on how to determine presence, distribution and/or population size of target threatened species within an area of interest.
Published in 2013, this document provides guidance on the factors that influence tree species vulnerability to climate change and summariss potential adaptation options.
This reference manual has been developed to support the integrated conservation of threatened tree species by botanic gardens and arboreta. It is aimed at the staff and associates of the world’s botanic gardens, and is designed to help the development, planning and implementation of conservation activities focusing on tree species. Botanic gardens are exceptionally well…
Zelkova is small genus that comprises six tree species in the northern hemisphere with a disjunct distribution. Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and the Botanic Garden of the University of Fribourg in Switzerland have come together to jointly develop a global action plan for the conservation of threatened Zelkova species. This survey forms the first phase of this project,…
The Red List of Rhododendrons, published in 2011, highlighted the urgent conservation need with 75 taxa on the verge of extinction in the wild (Critically Endangered and Endangered).The first stage of action is to establish the extent to which rhododendrons are currently being held within ex situ collections around the world by carrying out a global survey. The…
Published in 2011, this Red List assesses 762 tree species from Mexican Cloud Forest habitats, representing 85 botanical families and finds that over 60% are threatened with extinction to some extent.
Published in 2011, this Red List assessed 1153 rhododendrons, finding 316 to be threatened with extinction in the wild
The Red List of Maples, published in 2009, called for action to ensure that the 26 taxa listed in the report as Critically Endangered or Endangered were conserved. The first stage of this action is to establish which of these very threatened taxa are held in ex situ collections around the world by carrying out a global survey. The…
The Red List of Oaks, published in 2007, called for action to ensure that the 29 taxa listed in the report as Critically Endangered or Endangered were conserved. The first stage of this action is to establish which of these very threatened taxa are held in ex situ collections around the world by carrying out a global survey.…
Published in 2009, this Red List presents a review of the conservation status in the wild of the trees of Central Asia.