Dear BGCI Member,
 
In this member's update, BGCI is pleased to share BGjournal Volume 16 Number 2, Plant collecting: underpinning the work of botanic gardens, a reminder to apply for the Global Botanic Garden Fund, and a plea for help in compiling a comprehensive list of species recovery projects.

BGjournal 16.2 - Plant collecting: underpinning the work of botanic gardens
This issue of BGjournal focuses on plant collecting and highlights efforts in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Malaysia, Austria, Northern Sichuan, and more! Featured articles include plant hunting tales of Pinus krempfii, a focus on the Montgomery Botanical Center, and an interview with Colin Clubbe. Download BGjournal at the link at the end of this email. A higher resolution version is available in the Member's Area of the website. 

BGCI's Global Botanic Garden Fund
Time is running out! Call for applications to BGCI's Global Botanic Garden Fund close on 12 September 2019!
 
BGCI's Global Botanic Garden Fund aims to drive plant conservation, especially in smaller gardens. The fund will initially disburse 15-20 small grants totalling USD 20-25,000 per year and is available to BGCI members only.
 
Grants will be framed within the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, and will support plant conservation practices, plant conservation policy and education, infrastructure development, training for plant conservation, international partnerships, and mentoring botanic gardens in efforts to achieve success through BGCI’s Botanic Garden Accreditation Scheme.
 
To apply for a grant through BGCI's Global Botanic Garden Fund click here.

Species Recovery Survey
Information wanted! BGCI is compiling a comprehensive list of species recovery projects implemented by botanic gardens around the world. This information will be used to highlight the scale of species recovery work being undertaken by the botanic garden community. If your garden has implemented a species recovery project in the last five years please complete this survey.
 
Please contact Yvette Harvey-Brown if you have any questions.

Life in Conservation
Do you work, or do research, in conservation? The Interdisciplinary Centre for Conservation Science (ICCS) would like to learn about your #lifeinconservation, and the challenges and rewards you face, through this 10-minute online survey.

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Please don't hesitate to contact me any questions! 
 
 
Brian 
 
Mr. Brian Lainoff
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Botanic Gardens Conservation International
 
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