Sara Oldfield, Secretary General, BGCI
, said: "Botanic gardens don't go into hibernation over the winter months and the glasshouses are a hive of activity and a tropical delight waiting to be explored.
To avoid a manual, taxon-by-taxon comparison with each threatened species list, the BGCI Plant Upload was utilized to assign threat ranks to the entire living collection and connect our collections to a global botanical community (BGCI, 2011).
Gardens can upload a taxon list for free via the BGCI Plant Upload (BGCI, 2011).
could see 2003 earnings of 80 cents a share, adjusted upward.
BGCI will also raise public awareness of the value of plants through its 500 member gardens in 111 countries, and will revitalise conservation in 16 major gardens in India, Indonesia, Brazil, Argentina and the Middle East.
Judith Zuk, Secretary-Treasurer of the board of BGCI (US) and President, Brooklyn Botanic Garden, said, "Botanic gardens are like a `Noah's Ark' for endangered plant life.