PROJECTS

PROJECTS

Threatened tree species conservation is at the heart of projects supported by the foundation. We adopted a species approach recognizing that species conservation is inevitably linked to habitat conservation and the protection of the interests of human population depending on them.


We provide financial support but are not interested in remaining just donors. We wish to engage with our beneficiaries and participate in strategic discussion about tree conservation around the world in order to increase our impact.

The foundation occasionally supports the production of floras such as Flora of North America, China or Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia.We also support a limited number of botanic gardens (Wespelaar, Genève, Fribourg, Aubonne, Arnold, Morton, Kew…), a few research projects, the production of tools for botanic gardens and the production of red lists.

We will continue to support strategic projects such as the assessment of all tree species (Global Tree Assessment) which enables us to better guide our actions or measure their impact. We will also continue to allocate some funding for the development of tools helping botanic gardens and those involved in tree conservation, but the foundation’s main focus now is on projects related to the conservation of tree species in their natural environment in an effort to strengthen the capacity of national and local organizations.

Our priorities are guided by several principles :

  • At least one globally threatened tree species is at the heart of the project.
  • Priority is given to concrete on-the-ground conservation action.
  • Selected projects are scientifically sound, justified and feasible; results can be obtained, the impact is measurable and sustainable; costs are reasonable.
  • Any organization with known expertise and efficiency in plant conservation can submit a project.
  • The organization submitting a project is competent and preferably based near the project site.
  • Essential partners are involved in the project in particular at local level.

 

As examples, we support the following projects :

  • The Global Tree Campaign which itself supports a number of small projects in different parts of the world.
  • Conservation and sustainable management of precious wood in Madagascar.
  • Conservation of crop wild relatives in Kyrgyzstan.
  • Conservation of the Zelkova abelicea species in Crete.
  • Conservation of magnolias of the Caribbean and Mesoamerica.
  • Conservation of palm trees and conifers of New Caledonia.
  • Conservation of threatened tree species in Cuba.

For more information on current projects please look at the interactive map below.

Examples of global projects 

Global Tree Assessment

2019 – 2021

The goal of the Global Tree Assessment (GTA) is to ensure that conservation assessments for all 60’000 known tree species are available to policy makers and conservation practitioners. Assessments will be published continuously on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species until 2022 when a report presenting the results of the global assessments for all tree species will be published.

Global Trees Campaign

2019 – 2021

The Global Trees Campaign (GTC) project is a partnership between Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and Fauna & Flora International (FFI) with a mission to secure the future of the world’s threatened tree species in situ, for the benefit of people and wildlife.

 

Global Tree Assessment

2019 – 2021

The goal of the Global Tree Assessment (GTA) is to ensure that conservation assessments for all 60’000 known tree species are available to policy makers and conservation practitioners. Assessments will be published continuously on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species until 2022 when a report presenting the results of the global assessments for all tree species will be published.

Global Trees Campaign

2019 – 2021

The Global Trees Campaign (GTC) project is a partnership between Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and Fauna & Flora International (FFI) with a mission to secure the future of the world’s threatened tree species in situ, for the benefit of people and wildlife.

 

Examples of local projects 

Zelkova project in Greece

2019 – 2021

The primary aim of this project is to enable, enhance and promote the long-term conservation of Zelkova abelicea; a relict, threatened and endangered endemic tree species of Crete (Greece) by coupling in situ and ex situ conservation actions with communication and outreach activities and other collaborative activities.

Threatened trees of Cuba

2018 – 2019

The Cuban flora includes 1,352 native trees including 468 national endemics. Many species of trees are threatened, and of the Cuban endemic plants that are already extinct, 25% are trees. Another 173 Cuban trees, 46% of all tree species assessed to date, are threatened by extinction (91 Critically Endangered, 53 Endangered and 29 Vulnerable).

Palms and conifers of New Caledonia

2019 – 2021

Noé has been implementing a conservation programme for the palms and conifers of New Caledonia since 2009. The objective of the project is to strengthen conservation activities for three threatened endemic conifers (Callitris sulcate, Araucaria luxurians and Araucaria scopulorum) and two palm trees (Kentiopsis oliviformis and Burretiokentia koghiensis).

Zelkova project in Greece

2019 – 2021

The primary aim of this project is to enable, enhance and promote the long-term conservation of Zelkova abelicea; a relict, threatened and endangered endemic tree species of Crete (Greece) by coupling in situ and ex situ conservation actions with communication and outreach activities and other collaborative activities.

Threatened trees of Cuba

2018 – 2019

The Cuban flora includes 1,352 native trees including 468 national endemics. Many species of trees are threatened, and of the Cuban endemic plants that are already extinct, 25% are trees. Another 173 Cuban trees, 46% of all tree species assessed to date, are threatened by extinction (91 Critically Endangered, 53 Endangered and 29 Vulnerable).

Palms and conifers of New Caledonia

2019 – 2021

Noé has been implementing a conservation programme for the palms and conifers of New Caledonia since 2009. The objective of the project is to strengthen conservation activities for three threatened endemic conifers (Callitris sulcate, Araucaria luxurians and Araucaria scopulorum) and two palm trees (Kentiopsis oliviformis and Burretiokentia koghiensis).

OUR INTERVENTIONS

OUR INTERVENTIONS


Some projects supported by the Franklinia Foundation

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Meise - Central African trees: -4.321710, 15.312600
Missouri - Kyrgyzstan: 42.876700, 74.607000
Missouri - Precious wood Mada: -18.910000, 47.525600
Zelkova: 38.376100, 22.082600
Cuba - Planta: 20.022400, -75.821800
Mexico: 19.432600, -99.133300
Noe - New Caledonie: -22.274100, 166.449000
Gent - Magnolia MesoAmerica: 23.138000, -82.365900