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Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS
China - Yunnan - Xishuangbanna
Institution Code: HITBC
International Agenda Registration: Y
BGCI Member: Y
Founder of XTBG, Professor Cai Xitao and his associates.
About the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic Garden (XTBG), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) is located in Menglun Township, Mengla County of Yunnan Province.
XTBG is a comprehensive research institution engaged in biodiversity conservation and sustainable uses of plant resources, focusing on forest ecosystem ecology, conservation biology and resource plant development. Facilities available for scientific research include two national field research stations (Xishuangbanna Tropical Rainforest Ecosystem Station, and Ailaoshan Station for Forest Ecosystem Studies); laboratories for Biogeochemistry, Molecular Biology & Biotechnology, Plant Phylogenetics & Conservation Biology, Physiological Ecology; a Germplasm Bank for Rare & Endangered Plants; and a Herbarium of Tropical Plants, etc. Aside from the headquarter in Xishuangbanna, an important division has been setup in Kunming, the capital city of Yunnan Province.
Currently (as of Dec. 2010), XTBG has 314 staff members, including 125 scientific researchers and technical personnel. There are 74 senior researchers (57 PhD holders), 181 postgraduate students (59 of them are doctoral candidates) and postdoctoral or visiting scientists.
Over 12,300 species of plants are well preserved in its 37 living collections.
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XTBG has become one of the “AAAAA” level tourist destinations in China since July 2011.
Download: Annual Reports (2006-2007-2008-2009-2010-2011-2012)
Download: International Agenda for Botanic Gardens in Conservation (中文版)
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