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Jardin Botánico de Mérida

Venezuela - Mérida - Mërida

Institution Code: MERC

International Agenda Registration: N
BGCI Member: Y

Entrance of the Botanical Garden
Entrance of the Botanical Garden

About the Jardin Botánico de Mérida

The Jardin Botanico de Mérida belongs to the Universidad de Los Andes, Mérida Venezuela. Its mission is to be a space open to the public to learn the importance of nature and cultural inheritanc of the Venezuelan Andes, for conservation and enjoyment.

Main Address:
Jardin Botánico de Mérida
Facultad de Ciencias, Apdo. postal 52
La Hechicera
Mërida
Mérida 5101 Venezuela

Telephone: +58 (0)274 240 1294
Fax: +58 (0)274 240 1297
URL: http://www.botanica.ciens.ula
Primary Email: yeltleon@ula.ve

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Juan Carlos Gaviria R.
    Curator's Name: Yelitza León Vargas
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Carlos Tirado
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 7
    Educational Staff Number: 3
    Research Staff Number: 7
    Administration Staff Number: 3

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Status
  • Status: Private: N
    Status: State: N
    Status: Educational: Y
    Status: Municipal: N
    Status: Satellite: N
    Status: Trust: N
  • Date founded: 1991
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Y
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 12 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Y
    Landscaped Area: Size: 7 Hectares
  • Total Area: 44 Hectares
    Latitude: 8.6014
    Longitude: -71.1486
    Annual Rainfall: 1400 mm
    Altitude: 1800.00 Metres
  • Locality: Information
  • Locality: Garden Name: Jardín Botánico de Mérida
  • Local Address: Av. Alberto Carnevali, La Hechicera
  • Locality: City: Mérida
  • Locality: State: Mérida

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Y
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 25000
  • Computer Plant Record System: Y
  • Open to public: Y
    Friends society: Y
    Retail Outlet: Shop: N
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: Y
    Disabled access: N
  • Number of Visitors: 30000

Plant Collections

  • Accession Number: 8000
  • Special Collections:The garden has:
    Ponds
    Cloud Forest
    Bromeliary
    Medicinal plants
    Zingiberetum
    Decidous lowland forest

Conservation Programmes

  • Conservation Programme: Y
    Medicinal Plant Programme: N
    Ex Situ Conservation Programme: Y
    Reintroduction Programme: Y

Research Programmes

  • Biotechnology: Y
    Plant Breeding: N
    Conservation - Biology: Y
    Conservation - Genetics: Y
    Data Management Systems and Information Technology: N
    Ecology: Y
    Ecosystem Conservation: Y
    Education: Y
    Ethnobotany: N
    Exploration: Y
    Floristics: Y
    Horticulture: Y
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: N
    Molecular Genetics: Y
    Pollination Biology: Y
    Restoration Ecology: Y
    Seed/Spore Biology: N
    Systematics and Taxonomy: Y
    Sustainability: N
    Pharmacology: N
    Agriculture: N
    Land Restoration: Y
    Urban Environments: Y

Education Programmes

  • Visitor/Education Centre: Y
    Education Signs in Garden: Y
    Public Lectures/Talks: N
    Education Booklets/Leaflets: Y
    Guided Tours: Y
    Permanent Public Displays: Y
    Special Exhibitions: Y
    Courses for School Children: Y
    Courses for University/College Students: Y
    Courses for General Public: Y
    Education Programme: Y
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