Workshop report on the Reintrodution of Dipteronia dyeriana
3 September 2008
The workshop on the project ‘Demonstration of Conservation and Reintroduction of Dipteronia dyeriana’ funded by BGCI and National Science and Technology Administration was held in DaWeiShan National Nature Reserve of Pingbian County from August 22nd-24th 2008. More than 50 participants attended this workshop, including BGCI China Programme Officer, vice director of Pingbian County government, leaders of Pingbian Environment Protection Administration, leaders of Pingbian Forestry Bureau, leaders of Daweishan National Nature Reserve, leaders of Pingbian State-owned Forestry Adminstration, leaders and staff of Pingbian and Pingxiang Forestry Station, protection personnel of Daweishan and local communities. Specially invited famous professor Li Nan from Fairy Lake Botanical Garden to attend this workshop.
At the open ceremony of the workshop, the vice director of Pingbian Government made a welcome speech, Xiangying Wen introduced BGCI to all participants, Ouyang Zhiqin, the leader of this project briefly introduced her project. Because of the hot weather, all participants went to Daweishan in the morning and planted 240 seedlings of Dipteronia dyeriana which were reproduced in Yunnan Introduction and Propagation Centre for Rare & Endangered Plant Species.
In the afternoon, the director of Pingbian Administration Branch of Daweishan National Nature Reserve made a presention of the ‘twenty years of the establishment of Daweishan National Nature Reserve’. Ouyang Zhiqin presented ‘the Conservation Biology of Dipteronia dyeriana’. Prof. Li Nan, an expert of Cycas, made a wonderful presentation on ‘how to save rare and endangered Chinese plants, with the case of Cycas debaoensis’.
After the workshop, we visited the Daweishan National Nature Reserve.
“Kunming Base” of Yunnan Introduction and Propagation Centre for Rare & Endangered Plant Species is the only ex situ conservation-based institution founded in Karst areas (mainly for Magnoliaceae) in south China in 1991. The area is 5 ha. With years of experience of introduction, cultivation, propagation and research, we have conserved more than 120 threatened plant species in the centre. Nearly 70 Magnoliaceae, especially those recently found in Yunnan, have been collected and conserved here.
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