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Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden becomes a BGCI Patron Member

BGCI is delighted to welcome Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) as a new Patron Member.

Restoring a 'holy hill' near Mangyangguang village, Xishuangbanna

BGCI China is collaborating with Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden to restore a ‘holy hill’ near Mangyangguang village. Much of the original forest has been converted to rubber plantations. This article provides a summary of the project and progress so far.

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (China) to conduct genetic optimization of its living collection of threatened plants

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (China) is working to genetically optimize their living collection

The Xishuangbanna Declaration on Botanical Gardens and Climate Change

The 3rd Xishuangbanna International Symposium on Botanical Gardens and Climate Change was held from 13-16 January, 2014. The declaration on botanical gardens and climate change was released as an output of the symposium.

Rubber plantations threaten Xishuangbanna

Southern Yunnan is home to China's richest variety of flora and fauna as well as the country's only tropical rainforest, but its very existence is being threatened by rising rubber prices, which have spurred increased rubber planting in recent years.

“Ten-Thousand-Plant-Species Project” Wins 1st Prize

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden has been awarded first prize in a regional government Science & Technology Award, for a project focusing on the conservation of plant genetic resources, AKA the 'Ten-Thousand-Plant-Species Project.

Herbal Medicine Investment Stepped Up

China's Ministry of Science and Technology has announced major investment into herbal medicine research, including collaborative investigations into herbal malaria treatments with African nations.

Biodiversity Workshop for Botanic Gardens in China

The Sixth National Workshop on Biodiversity for Botanic Gardens in China was held at Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden.

Plant Conservation Day and Second International Fascination of Plants Day – 18th May 2013

Botanic gardens, museums, science centres, universities, schools, and many others worldwide will all be celebrating the wonders and importance of plants on Saturday 18th May 2013 for the second ever international “Fascination of Plants Day” (FoPD), whihc coincides with Plant Conservation Day

Chinese botanists recognised for contribution to plant conservation

Two new awards for conserving the world’s imperiled flora have been awarded to Chinese botanists by BGCI on behalf of the Marsh Christian Trust.

Winners of Marsh Awards announced

BGCI is delighted to announce that the 2015 winners of the Marsh Awards are Jože Bavcon for International Plant Conservation and Sophie Williams for Education in Botanic Gardens. The awards were presented at a ceremony at the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh.

Call for a Global Program on Conservation of Useful Plants and Traditional Knowledge:

On 1-2 May 2013 international experts on plants used by humankind met in St Louis Missouri to consider the ways in which a global crisis now underway—the loss of tens of thousands of plant species—can be addressed.

Building Capacity for Forest Restoration in East Africa

On International Day of Forests, we celebrate the contribution of BGCI and botanic gardens to forest restoration. Last week we held a training course on forest restoration at Brackenhurst Botanic Garden in Kenya.

Building Capacity for Forest Restoration in East Africa

On International Day of Forests, we celebrate the contribution of BGCI and botanic gardens to forest restoration. Last week we held a training course on forest restoration at Brackenhurst Botanic Garden in Kenya.