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4th Xishuangbanna International Symposium - Saving all plants in a changing world

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3-4 January, 2019

Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, China

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The 4th Xishuangbanna International Symposium, to be held on 3-4th January 2019, will feature the major theme: “Saving all the plants in a changing world”. The ultimate aim of the Symposium is to provide some of the solutions for saving plant diversity and to assess how botanical gardens can play a key role in plant conservation.

In order to achieve this, we will review the frontiers of conservation science, the development of  institutional policy, the educational role of botanical gardens, and current progress in plant conservation.

The symposium program will include six major sessions. Each session will feature two keynote speakers.

We also invite participants to contribute posters during the symposium.

The Academic and Organizing Committees warmly invite you to participate in the 4th Xishuangbanna International Symposium – Saving All the Plants in a Changing World, and also encourage you to forward our invitation to other people who may be interested.

Saving All the Plants in a Changing World

General Topics

  1. Frontiers in conservation science.
  2. Post-2020 Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC): national and regional partnerships.
  3. China’s Belt & Road Initiative: opportunities for botanical garden partnerships.
  4. Conservation and climate change.
  5. Education for plant conservation.
  6. Plant evolution and conservation: insights from genomics.




Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences


There is no registration fee, but participants must pay for transport to Jinghong Airport in  Xishuangbanna, as well as all accommodation. The day before the conference (January 2nd), the Congress Secretariat will arrange free pick-up services at the airport. Food and beverage costs during the conference will be paid by the organizers, but all expenses incurred outside the conference will be covered by participants themselves.

We expect about 100 registered participants, which may include:

  • Plant conservationists
  • Other scientists
  • Decision makers and governmental officials
  • Conservation practitioners from NGOs
  • Graduate students

How to Register

Email: Please return the registration form to

Offical Website:

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