Asia

Asia hosts many botanic gardens as the largest and most populous continent on earth.

BGCI has worked in the region for many years with both large and small botanic gardens from Pakistan to the Philippines. Gardens in Asia include some of the most visited attractions and environmental education centers in the region such as Singapore Botanic Gardens as well as new gardens associated with protected areas such as the Bidoup Nuiba National Park Botanic Garden in Vietnam.

The gardens in Asia are working to conserve the immense plant biodiversity of the region through both long standing histories of research and collection, like at Bogor Botanic Gardens and newly initiated gardens such as Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden in Laos.

The BGCI China Programme Office was established in 2007 at South China Botanic Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences and covers a diverse range of species conservation, habitat restoration and environmental education activities in the country. BGCI also supports the Southeast Asia Botanic Gardens (SEABG) Network as its secretariat since its inception in 2004. The office of the SEABG Network has been located at the Dr. Cecilia Koo Botanic Conservation Center in Taiwan since 2016.

BGCI Projects in Asia

Completed
Integrating Ex and In situ conservation of two endemic trees of Taiwan
Project

Safeguarding threatened tree species in Taiwan

Genetically representative ex situ collections were established and awareness of the species was raised with display collections within Taiwan botanic gardens.
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Completed
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Conservation of Magnolia sinostellata

In collaboration with FairyLake Botanical Garden, this project worked to improve the availability of this Endangered Magnolia for the horticultural trade.
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Ongoing
Project

Restoration of a unique karst landscape

Working with local communities and the authorities to restore karst landscapes in China.
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Related News from the Region

BGCI China Publishes 10 Year Retrospective

Xiangying Wen, the executive director of BGCI China programme office, a staff of South China Botanical Garden, CAS, recently published the "Integrated Conservation of Rare and Threatened Woody Plants: Practice of and Perspectives from BGCI Programs in China (2010-2020)".
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Conservation Collaboration Launched at Chollipo Arboretum

The memorandum of understanding was signed between Chollipo Arboretum Foundation and the Sangha Farm of the Mail Dairies Co. Ltd. This conservation project is to conserve the natural habitats of Chinese Holly (Ilex cornuta) in Korea with the collaboration of Chollipo Arboretum Foundation with the Sangha Farm of the Mail Dairies Co. Ltd., one of the leading dairy companies in Korea.
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'Conservation and Reintroduction of Rare and Endangered Plants in China' Published

Hai Ren, IAC Member and Director at South China Botanical Garden (China), recently published this comprehensive review of the advances in conservation and the reintroduction of rare and endangered plants in China.
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