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5th Southeast Asia Botanic Gardens Network Meeting

     


Eka Karya Bali Botanic Gardens, Bali, Indonesia


2 – 5 November 2015


Programme Outline

 

Background

The Southeast Asia Botanic Gardens (SEABG) network was set up in 2004 to acknowledge, support and promote the work of botanic gardens in the region (see Statement from the first meeting held at Singapore Botanic Gardens, 30-31 January 2004, ANNEX 1). SEABG countries include Brunei, Cambodia, China (tropical southern provinces), Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan (tropical Okinawa prefecture), Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Timor Leste and Vietnam.

To date, the network has met at Singapore Botanic Gardens (30-31 January 2004; 7-9 February 2007); Dr. Cecilia Koo Botanic Conservation Center & Taiwan Forestry Research Institute’s Fushan Botanical Garden (17-20 November 2009); and Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (14-19 November 2011).

 

5th Southeast Asia Botanic Gardens Network Meeting, Eka Karya Bali Botanic Gardens, Bali, Indonesia, 2-5 November 2015

 

Eka Karya Bali Botanic Gardens, Bali, Indonesia generously hosted the 5th SEABG network meeting. In collaboration with the Center for Plant Conservation, Botanic Gardens – Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) and Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI), the 5th SEABG network meeting aimed to:

  • Update on botanic garden development and work in the region;
  • Review and agree working practices of the network;
  • Enhance capacity of botanic gardens in the region regarding the implementation of provisions on Access to Genetic Resources and Benefit-Sharing under the Convention on Biological Diversity and its Nagoya Protocol on Access and Benefit Sharing (see ANNEX 2 and the Questionnaire Survey

Results:

  • A plan of action towards institutionalising the network;
  • Nomination of a national representative who will follow up on the plan of action;
  • Identification of likely funding sources for future SEABG activities;
  • Identification of the host of the 6th Southeast Asia Botanic Gardens (SEABG) network meeting.

 

The detailed programme is available here.


If you would like more information on this past conference, please contact either:

Rosniati A. Risna
Head of Collaboration and Information Division
Center for Plant Conservation, Bogor Botanic Gardens –
Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
Jl. Ir. H. Juanda 13, Bogor 16003, Indonesia
Tel / Fax +622518336871
Email: rosniatirisna@yahoo.com

OR

Joachim Gratzfeld
Director, Regional Programmes
Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI)
Descanso House, 199 Kew Road
Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3BW, United Kingdom
Tel:    +44 (0)20 8332 5953 / Fax:    +44 (0)20 8332 5956
Email: joachim.gratzfeld@bgci.org