1st Philippine Magnolia Network Meeting

The first Philippine Magnolia Network Meeting was held on June 28th during the 8th Southeast Asia Botanic Gardens (SEABG) Network Conference and Meeting.  The following participants represented 7 institutions at the meeting: Ms. Serica Joy Compendio, Visayas State University (Leyte); Mr. Jay Torrefiel, University of the Philippines Tacloban (Samar); Mr. Ronald Achacoso, Philippine Native Plant […]

New Conservation Initiative of Dipterocarps in China announced

On 21 July 2023, the Scientific and Technological Cooperation Conference on the Conservation of Rare Dipterocarps Species was held at the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Yunnan of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (XTBG). During this Conference, XTBG and eight participating organizations jointly initiated and formally committed to the “Conservation Initiative of Dipterocarps in China”, calling […]

Scientific and Technological Cooperation Conference on the Conservation of Rare Dipterocarps Species held at Xishuangbanna BG

To promote the Conservation of Dipterocarps, the 2023 Science and Technology Cooperation Conference between Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences (XTBG), and organizations of Nature Reserve Management and Protection (Management) Bureaus in China was held at XTBG on 20-22 July 2023, with the theme “Integration of in situ and ex situ conservation of […]

New project ‘Conservation actions to protect Magnolia urraoensis, the tree of peace in Colombia’ funded by the Van Tienhoveen Foundation

For more information contact Ana Maria Benavides (anamaria.benavides@jbotanico.org)  Our project is dedicated to conserving Magnolia urraoensis, a globally endangered species in Colombia. The species faces numerous challenges, including fragmented forests, limited distribution, and low population density. To address these issues, we have initiated a comprehensive recovery strategy that actively involves local communities. The project encompasses […]

Campaigning to save wild population of Japanese red maple

Japan is a diversity centre for maple species, including three that are threatened with extinction in the wild: A. amamiense, A. miyabei and A. pycnanthum. Each is faced with different challenges, and A. pycnanthum, the Japanese red maple, is now faced with a new threat: the construction of a new railway line through one of its most important populations in Mitake, […]