Rhododendron survey on the Cycloops Mountains.

The Cycloops Mountains are an isolated mountain range on the northern side of the biodiversity-rich island of New Guinea. TheĀ Rhododendron flora of the mountains has been studied since the 19thC, but was not intensively surveyed until the 1960s. Currently there are 7 known species of Rhododendron in the range, including the charismatic Rhododendron leucogigas. The […]

International oak collaborations for conservation collections and climate change planning

In working with the Global Conservation Consortium for Oak (GCCO), Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria (RBGV) Melbourne obtained Quercus engelmannii acorns from Jim Henrich of Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden earlier this year. Jim Henrich and RBGV worked in collaboration to ensure the safe transfer and importation of acorns into Australia. With great success […]

Conservation and restoration of threatened <i>Nothofagus</i> species of South America

For centuries, Nothofagus forests in South America have suffered severe fragmentation and destruction from actions including land use change, over-exploitation, pests, fires and human-induced climate change. A crucial new project, funded by the Swiss-based Fondation Franklinia, targets the conservation, ecological restoration and capacity building to benefit the three threatened Nothofagus species native to South America: […]

The Global Conservation Gap Analysis of Magnolia Published

Magnolia is a globally diverse, iconic and threatened tree genus. Species of the group are ecologically, economically and culturally important throughout their ranges in North and South America and Asia. Common threats and challenges to conservation mean collaborative conservation planning and action are essential for this group. As lead institution of the Global Conservation Consortium […]