Rhododendron wilhelminae conservation action

Bogor Botanic Garden are about to begin targeted survey work searching for Rhododendron wilhelminae, a critically endangered species endemic to Mt. Salak in West Java, Indonesia. The species is not present in any ex situ collections and is possibly extinct species as the last survey in 2018 failed to find any plants. The current project […]

Primer Festival Comunitario de Conservación del Encino Arroyero Quercus brandegeei 2022

El 5 de noviembre de 2022, con el apoyo de un equipo organizado por el CIBNOR, Morton Arboretum y sus aliados, la Dirección de Ecología y Medio Ambiente, la Dirección Municipal de Educación, Divulgación y Promoción Ambiental, Fundación Franklinia, Conservation Leadership Program (CLP), CONANP y GCCO, realizaron en el parque Ecológico de Santiago, en Los […]

Request for Proposals: U.S. Research Opportunity for Studying Oak Culture Initiation

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Center for Conservation and Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) are now accepting proposals for a unique opportunity in a collaborative research study on the in vitro culture initiation in Quercus species. Five grants of up to $5000 will be awarded to study either shoot culture or somatic embryo culture initiation of […]

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. The 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 […]

Conservando Magnolias Amenazadas de México

A comienzos de julio 2022 tuvo lugar en México el IV Simposio y Curso-Taller sobre conocimiento y conservación de Magnolias con el título Conservación de Especies y Restauración de Hábitats en México y Centroamérica. Este encuentro fue posible gracias a la financiación de la Fondation Franklinia y la Universidad de Guadalajara CUCBA & CUCOSTA con […]

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: […]

Oaks of the Californias’ Conservation Planning

In December 2021, with the support of an organizing team, Christy Powell (Horticulture Manager, San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance) and Amy Byrne (Global Tree Conservation Coordinator, Oak Consortium, The Morton Arboretum) co-led a two-day conservation planning workshop, following the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Conservation Planning Specialist Group (CPSG) Principles and Steps. […]

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 […]

Conserving the wealth of species in biodiversity hotspots

The Global Conservation Consortia (GCC) aim to pool efforts and expertise across national boundaries and between disciplines to prevent species extinctions in focal plant groups. GCC Erica coordinates an international response to such threats in the heaths, or heathers, of which hundreds of species are found only in South Africa’s spectacularly diverse Cape Floristic Region […]