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 […]

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 […]

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 […]