Posted on Wednesday 11 March 2015
A new era has dawned in scientific, horticultural and conservation collaborations between the UK and Nepal with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between RBGE and the Government of Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation Department of Plant Resources. The development flags up a significant commitment to long-term capacity building in plant research, conservation and education in the South Asian biodiversity hot-spot.
Posted on Thursday 11 December 2014
Crucial conservation efforts in Lebanon are set to benefit from high-level skills transfer workshops in Scotland this week (w/c 8 Dec).
Posted on Wednesday 03 December 2014
Two striking discoveries in the Cairngorms National Park have served to underscore the need for increased research into Britain’s extensive – but often overlooked - communities of lichens. The call comes after Dr Rebecca Yahr, a Lichen Biodiversity Scientist at RBGE, uncovered two tiny botanical gems clinging unnoticed in one of the country’s most heavily documented mountain regions. Now, the quest is on to discover how many more scientific surprises are waiting to be found, right under our feet.
Posted on Wednesday 19 November 2014
Endangered in its homeland, the majestic cedar of Lebanon (Cedrus libani) is about to make a remarkable comeback: at key “safe-sites” around the British Isles.
Posted on Friday 14 November 2014