Posted on Wednesday 23 January 2013
One of the world's leading authorities on tropical rhododendrons, RBGE Research Associate Dr George Argent, has been named the 2013 recipient of the David Fairchild Medal for Plant Exploration. In an announcement from its headquarters in Hawai'i, the National Tropical Botanical Garden (NTBG) acknowledged Dr Argent for his contribution to tropical fieldwork, exploration, and conservation, focusing on Southeast Asia.
Posted on Tuesday 23 October 2012
Posted on Tuesday 24 April 2012
The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew), the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE), The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) and the Missouri Botanical Garden (MBG), have announced plans to develop the World Flora—the first modern, online catalog of the world’s plants—to be made available by the year 2020. This massive undertaking will include the compilation of information on up to 400,000 plant species worldwide. It will also achieve a primary target of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation, an ambitious effort first adopted by the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity in 2002, to halt the continuing loss of plant biodiversity around the globe. Representatives of the four botanical gardens recently met to organize a framework to guide their efforts and respond to this need for a baseline survey on the plants of the world that has been called for by the international community. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) detailing plans to create the World Flora was recently signed into effect by the four institutions.
Posted on Wednesday 12 January 2011
The life and story of a 220-year-old oak tree is to be the focus of a family event at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) this weekend (15 - 16 Jan 2011) which aims to promote sustainable forestry.
Posted on Monday 10 January 2011
Professor Stephen Blackmore, Regius Keeper of the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, has been awarded a CBE for services to plant conservation in the New Year Honours List.