A major goal of the Convention on Biological Diversity is to promote conservation and sustainable use in countries rich in biodiversity but poor in resources. To assist in this aim, we carry out highly collaborative inventory research with a strong element of training and capacity building.
The RBGE collaborates on major Southeast Asian Flora projects such as Flora Malesiana, and carries out joint fieldwork, floristic surveys and inventories in many parts of the region.
- Darwin project: Taxonomic training in Lao PDR
- Regional Floras
- Leverhulme Project: A multi-access key to the ferns of Thailand
RBGE staff are working central Africa to produce a guide to forest trees.
The ‘neotropical' regions of South America, Central America and the Caribbean collectively hold more plant species than any other area on the planet. RBGE has been researching this plant diversity for over 40 years, with a focus on tropical dry forest and savanna in areas with a strongly seasonal climate.