Tropical Botanic Gardens: Their Role in Conservation and by Author Unknown

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This ebook contains the court cases of the second one symposium on one vital position of botanic gardens in holding international plant assets. classes lined issues equivalent to enforcing the botanic gardens conservation technique, local networks and nationwide courses within the tropics, and germplasm banks in botanic gardens.

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S. Wyse Jackson with their general training course for horticultural students from the British Isles. Kew links and activities with other botanic gardens are outlined by Simmons et al. (1987), presented to the Las Palmas Conference in 1985 and will not be repeated here. , the Northern Horticultural Society's garden at Harlow Carr provide a training place in horticulture for a student from Ecuador in 1988 as the first part of a co-operative programme which they hope to extend in the future (Swindells, 1987).

But the survey that I have described was the first step. " The Committee will work in conjunction with various Australian bodies, as well as with IUCN and WWF and is interested in the rôle of botanic gardens in plant species conservation. I believe that we are on the way to achieving some of the recommendations of the report. I hope that at the Third Congress we will be able to tell you of further progress that we have made. , Briggs, J. and Hartley, W. (1981) Rare or Threatened Australian Plants.

Indeed it was like motherhood - everyone was for it. However it was clear that many institutions were working in ignorance of what others were doing. Some plant families were well represented in living collections whilst others were not represented at all. For instance, Eucalyptus or Grevillea is widely grown but no botanic gardens are growing the 7 species of Carex on the list of rare or threatened plants. This may reflect the various collectors' personal interests and indicates a need for a more co-ordinated policy.

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