Tropical Botanic Gardens

Tropical Botanic Gardens

Their Role in Conservation and Development

1st Edition - January 28, 1991

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  • Editors: V. Heywood, Peter Wyse Jackson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080984179

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This book includes the proceedings of the second symposium on one important role of botanic gardens in conserving world plant resources. Sessions covered topics such as implementing the botanic gardens conservation strategy, regional networks and national programs in the tropics, and germplasm banks in botanic gardens.


Research workers in conservation, plant genetic resources, ecology, and biogeography as well as botanic garden managers and conservation organizations.

Table of Contents

  • B. Lefebvre, Address to the 2nd Congress on behalf of M. Brice Lalonde, Minister for the Environment, France. Tropical Botanic Gardens: International Issues: V.H. Heywood, Developing a Strategy for Germplasm Conservation in Botanic Gardens. E. Forero, Needs and Opportunities of South American Botanic Gardens for Conservation.
    L.D. Meredith and M.M. Richardson, Towards an Australian Botanic Gardens Conservation Secretariat. P.S.W. Jackson, International Co-operation Helping to Promote Botanic Garden Staff Training in the Tropics. J.P. Galland, French Policy on the Protection of Wild Flora, Notably in the Overseas Territories. C. Sastre, The Work of WWF-France with Regard to Botanic Gardens in the West Indies. Tropical Botanic Gardens: Case Studies: B.A. Meilleur, The Ethnobotanical Garden and Tropical Plant Conservation. A.G. Mej*aaia, The Botanic Garden of Quind*aaio: Five Thermic Zones of Andean Flora. A.W. Owadally, M.E. Dulloo, and W. Strahm, Measures that are Required to Help Conserve the Flora of Mauritius and Rodrigues in ex situ Collections. A.L. Peixoto, The Development of a University Botanic Garden in Brazil. D.B. Sumithraarachchi, Role of Botanic Gardens in Sri Lanka and the Conservation of Medicinal Plants. P. Auge and C. Ducatillion, Cultivation of the French Mediterranean Coast (the Cote d'Azur) of Rare or Threatened Tropical or Sub-Tropical Trees, Two Examples: Jubaea chilensis and Cupressus dupreziana. G. Martinelli, The Potential Role of the Rio de Janeiro Botanical Garden in Conserving the Atlantic Forest of Brazil. Tropical Botanic Gardens: Their Role in in situ Conservation and Reintroduction:. O. Hamann, Indigenous and Alien Plants in the Gal*aaapagos Islands: Problems of Conservation and Development. F. Friedmann, The Threatened Plants of the Flora of the Seychelles and Their Conservation. D. Bramwell, Botanic Gardens in Conservation: Reintroduction into the Wild. J.Y. Lesouef, From Rescue to Re-introduction; the Example of Ruizia cordata. A. Bidin, The Role of the Fernarium as a Sanctuary for the Conservation of Threatened and Rare Ferns, with Particular Reference to Malaysia. N.E.G. Cruttwell, The Lipizauga Botanical Sanctuary: A Conservation Project in Papua New Guinea. Plant Trades and CITES: G.V. Vliet, CITES: Plant Trade and Botanic Gardens. C. Sastre and F. Moutou, TRAFFIC-France Against the Traffic of Tropical Plant Species. Botanic Gardens and Orchid Conservation: J. Stewart, Orchids in Botanic Gardens - Necessity or Luxury? H.N. Rasmussen and F.N. Rasmussen, The Role of Botanical Gardens in Orchid Research. R.B. Mitchell, Orchid Propagation in Botanic Gardens. S. Riswan, Irawati and Sukendar, Orchid Conservation in Bogor Botanic Gardens and its Associated Gardens. A. Lamb, The Conservation of Orchids in Sabah, Malaysian Borneo. Short Communications: V. Randrianosolo, The Potential for the Development of Botanic Gardens in Madagascar and ex situ Conservation of Malagasy Threatened Endemics. J. Affolter, The Potential for the Development of Twinning and Liaison with Botanic Gardens in the Tropics: A Western Hemisphere Example. K.S. Walter, Computerized Plant Record Systems for Botanic Gardens. H. Cuadros V., The Cartagena Botanic Garden, Columbia: An Experience in the Problems and Possibilities of Financing a Tropical Botanic Garden. Resolutions Committee, Resolutions of the 2nd International Botanic Gardens Conservation Congress. Index.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 392
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1991
  • Published: January 28, 1991
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080984179

About the Editors

V. Heywood

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59538Botanic Gardens Conservation International

Peter Wyse Jackson

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