The major topics of the meeting are:
1. Cooperation with Local Government
2. Degraded Ecosystems Restoration Practices
3. E-taxonomy in Botanical Gardens for Biodiversity and Conservation Studies
The 4th SEABG Directors’ Meeting will provide a platform to share knowledge and information between botanic gardens, to discuss and refine potentials projects, to provide updates by members on their activities, and bring up topics of common interest and benefit for discussion.
The venue is situated in Xishuangbanan. Xishuangbanna is a Dai Autonomous Prefecture, which is located at the southernmost tip of Yunnan Province, Bordered by Myanmar to the southwest and Laos to the south and southeast, with Jinghong as its capital. Xishuangbanan is well-known for its rich biodiversity and is the only place in China that still maintains large tracts of tropical rainforest. Thus it is reputed as Tropical Fauna and Flora Kingdom. The Lancang (Mekong) River flows through the whole area. Xishuangbanan is also rich in cultural diversity. There are 13 dominant minority nationalities such as Dai, Han, Hani, Lahu, Yi, Bulang, Jinuo, and yao, the Dai, makes up a majority of the population in Xishuangbanna.
Chairman: Qing-Jun LI, XTBG-CAS, China
Wei-Bang SUN, KIB, CAS, China
Members: Li-Ming LI, Chun-Yan FANG, Xi-Min WANG, Wen-You CHEN, Ji-Pu SHI, Shi FENG
Secretariat for SEABG Directors’ Meeting
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences
88 Xuefu Road, Kunming, Yunnan 650223, China
Tel. 0086-871-5171169 Fax. 0086-871-5160916