The 4th Global Botanic Gardens Congress was held in Dublin，Ireland, during June 13-18, which brought together over 300 delegates around the world. Prof. Li Qingjun, deputy director of XTBG, attended the meeting.
The theme of the meeting was Addressing global change – a new agenda for botanic gardens. The meeting reviewed progress in conservation policies and practice. New initiatives for conservation of cycads, European bryophytes and imperilled oceanic islands were all developed during the conference.
During the discussion of theme 4: frontiers of science and conservation biology research in botanic gardens, Prof. Li Qingjun delivered a lecture. With a title “Can tropical botanic gardens play a role in regional biodiversity conservation and ecological restoration?”, Prof. Li talked about the effors and achievements by XTBG in biodiversity conservation corridors in Xishuangbanna, restoration of degraded ecological environment in karst mountain areas, and in situ conservation and reintroduction of orchids, etc. He stressed the important role of botanic gardens in regional biodiversity conservation.
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