Entrusted by the Ministry of Commerce, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) held 2017 filed training course on advanced ecology and conservation biology for developing countries from October 16-27.
The field course brought together some officials and researchers involved in environmental protection from 8 developing countries (Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia, Kenya, Oman, Panama, Zambia, Korea).
At the 12-day training course, XTBG scientists delivered a series of lectures related to contents such as: 1) review and prospect of ecology and conservation biology of China; 2) biodiversity crisis; 3) endangerment evaluation of ecosystems; 3) strategy and action plan for biodiversity conservation; 4) interaction of science and policy; 5) application of infrared cameras in ecology and conservation biology; 6) applications of unmanned aerial vehicles in ecology and conservation; 7) establishment and management of environmental-friendly rubber plantations; etc.
The course is combinations of theory studies and field practice, which help the participants to have a better understanding.
This training course is designed to strengthen friendly exchanges between China and other developing countries, expand bilateral cooperation in ecology and conservation biology studies of both sides.
At the closing ceremony, an official of Ministry of Commerce and XTBG deputy director Hu Huabin awarded certificates of completion to the trainees. Hu Huabin called for the participants to respect science and nature, and contribute to protect nature and environment.
Lectures by XTBG scientists
Using infrared cameras for ecology and conservation biology
A trainee from developing countries receives certificate
Trainess with certificates pose a photo with teachers
Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Menglun, Mengla, Yunnan 666303, China
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