A meeting with the theme of “Science supports monitoring system construction and capacity building of nature reserves” was held at Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) from November 17-18. The meeting was co-organized by XTBG and Yunnan Forestry and Grassland Administration, which was attended by 90 representatives from 14 nature reserves and 1 national park in Yunnan Province.
Over the past 16 years, the scientific and technological cooperation between XTBG and the national nature reserve has been fruitful. This is the 17th time that the joint annual meeting was held.
At the scientific meeting, participating researchers and experts talked about Asian elephant protection, collection, conservation and evaluation of Dipterocarpaceae plants, an important rare and endangered plant family, and future prospects of nature reserves, etc.
Afterwards, the participants had deep discussion on monitoring system construction in nature reserves, smart biodiversity monitoring, training of environmental education staff, pilot project of habitat restoration, joint monitoring and research on Asian elephants migration, etc.
Major cooperation work in 2023 was determined. XTBG signed meeting minutes with 15 nature reserve agencies.
Prof. Yang Yongping, director of XTBG, said that XTBG will continue to work with nature reserves, support biodiversity conservation and training nature staff. With close ties with nature reserve agencies, XTBG will contribute to national park system and ecological civilization construction in Yunnan.
XTBG signs meeting minutes with 15 nature reserve agencies.
Participants pose a photo.