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Missouri Botanical Garden Announces New Vice President of Institutional Advancement

After an extensive search, the Missouri Botanical Garden has named Donna McGinnis vice president of institutional advancement. McGinnis has more than 20 years experience as a leader in the nonprofit sector in St. Louis. McGinnis begins her role at the Garden on March 4.
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March Morpho Mania Returns to the Butterfly House

Enjoy the beauty of a rainforest without ever leaving Missouri during the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House’s annual March Morpho Mania event. Nearly 3,000 Blue Morpho butterflies will be in free-flight inside the 8,000-square-foot tropical conservatory for this annual event. March Morpho Mania offers visitors an opportunity to see the largest collection of Blue Morpho butterflies in the United States.

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New Book Details the Exceptional Biological and Cultural Diversity of Khawa Karpo, Sacred Mountain of Tibet

The Tibetan sacred mountain Khawa Karpo supports one of the world’s most exceptional areas of plant and animal diversity. Now, this critical biodiversity hotspot is threatened with destruction from climate change, the stripping of resources and rapid development. Dr. Jan Salick at the Missouri Botanical Garden in St. Louis, and Robert Moseley, director of conservation for The Nature Conservancy in Illinois, are leaders in their field. In their new book, “Khawa Karpo: Tibetan Traditional Knowledge and Biodiversity Conservation,” Salick and Moseley detail their vital conservation programs focused on Tibetan traditional knowledge of ethnobotany, ecology and natural resource management. Full story.

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