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Missouri Botanical Garden News Releases

1/29/2013

Madagascar Celebration Commemorates 25 Years of Research

Join the Missouri Botanical Garden in celebrating 25 years of research in Madagascar with a day featuring chocolate tastings, educational exhibits, a book signing and the Madagascar-themed Orchid Show. The day begins with a presentation at 11 a.m. The event is included with regular garden admission. Those attending the 11 a.m. lecture will receive one complimentary pass per person to the Orchid Show to be used that day.

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1/29/2013

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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12/12/2012

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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