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Researcher Lauren Peters in the herbarium

Chacobo Village
BGCI publishes the first Global Survey of Ex situ Ebony Collections
Inside the Garden's World-Renowned Herbarium
Traditional Knowledge in a Changing World

Thanks to a Fondation Franklinia grant to the Garden, the Global Ebony Assessment project just completed the first of three phases: the Global Survey of Ex situ Ebony Collections, published by Botanic Gardens Conservation International. After surveying botanical gardens around the world, the 35-page report concludes that less than one quarter of ebony taxa are currently safeguarded in ex situ collections.

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The PBS series SciTech Now goes inside the Garden's herbarium, home to one of the world's largest collections of dried plant specimens.

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Through an extensive study of the Chacobo in Beni, Bolivia, the Garden's William L. Brown Center is learning to use traditional knowledge to help manage the use of plants and resources for a sustainable future.

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