7th International Orchid Conservation Congress
Jodrell Laboratory, Kew Gardens ,
|Organiser:||Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew|
PARTNER EVENT Tuesday 28 May – Saturday 01 June 2019
Join the world's leading orchid scientists and conservationists to share knowledge, experience and views on orchid conservation.
Habit destruction, illegal trade and unsustainable harvest are threatening orchids. Over 1000 species of orchids appear on the Global Red List and about 55% of these are threatened. For high-profile groups, notably slipper orchids, this rises to nearly 100%.
This level of threat is outstripping our capacity to conserve species on a one-by-one basis, and we'll need to identify approaches to allow us to conserve suites of species and protect orchid-rich habitats.
It's vital we translate science into practical conservation and tackle the underlying threats to orchids, in order to keep up with the pace of change and the sheer scale of the challenge.
Topics that will be covered:
- Illegal trade in orchids
- Molecular identification techniques for orchid products
- Conservation planning
- Red list assessments
- Habitat restoration and reintroduction
- Propagation science
- Pollination ecology
- Interactions with other organisms
- Conservation genetics
- Population ecology
- Climate change and the role of community/commercial propagation