Protecting Precious Woods in Madagascar

At the ports of Madagascar, enormous piles of logs cut from rosewoods and ebonies sit waiting. They can’t be exported because these threatened precious woods were harvested illegally and their sale on the international market is forbidden. Of course, those who don’t play by the rules still manage to export them illegally and make a…

A New Model for Targeting Climate-Appropriate Species for Ex Situ Conservation

A recent collaboration between the Garden’s Horticulture division and the Center for Conservation and Sustainable Development will help botanical gardens around the world determine where to source plants for ex situ conservation in their collections. Botanic gardens play a central role in ex situ conservation and are well positioned to host increasing numbers of species of…