The International Conifer Conservation Programme-The Kibble Lecture
April 23 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
The Kibble Lecture this year is delivered by Martin Gardner MBE, he is the Co-ordinator and driving force behind the International Conifer Conservation Project based at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh.
Glasgow Botanic Gardens is proud to be listed as a safe planting site for trees produced by Martin’s long running project.
A brief overview from the RBGE website.
For over 25 years Martin Gardner has worked at RBG Edinburgh on many aspects of conifer conservation and currently he co-chairs the IUCN Conifer Specialist Group. Martin co-ordinates the International Conifer Conservation Programme which has played a major role in the completion of the Red List and first global reassessment for conifers; detailed information, distribution maps and images for all of the 211 threatened conifers can be found at http://threatenedconifers.rbge.org.uk/
Part of his work has been to establish one of the world’s most comprehensive networks for the ex situ conservation of threatened conifers. Martin’s work has taken him to over 30 countries in order to study and collect research materials of threatened conifers and their associated species. Particular geographical areas of interest include New Caledonia and Latin America. For this conservation work, especially on Chilean plants, Martin have been awarded an MBE in 2013 and the Veitch Memorial Medal by the Royal Horticultural Society in 2014.
This is an event for The Friends of Glasgow Botanic Gardens but as always we welcome new members and guests to all events.