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HU Sifan wins best oral presentation award at 4th Yong Natural History Scientists’ Meeting
The 4th Yong Natural History Scientists’ Meeting was hosted by the Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle (Paris, France) from 7th to the 11th of February 2017. It brought together young researchers in natural history from worldwide to communicate and present their research. Ms. Hu Sifan of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanic...
“Challenge scientists” increases students’ interest in science
At the peak season of winter camps, numerous primary and middle school students come to Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) to seek the mystery of tropical rainforest and experience science. On January 19, an activity named “Challenge scientists” increased the interest in science for a group of middle school...
Succulent plants on show to greet Chinese New Year
As a prelude to a series of celebratory events to welcome the upcoming lunar Chinese New Year, a special exhibition featuring succulent plants is ongoing at the Distinctive Plant Collection of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG). A total of 3000 succulent plants from 100 genera in 11 families are on show t...
Use temples to conserve orchid species
Xishuangbanna is one of the most orchid-rich areas in China. However, over-collection and habitat loss have taken many orchid species towards extinction in the wild and orchids are among the most threatened flowering plants. As part of efforts to protect orchid plants and increase public awareness of orchid conservat...
A festival for nature lovers
Bird watching appears to be in vogue in China. A dozen “international” birding events have been held across the country already this year, and several more are on the horizon. Aside from promoting the hobby, which is popular in many Western countries, the main aim of these events is to attract tourists to some of t...
5th XTBG Birding Festival wins applause
Experienced birders, enthusiastic birdwatchers or environmental protection organizations gathered together and applauded for the 5th Birding Festival of Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) during November 4-6. The birding festival offered activities for birders of all ages, including presentations by bird exp...
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