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SOUTH EAST ASIA BOTANIC GARDENS (SEABG) NETWORK

Barringtonia-asiatica

 

History

The South East Asia Botanic Gardens (SEABG) Network was established in January 2004. The inaugural meeting of SEABG was organized by Botanic Gardens Conservation International (BGCI) and the Singapore Botanic Gardens (SBG) and supported by HSBC through the Investing in Nature Partnership. The members of SEABG Network come from the following countries: Cambodia, China (Yunnan), Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. The SEABG Network meeting is held biennially.

SEABG Network Mission Statement

Facilitate and enhance the conservation and sustainable use of indigenous flora of the South East Asian region, through the activities of Botanic Gardens and related institutions.

Aims & Objectives

  • The botanic gardens in South East Asia need to be recognized, supported and enhanced at all levels throughout this region to ensure that they achieve their potential as guardians of the plant diversity and environmental heritage hotspots.
  • In the future, the Network could broadly include a range of governmental, university, municipal, NGOs, private and other relevant institutions and organizations as participants.
  • Improve members’ overall standards through capacity building in the areas of plant conservation, horticulture, environmental education, curation and documentation of collections, in support of the Global Strategy for Plant Conservation (GSPC) targets and International Agenda of Botanic Gardens in Conservation (IABG).
  • Facilitate communication between members and with other BG communities worldwide. The Network will develop means to ensure that data and information will be widely accessible in electronic and other published forms (website, email groups, newsletters, technical manuals, and other publications) while at the same time safeguard the intellectual property rights of information providers.
  • Prepare and develop Codes of Conduct for collection and exchange of plant materials.
  • Facilitate the coordination and assist in the development of collaborative plant conservation programmes among members.
  • Facilitate the use of resources from beyond the region for the benefit of SEABG network.