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Environment & Conservation

Environment & Conservation, History & People, Plant Science

Now Available: Two Volumes on the Plants, People, and Culture of Palau in Micronesia

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The just-released Ethnobotany of Palau: Plants, People and Island Culture is a two-volume series published by The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) Read More

Environment & Conservation, History & People

Recapping ‘First Nations: Ethical Landscapes, Sacred Plants’

Posted in Environment & Conservation, History & People

On November 13, 2020, the virtual symposium First Nations: Ethical Landscapes, Sacred Plants drew more than 550 participants from across the nation and 23 different ... Read More

Environment & Conservation

NYBG Hawk Nest: Year Four

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On March 6 of this year, I observed the Garden’s resident red-tailed hawk pair gathering branches and tree bark which they then used to reinforce ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Inside our Collections, Videos

Is Birding a Lark?: A Conversation with Debbie Becker

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Inside our Collections, Videos

“If everyone went bird watching, we would have a more peaceful and united world,” claims NYBG’s long-time birdwalk guide Debbie Becker. Read More

Environment & Conservation

Field Biologists Have Been in Lockdown, but Deforestation Has Not

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Sometime in June, my alarm went off. After 40 years of botanical field trips at least twice a year to the moist tropics, my internal ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, History & People, Plant Science

Vanuatu Celebrates its 40th Year of Independence and Learns a Lot about Botany

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Vanuatu, a South Pacific archipelago of about 85 islands, celebrated the 40th anniversary of its independence recently with a 10-day public holiday, including an Agriculture ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

GEAR UP at NYBG Inspires the Next Generation of Conservationists

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For over a decade, NYBG has partnered with Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) at the Bronx Institute at Lehman College, ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

NYBG Science in the News: Disappearing Lichens and a Southern Appalachian Stronghold

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

Lichens are fungi that form beautiful, complex symbioses with algae and bacteria. These hubs of activity that bind nature together are incredibly important to nearly ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science, Videos

From the Field: Plants and People of Vanuatu

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Plant Science, Videos

From forest preservation to documenting the local plants and their traditional uses, NYBG scientists have collaborated with the people of Vanuatu since 2015 on projects ... Read More

Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

How Many Plants Have Gone Extinct in the Past 250 Years?

Posted in Environment & Conservation, Plant Science

The International Day for Biological Diversity, which is today, is an especially important occasion to appreciate Earth's biodiversity and yet acknowledge that many plants and ... Read More

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