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American Bamboo Society (ABS) 2015 annual meeting Oct 28-Nov 1st Xalapa, México

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

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American Bamboo Society (ABS) 2015 annual meeting Oct 28-Nov 1st Xalapa, México
“Tropical Bamboos for a Better World”
Schedule for 2015 ABS Conference, Xalapa, Veracruz, México
October 28th
Pre-meeting field trip to the El Riscal, a new bamboo plantation and walk […] to read more

BOTA Director, Gib Cooper, Retires, New Director Eduardo Ruiz PhD. Begins

Saturday, September 28th, 2013

Gib Cooper retires after 15 years of service establishing and managing native bamboo conservation projects for American bamboo species. Eduardo Ruiz PhD. from Mexico will begin after the ABS board meeting in West Palm Beach, Florida.
It all began at the 1998 International Bamboo meeting in Costa Rica during the field trip with Lynn Clark and […] to read more

BOTA 2013 Eco-­‐tour to Panama with Jorge Lezcano, Bamboo Botanist

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

Tour dates: May 31-June 11, 2013
Number of Participants: 10-15 persons
In Panama tour cost: $2095 each person with double occupancy (add $500 for single occupancy) includes park fees, transportation, lodging and meals. (There is only 1 single occupancy room available)

Airfare and Travel Insurance: Participant’s Responsibility
Panama is considered the junction […] to read more

AZH/BOTA collaborate to award $7,000 to fund “THE CHIAPAS BAMBOO DIVERSITY, CONSERVATION AND USES” project

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

BOTA Executive Director, Gib Cooper and Dr. Mejia partnered in writing a proposal to the AZH Conservation Grant program to fund a collaborative living bamboo collection in the State of Chiapas. Chiapas is the richest State of Mexico with more than 24 described species of native bamboo. Several of new […] to read more

Two new endangered bamboos named in Mexico: Olmeca clarkiae and Olmeca zapotecorum

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

Two new Mexican bamboos were recently given names after their discovery in the mountains of Oaxaca:
The new descriptions were written by Drs. Eduardo Ruiz-Sanchez, Victoria Sosa & M. Teresa Mejía-Saules.
Olmeca clarkiae, bamboo arching apically, culms 5 to 10 m long and 1.5 to 2 cm in diameter. Foliage leaves 19 to 30 cm long and […] to read more

Dr. Peggy Stern is traveling to China

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Peggy Stern, South American Regional Director of BOTA, will be participating in the World Expo Shanghai as a speaker at the 2010 International Network for Bamboo and Rattan (INBAR) Congress on May 20-22. She will give presentations on experiences with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification of bamboo forests and plantations in Latin American and the […] to read more

Cloud Forest Bamboos from Western Panama

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Gib Cooper November 27 at 6:59pm
A cooperative project jointly funded by Association of Zoological Horticulture (AZH) and Bamboo of the Americas (BOTA) under the supervision of Jorge Lezcano of University of Panama.
By Jorge Lezcano (Edited by Gib Cooper) November 26, 2009)
Bamboos are forest grasses that form a common component of neotropical ecosystems. In Panama bamboos […] to read more

Bamboo Conservation Flyer Hand-out Given to Participants of WFC Bamboo Side Event in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 to read more

Panama’s Summit Zoo gets Help from Association of Zoological Horticulture (AZH)

Friday, August 7th, 2009

Mike Bostwick, Associate Horticulture Director at the San Diego Zoo is collaborating with BOTA Director, Gib Cooper, and Iris Rojas, Administrator of Summit Zoo Botanical Garden in Panama to assist in developing a plan for renovating the botanical garden’s Bamboo Walk.
Summit Municipal Park was created in 1923 as an experimental tropical garden administered by the […] to read more

More Bamboo Events at the 2009 World Forestry Congress in Argentina

Thursday, June 25th, 2009

Bamboo events continue to be added to the schedule of the of the World Forestry Congress coming up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, October 18-23 this year. Here is the list of the activities related to bamboo forestry to date and hope that all of you can attend. This is a good opportunity to participate and […] to read more