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Our Mission

Bamboo of the Americas is a non-profit conservation action organization established to ensure the sustained viability of native bamboo species throughout the Americas. Native bamboo plants and habitat are disappearing rapidly. A solution is to cooperate with and assist regional botanic gardens and ecological institutions by establishing living and herbarium collections in partner countries.Our Assistance Program Objectives

  • To establish national collections of native bamboo species.
  • To research and document the growth habits and ecology of native bamboo,including endangered species and ensure their sustained futurethrough the training of students, propagation efforts and habitat restoration.
  • To implement human resources and economic plans for the distribution and utilization of selected native bamboo species.
  • To work together with local residents, indigenous groups, regional, national, and international government agencies and NGOs for the conservation ofnative bamboo resources.
  • To enhance the awareness of the benefits of bamboo through eco-tourism and other educational activities.

A project of the American Bamboo Society (ABS), a California non-profit scientific and literary charitable corporation, tax-exempt under section 501 (c)-3. Contributions to this project are tax-deductible under federal and California laws.