Climate change is widely recognized as a significant threat to biodiversity and ecosystem services.
The direct and indirect effects of increased temperature, changing rainfall patterns and rising sea levels are expected to significant increase extinction rates for wide range of taxa.
Karsts represent hotspots of diversity and endemism, but are under-represented in protected areas and under significant threat.
With many species only occurring on a single site, the lack of protection and research means that the loss of each karst represents an incalculable loss of biodiversity.
Hence, there is an urgent need for non-conventional methods to preserve diversity of tropical plants.
The inaugural 2015 We Dig Bio event brought together thousands of volunteers from Botanic gardens lie at a powerful interface with many important functions: scientific research, horticultural improvement, public outreach, tree conservation, and forest restoration action.
Spanning ex-situ and in-situ programs, the speakers will present their latest activities and insights into securing a place for trees in a rapidly changing and human-dominated world.
We promote a forward-looking perspective with engagement in conservation, reintroduction and re-wilding of important and endangered species, especially given climate change scenarios; collection and improvement activities for ex-situ management, especially in terms of conserving and enhancing genetic and phenotypic trait diversity; and innovative approaches to promote discovery and progress in tree science.
It is known that approximately 126 pine species is distributed in the world.
Among them, 35 pine species is growing in Asian region.