Jodrell Laboratory, Kew Gardens
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Join the world's leading orchid scientists and conservationists to share knowledge, experience and views on orchid conservation.
Habit destruction, illegal trade and unsustainable harvest are threatening orchids. Over 1000 species of orchids appear on the Global Red List and about 55% of these are threatened. For high-profile groups, notably slipper orchids, this rises to nearly 100%.
This level of threat is outstripping our capacity to conserve species on a one-by-one basis, and we'll need to identify approaches to allow us to conserve suites of species and protect orchid-rich habitats.
It's vital we translate science into practical conservation and tackle the underlying threats to orchids, in order to keep up with the pace of change and the sheer scale of the challenge.
The congress title is Orchid Conservation - the Next Generation.
Major themes will be:
We welcome a diverse range of researchers at different stages of their career. There are speaker slots within each session which are open for researchers to present. There will also be a poster session.
If you're interested in presenting a talk or poster, please submit your abstract to abstractsIOCC@kew.org.
Abstracts should include the following information:
Please specify whether a talk or poster is preferred.
Abstract submission deadline: 10 March 2019
Lectures will focus on topics including: