Ensuring the survival of endangered
plants in the Mediterranean

Events & Meetings

13th Pan-Hellenic Conference of Hellenic Botanical Society

The Hellenic Botanical Society is organizing its 13th Pan-Hellenic Conference of Hellenic Botanical Society.

The Conference 'The green of hope: Botany today, theory and practice' will be held at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki  (Greece) between the 3rd and 6th of October 2013.

The deadline for Abstracts submission is the 6th of September.

More information at the website of the Department of Botany of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: http://hbs.bio.auth.gr/ (only in Greek language)

XIV OPTIMA meeting

The Organization for the Phyto-Taxonomic Investigation of the Mediterranean Area (OPTIMA) is organizing its XIV meeting. 

The meeting will be held at the Botanical Garden of the University of Palermo (Italy) the 9th-15th September 2013.

More information at: http://www.optima-bot.org/palermo2013/

"Ensuring the survival of endangered plants in the Mediterranean" project on IB3 radio

Two partners of the project have participated in a radio talk-show in the radio programme “Balears fa Ciencia” (Balearic Islands do science), the 15th of June 2013 in the Botanic Garden of Sòller (Mallorca).

IB3 station (Balearic island public radio) installed its technique equipment inside the Botanic Garden and the talk-show was recorded around a big stone table under the shadow of a magnificent oak (Quercus macrocarpa) that the main director of the Botanic Garden planted himself several years ago. Visitors to the garden were invited to listen to the programme and later they participated in a game show of the programme.

Photo: Talk-show in the Botanic Garden of Soller (Photo: J.L. Gradaille Tortella)

The prestigious British botanist Dr. Vernon Heywood, Magdalena Vicens (Curator of “Jardí Botánic de Sòller”, Dr. Jaume Flexas (Professor of Plant physiology of Balearic Island University), Jaume Deyá (Head of the archaeological site of Almallutx) and Teresa Gil (Officer of Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew/Millennium Seed Bank) were the guests of this talk show.

The guests of the talk-show have had the opportunity to talk about the project and to chat about the situation of plant conservation in Spain and the role of Botanic Gardens in plant conservation.

If you want to listen to the radio programme in Spanish please click: http://media.ib3alacarta.com/10f9d6ff-5085-4fa1-9c08-885a582408e9/ea6fd240-b9d0-4093-8354-2237eaa5d359/6-54-11553.mp3

VI Congress of Plant Biology Conservation

Between the 15th and 18th October 2013 it would take place the VI Congress of the Spanish Society of Plant Biology Conservation in Murcia.

The Congress is the main plant conservation forum in Spain and is organized by the University of Murcia.  

More information: http://www.congresosebicopmurcia.es/index.aspx

WORKSHOP: Ensuring the survival of endangered plants in the Mediterranean islands

18th-20th April 2013 Orto Botanico de Catania, Sicily

Updated Workshop programme [pdf file 2.59MB]

Workshop information  [pdf file 102KB]