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24 Oct 2014

10 open-access publications from Bioversity International researchers

In celebration of International Open Access Week, we would like to highlight ten scientific publications by Bioversity International scientists and partners. 

15 Oct 2014

Laura Snook talks about the future of mahogany on BBC Radio 4’s Shared Planet

Recently interviewed for BBC Radio 4’s Shared Planet programme, Laura Snook, Head of Bioversity International’s Forest Genetic Resources programme, talks about conserving the beautiful, durable and internationally-prized mahogany tree.

13 Oct 2014

Bearing the fruits of action

Feature article in the Deccan Herald - Bioversity International gender fellow Narasimha Hegde writes about our work with women's groups in India to safeguard local Garcinia fruits.

08 Oct 2014

Largest forest research conference worldwide opens this week in Salt Lake City

Forest genetic resources researcher Judy Loo joins more than 2,500 scientists gathering 5-11 October at the 24th IUFRO World Congress in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.

03 Sep 2014

Fighting disease and still delicious – a citrus story from India

A tale of how orchard growers in India used local citrus biodiversity to save the mandarin industry in the Amravati region.

25 Aug 2014

The role of gender in landscape restoration – a case study from Burkina Faso

In a blog for IUCN, Gender Specialist Marlène Elias talks about how men and women relate to trees differently and how this matters in landscape restoration.

18 Aug 2014

Promoting fruit tree diversity in Central Asia

Apple, apricot, almond, cherry, grape, pistachio and walnut are some of the many temperate fruit trees that originated in Central Asia. Find out more in this 2013 Annual Report story.

11 Aug 2014

Racing to save Colombian mahogany from extinction

Ecosystem restoration is now a global priority contributing to biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation. Find out more in this 2013 Annual Report story.

06 Aug 2014

Minimum requirements for genetic conservation units of forest trees in Europe

Distribution ranges of many European forest trees extend across large geographical areas and cover many countries with diverse forest management traditions and practices. Read more in this 2013 Annual Report story.

06 Aug 2014

Forest foods: Sustainable and resilient

The Contribution of Forests to Sustainable Diets was one of seven background publications for the international conference on Forests for Food Security and Nutrition. Read more in this 2013 Annual Report story.