Talk: Exploring Cloud Forest Karst in Northern Vietnam

Date : 23 Feb 2018
Time : 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Location : NSS Office

510 Geylang Road
#02-05, The Sunflower
Singapore 389466

Open to the Public

The Hanoi University of Pharmacy (HUP) assists various ethnic hill tribes with conserving rare medicinal plants. HUP documents the ethnobotany and establishes cooperative farms for sustainable livelihoods. At the request of HUP, Plant Group Chairperson Bian Tan visited mountainous Ha Giang Province that has, until recently, been closed to foreign visitors. He helped to survey the site of a medicinal plant conservation centre. This centre will benefit local hill tribe cooperatives by providing horticultural expertise and a nursery to produce seeds for their crops. The centre will also interpret hill tribe cultures to tourists. Join Bian as he presents his Ha Giang plant survey and the area’s dramatic landscapes. 

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