International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation

Bamboo and Rattan Update

Bamboo and Rattan Update  Volume 1 Issue 2: ‘Conservation and Communities’

The second issue of Bamboo and Rattan Update explores the complex, interwoven relationships between bamboo, rattan, and the species which depend on these plants, including humans. 

Dr. Jake Owens, Director of Conservation at Los Angeles Zoo, reflects on his experiences working with giant pandas, and on the intimate, evolving relationship between the animal and bamboo;

Professor Zhou Shiqiang, of the China Conservation and Research Centre of the Giant Panda, profiles the organisation’s work protecting this iconic animal;

Bouavanh Phachomphonh, leader of the Laos Rattan and Bamboo Project Team in WWF-Laos, details the ongoing work to conserve biodiversity and create more sustainable livelihoods with rattan.

The issue also features the winning images from the INBAR 2020 photography competition, which showcase the intimate relationship we have with bamboo, as well as news, reviews and analyses from the bamboo sector around the world, and updates from INBAR’s project work.

Read the issue here.

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About Bamboo and Rattan Update

Bamboo and Rattan Update is a magazine dedicated to sharing the latest high-quality research and news about the bamboo and rattan sector. It is published by the International Bamboo and Rattan Organisation (INBAR).

Bamboo and rattan are two of the world’s most valuable non-timber forest products. These plants can be a critical part of more sustainable development. Bamboo and Rattan Update provides a platform for policy makers, researchers and development practitioners to showcase their news, research and activities from across the world.

Established in 2020, Bamboo and Rattan Update publishes four times a year, in March, June, September and December. The editorial team welcomes submissions on a range of topical, fresh topics with an emphasis on sustainable development, including:

  • Key messages on bamboo and rattan’s contribution to the SDGs;
  • Summaries of conferences or events about bamboo and rattan across the world;
  • Best practices, pilot projects and profiles of successful initiatives, companies and people which are using bamboo and rattan in new ways, scaling up their use, or raising awareness;
  • New research and applications into bamboo and rattan’s uses, with a focus on sustainable development initiatives.

Authors wishing to submit content should send a 100-summary of their intended article to bru-magazine@inbar.int. Authors must bear in mind the editorial guidelines when preparing their submission.

Previous issues

Volume 1 Issue 1 (2020 Q3): ‘Bamboo, Rattan and Sustainable Development’

The first issue of BRU looks at bamboo and rattan for sustainable development. The issue features articles from a number of key experts in the field of bamboo’s research and use, from the 1950s onwards.

Download the issue here.

 

Volume 1 Issue 2 (2020 Q4): ‘Conservation and Communities’

This issue of BRU is themed around conservation. Authors in this issue look at the complex, interwoven relationships between bamboo, rattan, and the species which depend on these plants, including humans.

Read the issue here. 

 

 

 

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