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.