Bamboo of the Americas

BOTA is –

A project of the American Bamboo Society (ABS), a California
non-profit scientific and literary charitable corporation, tax-exempt under
section 501 (c)-3. Contributions to this project are tax-deductible under
federal and California laws.

BOTA: Our Mission

Bamboo of the Americas is a non-profit conservation action organization
established to ensure the sustained viability of native bamboo species
throughout the Americas. Native bamboo plants and habitat are disappearing rapidly. A solution is to cooperate with and assist regional botanic gardens and ecological institutions by establishing living and herbarium collections in
partner countries.

Our Assistance Program Objectives

  • To establish national collections of native bamboo species.
  • To research and document the growth habits and ecology of native
    bamboo,including endangered species and ensure their sustained futurethrough the
    training of students, propagation efforts and habitat restoration.
  • To implement human resources and economic plans for the distribution and
    utilization of selected native bamboo species.
  • To work together with local residents, indigenous groups, regional,
    national, and international government agencies and NGOs for the conservation of
    native bamboo resources.
  • To enhance the awareness of the benefits of bamboo through eco-tourism and
    other educational activities.
Best regards,
Gib Cooper
BOTAExecutive Director

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