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National Tropical Botanical Garden

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Causes: Botanical Gardens & Arboreta, Environment

Mission: Our mission is to enrich life through discovery, scientific research, conservation and education by perpetuating the survival of plants, ecosystems, and cultural knowledge of tropical regions.

Programs: Botanical gardens & preserves - ntbg has (5) botanical gardens and (5) preserves that are dedicated to preserving tropical plant diversity & protecting rare & endagered tropical plants from around the world. Other activities include the maintenance and upkeep of the garden's grounds and buildings.

scientific research & plant conservation - ntbg's research & conservation efforts includes tissue culturing, cloning and distribution of rare breadfruit species, propogating & maintaining living collections of rare & endangered tropical plants, collecting herbarium specimens for preservation, & collecting & housing rare seeds in special freezers to save them from extinction. We also maintain a rare book library & botanical research center.

education - ntbg provides educational tours through its gardens to educate the general public about the need to preserve tropical forests rich with native biodiversity & protect our ecosystems and the resources we rely on for our own well-being. Other educational activities include holding courses, workshops, & clinics for college professors, high school teachers, environmental journalists and school age children, and publishing educational materials. Internships are also held throughout the year.

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