The Ethnobiological Society of Indonesia Awarded Research Grant for Magnolia Conservation in Central Sulawesi


Indonesia – April 2024 - The Ethnobiological Society of Indonesia is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a prestigious research grant to conduct a comprehensive study on magnolia conservation in Central Sulawesi. This groundbreaking initiative aims to shed light on the ecological significance, biodiversity, and conservation strategies for magnolia species in the region, including Magnolia sulawesiana (EN), Magnolia vrieseana (DD), and Magnolia carsonii (LC but need to be updated). Magnolia sulawesiana, known for its striking pink and white blossoms, once faced imminent extinction due to logging and land conversion. Similarly, Magnolia vrieseana and Magnolia carsonii, characterized by their unique floral structures and ecological importance, have a lack of their distribution information. Recognizing the urgent need to safeguard these invaluable natural resources, PMEI has embarked on a mission to advance magnolia conservation efforts in Central Sulawesi.

Supported by the generous funding provided by The Franklinia Foundation, PMEI will spearhead a multi-disciplinary research project that combines field surveys, propagation protocol development, public awareness, and community engagement activities. By collaborating with several institution, including Universitas Indonesia, National Research and Innovation Agency, dan Yayasan Tumbuhan Asli Nusantara, the project aims to develop tailored conservation strategies that prioritize both environmental protection and socio-economic well-being.

"We are thrilled to receive this research grant, which will enable us to conduct vital research on magnolia conservation in Central Sulawesi,” said Anisa Anggraeni, young scientist and principal inverstigator of this project. “This project represents a significant step forward in our efforts to conserve biodiversity and promote sustainable development in the region. We are grateful to The Franklinia Foundation for their support and partnership in this important endeavor.”

The research findings are expected to contribute valuable insights to the scientific community and inform policy decisions aimed at preserving magnolia ecosystems for future generations. Moreover, by engaging local communities in conservation efforts, the project seeks to foster a sense of stewardship and empowerment among residents, ensuring long-term sustainability.

PMEI remains committed to advancing environmental research and conservation initiatives that safeguard our planet's precious natural heritage. Through collaborative partnerships and innovative approaches, we strive to create a more sustainable and resilient future for all.

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