Writhlington/Mendip students – Leaders in Orchid Conservation at the IOCC

Our students have made a big impact this week at the International Orchid Conservation Conference at Kew. It has been a wonderful opportunity to learn from the world’s leading scientists and researchers as well as a chance to make links for the future.

Chloe and Jess gave an inspiring talk about their experience in the Orchid project while a seven strong lab team gave a very popular laboratory workshops session.

New links for futrue projects include Tallis leading on a new project with Scientist  Naqqi Manco in the Tuirks and Caicos Islands (in the Caribbean)

Excited visitors to the Laboratory workshop include Professor Kinsley Dixon (biologist and Professor at Curtin University, Associate of the Missouri Botanical Garden and a Visiting Professor at Kings Park and Botanic Garden., and the 2016 Scientist of the Year for Western Australia.)  (Ed teaching Kinsley below)

We are in discussion with Kingsley about taking part in the 2023 World Orchid Congress in Australia.

We are delighted to have lots of new friends across the globe in Orchid Conservation and would like to thank the organisers of IOCC for a wonderful experience.



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