The project of the ISU Korean-style garden was represented at the International Symposium in Korea Print
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Wednesday, 20 July 2016 06:56

The project of the ISU Korean-style garden was represented at the 6th International Symposium of East Asia Botanic Garden Network, that took place on the 6-9 of July on the basis of The Korean National Arboretum supported by the Government of the Republic of Korea and the National Korea Association of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta.


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The general subjects of the event were the development of scientific researches and education in botanical gardens and arboreta, sharing experience in resource management, conservation and usage of plants and biodiversity in East Asia.

About 100 scientists from the East-Asian countries and Iran visited the symposium.  Two participants from Russia, Alexey Ponomaryov, an Irkutsk architect, and Viktor Kuzevanov, the head of the ISU Botanical Garden, made a presentation «The Korean Garden Project for Irkutsk, Siberia. A Multifunctional Ethnobotanical Resource for Conservation and International Cooperation » (Viktor Kuzevanov, Alexey Ponomaryov and the Consul of the Consulate General of Korea in Irkutsk Son Il-Suk).

The delegates underlined the important role of the ISU Korean language Center, which carries out activities spreading Korean language and Korean culture, and provides a support helping the project of Korean-style garden in Russia.


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According to Victor Kuzevanov, a mutual interest was caused by the Irkutsk initiative to make the “Korean-style garden” as a special kind of an ethnobotanical landscape object in the Irkutsk Botanical Garden and, probably, to make a Siberian-style garden in Korea. He also added that Korean people are interested in cooperation with the ISU Botanical Garden and other botanical gardens in Russia. Making the Korean-style garden can be mutually profitable for both, Russian and Korean, sides, since it can be a mutually beneficial resource for education, science, nature conservation and international cooperation.

The 7th symposium of East Asian Botanical Gardens is scheduled for the summer 2018 and will take place at the Tokyo University in Japan.

(Е.А.Kolodina)

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