Scientific and Conservation Projects in the Himalaya

Chris offers a free identification service for plants photographed in the Himalaya; see: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/plant-identification-advisory-service

Chris is compiling a digital photographic guide to the flora of the Western Himalaya; see: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/fowh/


In 2010 Chris established the FLOWERS FIT FOR A DALAI LAMA Plant Conservation Project,  offering long-term advice on the cultivation and identification of Himalayan plants used in Tibetan Medicine.  See: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/flowers-for-a-dalai-lama


Through awards of the KOHLI MEMORIAL GOLD MEDAL, on behalf of the Himalayan Plant Association, recognition is brought to individuals (past and present-day), along with Institutions  which have made a significant contribution to the study, cultivation or conservation of Himalayan flora;  see: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/introduction

In 2015 Chris began his SAVE OUR PLANET'S RARE PLANTS CAMPAIGN; see: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/introduction-to-my-campaign
HIMALAYAN PLANT ASSOCIATION (this ran from 1990-2012) and has just re-started, see:
Chris wishes to explain the ENORMOUS potential of utilising modestly-priced digital cameras to regularly take MANY images of DIFFERENT parts of plants (not JUST a few of the 'pretty' bits).  This could GREATLY improve RELIABILITY of identification of plants in the wild and cultivation throughout the world, REVOLUTIONISING their CONSERVATION: https://sites.google.com/a/shpa.org.uk/main/the-potential-of-taking-more-photos-of-each-plant

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