LIPI to build 12 botanical gardens


Bogor, W. Java (ANTARA News) - Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) will build 12 Botanical Gardens in urban and non-urban areas, which will be launched by 2019.

Head of Area Development for Ex-Situ Plant Conservation Centers Botanical Garden, Joko R Witono, said here on Monday that the 12 botanical gardens to be built include Samosir, Jompie Pare-Pare, Banua, Liwa, Batam, Indrokilo and Sambas Botanical Gardens.

Additionally, the Lombok Botanical Garden, Kendari Botanical Garden, Massenrempulu Enrekang Botanical Garden, Pucak Botanical Garden and Sriwijaya Botanical Garden are also in the list.

To build these local botanical gardens, LIPI will develop human resource capacity, manage the collections, carry out exploration, documentation and manage plant propagation and cultivate plants for collections.

According to Joko, botanical garden development program is supported by the Ministry of Public Works and Public Housing which will assist in the preparation of Detailed Engineering Design and supporting infrastructure.

Joko noted that LIPI targets to build 47 botanical gardens by 2025.

Currently, Indonesia has 30 botanical gardens, of which five botanical gardens are managed by LIPI, 24 botanical gardens are managed by local administrations and one botanical garden is managed by the university.

The botanical gardens for which master plans will be completed by the end of this month, are Jagatnatha in Jembrana (Bali), Indrokilo Botanical Garden in Boyolali (Central Java), and Halu Oleo (Southeast Sulawesi) which is managed by Haluoleo University in Kendari.

"Meanwhile, the master plan for Sampit Botanical Garden (Central Kalimantan) will be completed this year," Joko said.(*)

Sumber :, 2 Februari 2016

Sivitas Terkait : Dr. Joko Ridho Witono M.Si.
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