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TianZi Biodiversity Research & Development Centre

Yunnan, China
&
Chiang Mai, Thailand



Our projects contribute to
biodiversity protection and fair trade
in the upper Mekong Region.

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We grow your plans and plants, and we make you part of urgent environmental development - with a yearly return

Projects:

OVERVIEW

Rainforestation Farming for organic certification

visit our TianZi BioidversiTea Resort

become CO2 neutral, protect biodiversity, and receive tea in return:
join our Biodiversi-Tea membership

Banzhang old tea trees forest

Mohan ecological investment

The orchid recovery project

Rene's wild mangoe protection

our traceability concept

 


and what we make from biodiversity:

essential oils

forest tea

herbal treatments

 

and much more...

 

 

 



 

 

The Orchid recovery project


is a joint effort between TianZi, French, and Swiss scientists and companies for the protection of orchids in their natural habitats.
Orchids in the Golden Triangle region between North Thailand, Myanmar, Laos, and Yunnan of China are under severe pressure from the fast expansion of rubber and tea plantations and from wild collection for Chinese medicine production. The project is making an assessment of the existing orchid flora and establishing a mother plant collection in a 6 square kilometer protected site under the care of TianZi. Research on pollinating insects, vegetation analysis, and on potentials for sustainable orchid production and trade is ongoing.

The following are pictures of some of the species found in the area.


Not all tree barks are suitabe for the establishment of orchids. This bark of a local Fagaceae, however, is perfect. The seeds of this Eria amica found their symbiotic fungus obviously in the crevices of the oak tree.


High up in old trees Vanda coerulea is exposed to full sunshine. These old mother plants fall with the decay of the trees and can easy be re-established on younger trees.


One of the smallest dwarf Dendrobiums with a gorgeous flower is Dendrobium christyanum. It flowers in June. Its compact stems are usually not harmed by the frequent grass fires.


A beautiful ground orchid with potatoe like tubers, which also escape grass fires, is Eulophia spectabilis. Its leaves and flowers appear after the first strong rains in June.


This epiphytic species might be Coelogyne prolifera, but requires taxonomic verification.


An overview of the project site of the Orchid Recovery Project.


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TianZi BIODIVERSITY RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTRE
Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

© 2000 - today

 

Other ways to support our protection efforts:

Make our Biodiversi-Tea known to international trade: send this file to a tea trader

 

These are the orchids that grow in our tea mountains:


Orchids from China


MAY WE PLEASE REQUEST YOUR SUPPORT

Please support our protection efforts in the orchid mountains of Xishuangbanna. Your donation is used to protect mother plants and to re-introduce orchids to depleted areas:

 

THANK YOU SO MUCH

The TianZi team