The status of the Bogor Botanical Garden has been downgraded to a division. Its function as an off-site conservation area is under threat.
The Indonesian National Institute of Sciences (LIPI) should cancel its plan to downgrade the status of the Bogor Botanical Garden. The change from plant conservation center to plant conservation division technical implementation unit will reduce the role of the more than 200-year-old park to nothing more than a tourist site.
The change came into force when LIPI issued Regulation No. 1/2019 in January. In this reorganization, the division...