The leadership of the Turks & Caicos National Trust is being hosted at Montgomery Botanical Center (MBC) this week. Ethlyn Gibbs, executive director, and Bryan Naqqi Manco, senior conservation officer, are in south Florida following an international meeting on Pine Rockland conservation.

While at MBC, Ethlyn and Bryan met with the MBC staff to plan future collaborative conservation projects focusing on palms native to the Turks & Caicos Islands (TCI). Comprised of many islands, rocks, and keys, TCI encompasses some of the largest uninhabited islands in the Caribbean. The Turks & Caicos National Trust seeks to safeguard the natural, historical, and cultural heritage of the Turks & Caicos Islands. Through collaboration with MBC, ex situ conservation collections can help advance this mission.