In 1995, the " International Seabuckthorn Co-ordinating Committee" was proposed to be set up by 12 countries including China, Russia and Canada and in 1999, the official International Seabuckthorn Association (ISA) was established and the ISA Charter was formulated.
So much is going on now in the International Seabuckthorn arena.
So much interest and effort are being spend to understand Seabuckthorn and its uses.The 1st - 4th ISA Conferences were successfully organized in 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2009 with more than 150 participants involving 30 countries to promote the global construction and comprehensive utilization of Seabuckthorn.
Here's one by Dr. oz who was feature in Oprah.
For more information on research, development and promotion of utilization of Seabuckthorn,