23 participants from 12 Asian and Pacific countries attended the second regional training course held in Binzhou City, Shandong, China, from 18-22 September 2017. The course provided an introduction to the principles of genetic conservation of tree species. It demonstrated the use of a Forest Genetic Resources Training Guide, a freely available, flexible tool for teaching and learning about FGR issues in formal and informal education, or on-the-job training. The training covered the development of species conservation strategies, genetic aspects in forest management, tree seed supply systems, and issues affecting trees found outside of forests.
APFORGEN is a regional programme and network with a holistic approach to the conservation and management of the Forest Genetic Resources (FGR) in the Asia-Pacific region
c/o Research Institute of Forestry, Chinese Academy of Forestry
XiangShan Road, Dongxiaofu No.1, Haidian district,
Beijing, People's Republic of China