Working with forestry authorities and rural communities in Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Vietnam, the Conserving Rosewood genetic resources project will use in situ and ex situ methods to safeguard the genetic resources of three Dalbergia rosewood species of high conservation concern, namely Dalbergia cochinchinensis, D. oliveri, and D. cultrata. The project will develop novel, and strengthen existing, capacity for seed collection, seed source and nursery management, and associated value chain development. The project will build the capacity of rural households to generate livelihood benefits from sustainable use of these resources. The project is funded by the UK Darwin Initiative and runs from July 2018 to March 2021. Read more from this Workshop Report of the Project's Inception Workshop, held in Vientiane, Lao PDR, in September 2018.