A new study by APFORGEN and partners reveals that the rich native tree diversity in South and Southeast Asia is at risk. What are the implications of the study for conservation and restoration practice in the region's countries? We sat down with APFORGEN experts Prof. Enrique Tolentino Jr (University of the Philippines Los Baños), Vilma Bodos (Forest Department Sarawak, Malaysia) and Dr Wichan Eiadthong* (University of Kasetsart, Thailand) to hear their thoughts.
*The video was recorded in October 2019. Dr Eiadthong passed away in 2020 and his valuable contributions to taxonomy of forest species continue to be missed.