The role of databases in promoting species distribution models

We spoke with Doctor Christian Elloran, a database specialist for the ASEAN Member States Regional Clearing House Mechanism, about how databases can help to promote species distribution models in…


Tapping in to local knowledge

We spoke with Professor Ida Theilade at the March 2019 APFORGIS Regional Workshop in Sri Lanka. Having worked on the management and conservation of tropical forests for the past twenty-seven years,…


Progressing with the strategy implementation – APFORGEN reports to the regional Forestry Commission

It has been one and half years since APFORGEN launched its new five-year strategy in 2018. How is the network progressing with its targets? APFORGEN’s Chair, Professor Zhen Yongqi, reports to the Asia…


Why conserve rosewood?

Rosewood have been heavily exploited in the Greater Mekong subregion, to the extent that they are now disappearing in the wild. A collaborative project between Cambodia, China, Lao PDR, Thailand and…


On forest genetic resources with a hundred years of experience

Asian countries are extremely diverse both in terms of biodiversity and socio-economic conditions. What motivates and sustains regional collaboration in this case? We had the opportunity to speak to…


New regional project on species distributions calls for contributors

Project APFORGIS supports species conservation by developing up-to-date distribution and threat maps and conservation guidelines


About us

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


APFORGEN Secretariat
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XiangShan Road, Dongxiaofu No.1, Haidian district, 
Beijing, People's Republic of China