Conserving Dalbergia

Conserving Rosewoods: Annual workshop 2020

Working with forestry authorities and rural communities in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam, the project "Conserving Rosewood Genetic Resources for Resilient Livelihoods in Greater Mekong" uses in situ…

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Reference transcriptomes and comparative analyses of six species in the threatened rosewood genus Dalbergia

Dalbergia is a pantropical genus with more than 250 species, many of which are highly threatened due to overexploitation for their rosewood timber, along with general deforestation. Many Dalbergia…

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Physiological responses of rosewoods Dalbergia cochinchinensis and D. oliveri under drought and heat stresses

Dalbergia cochinchinensis and D. oliveri are classified as vulnerable and endangered, respectively, in the IUCN Red List and under continued threat from deforestation and illegal harvesting for…

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MaxEnt modelling for predicting the potential distribution of a near threatened rosewood species (Dalbergia cultrata Graham ex Benth)

Climate change will affect ecological factors that influence species distribution patterns at different spatial and temporal scales. We applied MaxEnt to predict how climate change will influence the…

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Trainings on in situ and ex situ conservation strategies

Three national trainings on in situ and ex situ conservation strategies were organised in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Vietnam in March 2020, as part of the regional project Conserving Rosewood genetic…

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Training of Farmer Seed Suppliers on Tree Seeds Marketing, Cambodia

A training course was organized in Cambodia on the “Marketing of Tree Seeds and Seedlings” for community-based seed suppliers. The training was held from 8 to 9 January 2020 at two respective places,…

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Training-of-trainers on tree seed marketing in Lao PDR

A training-of-trainers workshop was organised in Lao PDR on marketing tree seed and seedlings, to support income generation from and planting of Rosewood species (Dalbergia spp.). The training was…

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Workshop Report: Conserving Rosewood genetic resources for resilient livelihoods in the Mekong

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.

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Workshop Report: Enhancing conservation and sustainable use of endangered tree species

APFORGEN has developed a strategy for 2017-2022 to support global plan of action in the region through collaborative efforts between member countries. A central focus of the strategy is to “Develop conservation and sustainable use strategies for regionally important and threatened tree species”. Working towards this goal, APFORGEN and its regional partners met in Kunming, China from 26-27 March to identify common interests, priority species and opportunities for collaboration over conservation and sustainable use of endangered tree species.

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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

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