Conserving Dalbergia

Intervention options for strengthening farmer participation in Rosewood seed supply chains in Cambodia

Supporting seed production by small private seed suppliers improves seed production and income opportunities


Spatially explicit threat vulnerability and conservation priorities for Asian Rosewoods

Rosewoods (Dalbergia spp.) are extremely valuable timber species. Over-exploitation through illegal harvesting has significantly reduced most of the species in their natural range. Here we propose in situ and ex situ conservation priorities for three endangered Rosewood species based on species distribution modelling and multi-threat assessment.


Guidelines for propagation of Dalbergia cochinchinensis and Dalbergia oliveri by grafting

Dalbergia cochinchinensis and D. oliveri are highly-valuable and severely threatened tree species with native distribution in the Greater Mekong subregion. This guideline explains a protocol for multiplying the species by grafting to support their conservation, restoration and sustainable use. The guideline is also available in Khmer from the Institute of Forest and Wildlife Research and Development, Cambodia.


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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,…


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…


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


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