The main objective of the symposium was to review the status of national efforts in conserving, managing and sustainably using forest genetic diversity (FGR) in the Asia Pacific region. It served as a platform for researchers and forest administrators to discuss and share information on conservation and sustainable use of the resources. Moreover, it was an important meeting opportunity for the 14 member countries of the Asia Pacific Forest Genetic Resources Programme (APFORGEN), namely Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam.
Conservation and sustainable use of forest genetic resources for climate change mitigation and adaptation was a subtopic of the symposium.
The programme was divided into five thematic sessions:
· Status of Asia-Pacific FGR
· FGR and biodiversity
· FGR erosion, impacts of climate change, and biotic and abiotic disturbances
· Community involvement in FGR conservation and management
· FGR conservation and management: Regional and national status, policies and strategies
Publisher: FRIM, APAFRI and Bioversity International
Publication Years: 2010
Publication Format: PDF
ISBN 13: 978-967-5221-38-5