Developing effective conservation and restoration strategies for Asia’s thousands of tree species requires up-to-date knowledge on the species’ distributions and the threats they are facing. The regional initiative "APFORGIS: Establishing an Information System for conserving native tree species and their genetic resources in Asia-Pacific" (2017-2019) was designed to help address these knowledge gaps. Based on information gathered from more than 40 organisations and individuals, the initiative has developed regional distribution and threat maps for 65 pilot tree species, and conservation planning approaches that can be applied also to other species of importance. This report summarizes the discussions and results of the project’s final workshop, held in Beijing, China, 21-23 October. The workshop brought together 28 experts from 14 countries and international organizations, to discuss the project’s results and their use in conservation planning.
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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