Workshop Report: Conservation priorities for Asian tree species and their genetic resources

“APFORGIS – Establishing an Information System for conserving native tree species and their genetic resources in Asia-Pacific” is a regional project aimed at addressing these gaps in knowledge and thereby supporting the conservation and restoration of socio-economically important, native Asian tree species.

This report summarizes the discussions and results of the project’s second workshop, held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 18-21 March. The workshop brought together more than 30 experts from 17 countries and regional and international organizations, to validate distribution maps for the project’s target species and discuss their use in conservation planning. The workshop was jointly organized by Bioversity International, Sri Lanka Forestry Department and the Asia Pacific Association of Forestry Research Institutions (APAFRI), and funded by the National Institute of Forest Science of the Republic of Korea with contributions from the Government of Germany, the UK Darwin Initiative and the CGIAR Research Programme on Forests, Trees and Agroforestry.

Publication Format: pdf
Language: EN
Pages: 25

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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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Beijing, People's Republic of China