EET Species Conservation: Key to a Successful and Sustainable MMFR-AHP

Forester Emer C. Gestiada, University Researcher I (URI) of the Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems (MCME) of the College of Forestry and Natural Resources (CFNR), University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) presented a paper entitled “Forest Rehabilitation in Disturbed Terrestrial Ecosystem,” during the recently concluded workshop held in Chiang Mai, Thailand last November 28-30, 2018.

The workshop entitled “Regional Workshop: Domestication of Endangered, Endemic and Threatened (EET) Plant Species in Disturbed Terrestrial Ecosystem” aimed to provide better understanding of domestication of plant species for forest restoration purposes and to serve as a good venue for learning and sharing of experiences among the participants.

Highlighted during the workshop was the presentation of AFoCO ASEAN Member Countries on the AFoCO-funded forest rehabilitation efforts and accomplishments. Among the participants of the workshop were representatives from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Faculty of Forestry, Kasetsart University in Thailand, and the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand.

The Makiling Center for Mountain Ecosystems (MCME) together with Mae Moh Mining, Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM), and Korea Forest Service and Korea National Arboretum served as keynote speaker of the workshop.

A site tour in the Mae Moh Mining Site, with an ongoing restoration project of AFoCo became a major part of the workshop. The participants toured around the site to better appreciate the restoration projects and initiatives of AFoCO.


Photos Credit to: ECGestiada

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