Manglietia grandis - CE on the IUCN Red List. Credit Jackson Xu FFI

Threatened tree conservation to be highlighted at SCB Asia 2014

Posted on by David Gill
The conservation of Asia’s threatened trees will be highlighted at the 3rd Regional Conference for the Society of Conservation Biology – Asia section.

During one of the world’s largest conservation conferences (see SCB Asia 2014), a symposium dedicated to the conservation of Asia’s threatened tree species will take place on Thursday August 21st 2014, in Melaka, Malaysia.

Organised by the Global Trees Campaign, the symposium will cover different challenges faced by tree conservation practitioners in Asia, ranging from recovering species on the edge of extinction to training the next generation of tree conservationists.

Building capacity for tree conservation will be a major discussion point at the symposium. Credit: Lin Wuying/FFI.

Building capacity for tree conservation will be a major discussion point at the symposium. Credit: Lin Wuying/FFI.

With over 430 tree species Critically Endangered in Asia alone, the symposium will provide a much needed spotlight for threatened trees; arguing that efforts to conserve the wider habitat will alone not be enough to save them from extinction.

Speakers from China, Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam and the United Kingdom will put forward a range of approaches for increasing conservation action for trees before future directions are debated at a closing panel session.

If you’re travelling to Melaka for the SCB Asia conference look out for the GTC team and our symposium. We look forward to forming new collaborations with you in our bid to secure the future of the world’s threatened tree species.

Written by David Gill

Dave worked in Paraguay and Equatorial Guinea before joining Fauna & Flora International to work on their Global Trees Campaign. He provides support to several projects on the ground

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  1. Juan on

    David Gill, how can I be in contact with you?

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    1. David Gill Post author on

      Hi Juan, feel free to send me an email at globaltrees@fauna-flora.org.

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