Sustainable Forest Rehabilitation and Management for the Conservation of Trans-boundary Ecological Security in Montane Mainland Southeast Asia– Pilot Demonstration Project of Lao PDR, Myanmar and China/Yunnan (SFR-MMSEA)
United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS)
TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE PARTNERS
The Yunnan Academy of Forestry (YAF), China
The National Agriculture and Forestry Research Institute (NAFRI), Lao PDR
The Forest Research Institute (FRI), Myanmar
36 months, 1 Jan 2013 to 31 Dec 2015
project site MAP
The goal is to create new knowledge and alternative options for community-based sustainable forest rehabilitation and management for up-scaling and replication in the wider MMSEA region in order to improve upland people’s livelihoods and safeguard the trans-boundary ecological security in MMSEA.
1) Identify and adapt the best practice for forest rehabilitation in the target areas and around the MMSEA;
Experiment and demonstrate good practice for forest rehabilitation, especially use of locally preferred, rare and endangered native tree species as well as local knowledge;
Develop capacity in sustainable forest rehabilitation and reach out to farmers and policy makers;
Integrate project lessons and network with other initiatives for a regional strategy on sustainable forest rehabilitation for wider replication in MMSEA.
Knowledge of ecological, social, cultural and economic processes associated with forest degradation and rehabilitation in pilot sites is enhanced;
Replicable and adaptable model for community-based rehabilitation of degraded forests practices and related toolkits are developed and demonstrated at pilot sites.
Capacity of different target groups including local communities and authorities, and young researchers in sustainable rehabilitation and management of degraded forests through tailored made capacity building programmes is strengthened.
Strategies and mechanisms for up-scaling the effective practices on sustainable rehabilitation and management of degraded forests are developed and disseminated.