A Knowledge Exchange workshop on ‘The benefits of riparin buffers in Sabah’, co-hosted by the Department of Irrigation and Drainage (DID), the Environment protection Department (EPD), the Department of Agriculture (DoA), and SEARRP will be held on 26th June 2018, in Kota Kinabalu.
The Sabah Forestry Department, in collaboration with the BALI project (Biodiversity and Land-use Impacts on tropical ecosystem functioning) of the Human Modified Tropical Forests (HMTF) programme and South East Asia Rainforest Partnership (SEARRP) and with support of the EU funded programme ‘Tackling Climate Change through Sustainable Forest management and Community Development’ held a training day on ‘High Resolution Mapping of Sabah’s Forest Carbon’ to develop capacity in Carbon Stock Assessment. The meeting included a discussion and practical session by Prof. David Coomes from the University of Cambridge on the science behind the Sabah Carbon map with suggestions and recommendations on how to update the map and measure forest recovery in the future.
The Human Modified Tropical Forests (HMTF) Programme will be holding a science focused knowledge exchange day on the 27th June 2018, at the Institute for Tropical Biology and Conservation, Universiti Malaysia Sabah. The aim of this meeting is to share and discuss results from the BALI, LOMBOK and ECOFOR projects with local collaborators, researchers and students alike.
The ECOFOR end of project meeting is planned for 29th November – 1st December 2017. It will take place in the beautiful location of Alter do Chao (Santarem, Para). Two intense days of talks and discussion are planned, followed by a field visit on the 1st of December and then some additional meetings related to continuing research projects in the Santarem area (PELD, Bio-Red, etc.).