This volume represents the proceedings of the International Conference on Ex situ and In situ Conservation of Commercial Tropical Trees held 11-13 June 2001 on the campus of Gadjah Mada University (GMU) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The conference was planned and organized as an activity of ITTO Project PD 16/96 Rev.4 (F).
This report provides a comprehensive analysis of the forest management situation in all 33 of ITTO's producer member countries. Using information submitted by the countries themselves and supplemented by data from a wide range of other sources, it addresses the policy and institutional settings in each country, the approaches taken to the allocation and management of resources, and the status of management of those resources.
Field practitioners recently exchanged views on the challenges of conservation in ecosystems that cross international borders. They agreed that transboundary conservation is a powerful concept, able to help protect biodiversity, reunite divided peoples, strengthen peace, protect catchments – and much more. The challenge, they said, is to make the concept work.
The International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO), the Wildlife Conservation Society and the Government of Congo are working together to protect the forest home of lowland gorillas and other threatened wildlife. Good intentions, put into action.