Workshop on the Identification of Information Gaps towards the SFM of Ramin and Thematic Programs to be included in the 2009 and 2010 Work Program of the ITTO-CITES Project – “Ensuring international trade in CITES-listed timber species is consistent with their sustainable management and conservation”.
21-22 January 2009 / Bogor, Indonesia
Continued and excessive exploitation of ramin (Gonystylus bancanus) could cause significant decline in population and severe degradation of its habitats. To prevent further loss of the population and degradation of the habitat, significant efforts should be made to promote the conservation of this species and restoration of its habitats and ecosystem. This workshop aimed to provide the necessary conditions through the identification of R&D status, information gaps and management options to achieve sustainable management and conservation of ramin in Indonesia. The objectives of the workshop were:
- To identify information gaps on resource base, production and trade of ramin to contribute to the achievement of the inclusion of ramin species into CITES Appendix.
- To identify administrative and legal requirements and other enabling conditions to achieve sustainable management of ramin.
- To identify thematic programs for ramin to be included in the 2009 and 2010 Work Program of the ITTO-CITES project.
- To prepare long-term strategy and recommended actions for SFM of ramin species.
- To ensure all relevant stakeholders are involved in the formulation of the long-term strategy and recommended actions for sustainable management of ramin.
1st Asian Workshop of the ITTO-CITES Program on Ensuring International Trade in CITES-listed Timber Species is Consistent with their Sustainable Management and Conservation: Gonystylus spp. (Ramin).
1-2 July 2009 / Bogor, Indonesia
The Forestry Research and Development Agency (FORDA), Ministry of Forestry Indonesia, with the full support from the International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO) and in cooperation with the CITES Secretariat, organized a “Asian Workshop of the ITTO-CITES Project on Ensuring International Trade in CITES-listed Timber Species is Consistent with their Sustainable Management and Conservation: Gonystylus spp. (Ramin)” at the IPB International Convention Centre in Bogor, Indonesia on 1-2 July 2009.
2nd Asian Regional Workshop on the Sharing of Findings from the Activities Implemented in Malysia and Indonesia under ITTO-CITES Project on Ensuring International Trade in CITES-listed Timber Species is Consistent with Their Sustainable Management and Conservation
1-4 December 2010 / Pahang, Malaysia
The Government of Malaysia successfully hosted a four-day regional workshop where a total of 61 participants attended. The objective of the workshop is to share results and experiences from the activities implemented under the ITTO-CITES Programme in Indonesia and Malaysia, including identifying and adapting relevant findings from the Indonesian activities by Malaysian and vice versa.