Forest Restoration Conference – Bogor, Indonesia

Biotropica Director Nigel Tucker was a keynote speaker at the SEAMEO BIOTROP 2nd International Conference on Tropical Biology being held in Bogor, West Java in October 2015. The theme of the conference was ‘Ecological Restoration in South East Asia: Challenges, Gains and Future Directions’. Biotropica Australia provided financial support to the conference, along with other sponsors including IUFRO, World Agroforestry Centre, Thailand’s Forest Restoration and Research Unit, and the British Council. Mr. Tucker’s presentation ‘A spectrum of restoration options for West Java’ focused on the range of restoration techniques available to restore biodiversity in one of the world’s most densely populated areas.