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Scientific Publication Project "Keep Asia Green"

A critical analysis of past and ongoing forest rehabilitation and restoration efforts in the Asia Pacific region

Four ‘Keep Asia Green’ volumes - published in the IUFRO World Series Vol. 20 I-IV - address rehabilitation and restoration issues of high concern in the Southeast Asia (Vol. I), Northeast Asia (Vol. II), South Asia (Vol. III), and West and Central Asia (Vol. IV) regions. The books are intended as a source of sound information for investors, policy-makers and the general public interested in the rehabilitation and restoration of forest ecosystems in the region.  The full series of scientific publications are now available for download.

This scientific publication project, led by Professor Don Koo LEE, Minister of the Korea Forest Service and Professor at the Seoul National University (SNU), has spanned over a period of several years, starting in early 2006.  It has brought together around 100 forest scientists from the various regions in Asia Pacific, who jointly produced state-of-the-art assessments addressing major issues such as the status of forests in Asia Pacific, causes of forest degradation, and past and current rehabilitation efforts and achievements.  But the book series also critically analyses national capacities in forest rehabilitation, existing research and education programmes on forest rehabilitation, and past and future initiatives to strengthen rehabilitation efforts.

IUFRO-SPDC is most grateful especially to Yuhan Kimberly Ltd. for providing the basic funding for this project throughout the whole period.

For more information about regional project activities please go to the respective sub-region:

                          Southeast Asia     Northeast Asia     South Asia

                                          West and Central Asia