International Conference on wetland forests in Brunei

Wetlands International is co-hosting an international conference to promote sustainable management of Brunei’s peat forests and mangrove forests on 22-23 March at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam. The event is organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources of Brunei Darussalam through the Forestry Department and is organised in conjunction with this year’s World Forestry Day celebrations on 21 March 2012.

There will be 14 papers presented, divided into 3 Plenary Sessions:
Plenary Session 1: Roles and Values of Wetland Forest in Relation to the Global Agenda
Plenary Session 2: Opportunities in Conserving Wetland Forest Values.
Plenary Session 3: Strengthening Network and Collaboration – R&D Opportunities
Speakers include: representatives from Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, The Netherlands and United Kingdom. Download the tentative programme for an overview of all speakers.


Further reading about peatlands and mangroves: