Domestication of Endangered, Endemic & Threatened Plant Species in Disturbed Terrestrial Ecosystems in Malaysia & Thailand
Countries: Malaysia & ThailandDuration: 2016 - 2022 (AFoCO/010/2016)Budget: 5,293,919 USD
Goal & Objectives
The project primarily aims to develop and transfer domestication techniques of Endangered, Endemic and Threatened Plant Species in disturbed terrestrial ecosystems and biodiversity conservation in Malaysia and Thailand. As implementing countries, Malaysia and Thailand are expected to conduct the domestication model of these species and exchanging domestic technologies, knowledge, and experiences to ASEAN member countries through regional workshops, technical transfers, and publications. Specific objectives are outlined as follows:
- To establish a 12-ha domestication model for Endangered, Endemic and Threatened Plant Species in the selected disturbed terrestrial ecosystem; and
- To strengthen cooperation and exchange of knowledge and experience on domestication techniques, ecosystem rehabilitation and biodiversity conservation between Malaysia and Thailand as well as with other ASEAN countries.
Under this project, the domestication models of Endangered, Endemic and Threatened Plant Species will be established at the designated sites in Malaysia and Thailand. These models will play a crucial role in forest rehabilitation and biodiversity conservation in Malaysia and Thailand. In addition, other ASEAN countries will have the opportunity to learn the technique through regional workshops and site visits. Thus, the domestication techniques developed in this project is expected to be transferred, adopted and applied to similar context sites in the region in the future.
Malaysia & Thailand succeed in domesticating threatened plant species in degraded ecosystems