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MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel
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MINDANAO COURSE - ELTI & Rainforest Restoration / David Neidel

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  • 1. Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative and Rainforest Restoration David Neidel, Ph.D. ELTI Asia Training Program Coordinator Mindanao Rainforest Restoration Forum Malaybalay City, Bukidnon December 6–7, 2010
  • 2. INTRODUCTION TO ELTI • Joint program: • Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies  • Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute (STRI) • Capacity‐building and training program • Audience:  policy makers, government and non‐government,  conservation professionals, community members,  and private sector actors • Two geographical foci: • Neotropics, based at STRI in Panama • Asia, based at the National University of Singapore • To date, trainings held in the Philippines, Indonesia,  Singapore, and Thailand Version 4 corner only
  • 3. “FOREST CARBON” TRAINING PROGRAMS • National Conference and Training Needs  Assessment on Forests and Climate Change,  Manila ,with ICRAF • 4‐day regional training programs  on Forest  Carbon Project Development, Los Baños and  Davao City, with ICRAF • Two 2‐day Introductions to REDD for NCIP,  Davao City and Quezon City, with CodeREDD
  • 4. NATIVE SPECIES REFORESTATION • Train the Trainers program on Rainforestation conducted with Visayas State University • Leadership Program provides support to our  most active trainers • Taxonomy Training • Monitoring Trips • Other professional development  opportunities
  • 5. RAINFOREST NETWORK FORUM • Decided to work together as a united front  to further promote forest restoration and  the usage of native species in the Philippines • Revitalized the Rain Forest Restoration  Initiative (RFRI) • Developed an action plan to promote  Rainforestation in terms of advocacy and  increasing technical capacity • Current members include: ELTI, FPE, Haribon, NTFP‐TF, PEF, PNPCSI,  PTFCF, UPLB‐CFNR, and VSU 
  • 6. www.rainforestation.ph
  • 7. MAINSTREAMING NATIVE SPECIES‐BASED  FOREST RESTORATION • International conference:  held July 15–16, 2010, at UP‐Diliman with simulcasts at UP‐Visayas‐Cebu and  UP‐Mindanao • Scientific basis for native species  reforestation as well as the political,  economic, and social obstacles and  opportunities in the Philippines
  • 8. REGIONAL FOREST RESTORATION TRAINING • ELTI is currently developing trainings for forest restoration   in Indonesia and Malaysia • One of our goals is to link innovate efforts throughout the region • Training held from November 22–26, 2010 with FORRU  in Chiang Mai, Thailand • Participants from Philippines, Singapore, Indonesia,  and Malaysia
  • 9. Visit to Doi Inthanon National Park
  • 10. In the 1970s, Doi Inthanon National Park  was heavily degraded from: • Fire • Inappropriate forms of agriculture • Poppy cultivation for opium  production • Logging and forest degradation
  • 11. His Majesty the King gave suggestions about forest restoration “Study native tree species, then plant these species…” “…Do not plant exotic tree species.” King Rama IX of Thailand (circa 1970s)
  • 12. Lessons from Doi Inthanon:  1. Large landscape level rehabilitation is possible. 2. Native species are better than exotics. 3. Restoring ecosystem services through forest restoration is part and  parcel of regional economic development 4. The goal for regional development should be to develop multiple  income streams from sustainable land use management 5. To enact such a large‐scale landscape transformation begins with  vision and leadership. 6. Landscape rehabilitation takes time and the efforts must be sustained. 
  • 13. Native Species Reforestation in the Philippines: • Rainforestation as a scientifically‐based and proven technology  for native species reforestation. • DENR Endorsement of Rainforestation (MC 2004‐6) and  increasing level of field implementation • Increasing support from Academe, NGOs, Foundations and the  Private Sector (RFRI) • Compilation and wider dissemination of information about  Rainforestation through the website (www.rainforestation.ph) • Growing interest and involvement of LGUs To date, however, native species reforestation in the Philippines has  been relatively small‐scale. How do we scale‐up implementation?  There is clearly an urgent need (biodiversity, watersheds, climate;  people)!
  • 14. THANK YOU! J. DAVID NEIDEL Asia Training Program Coordinator Environmental Leadership & Training Initiative Department of Biological Sciences, National University of Singapore, 14 Science Drive 4,  Singapore 117543 telephone: +65 6516 5426 e‐mail: david.neidel@yale.edu website: http://www.elti.org

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