Resources

Links to FORRU Related Articles

Articles on FORRU’s collaboration with WWF Thailand Program with support from 
King Power  -
http://wwf.panda.org/about_our_earth/search_wwf_news/?112600/reforestation-depends-on-good-science-and-community-participation  

 http://wwf.panda.org/?122682/planting-trees-to-have-a-forest
 

 
Food and Agriculture Organization article about forest restoration in Northern Thailand using FORRU as an example -
http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/ac648e/ac648e0e.htm 

A paper by FORRU in the Proceedings of the South-East Asian Moving Workshop on Conservation, Management and Utilisation of Forest Genetic Resources. http://www.fao.org/docrep/005/AC648E/ac648e0e.htm 




 A case study on FORRU and forest restoration in northern Thailand.  -http://www.unep-wcmc.org/medialibrary/2011/05/24/241c807c/Thailand%20highres.pdf

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An article about FORRU's activities in northern Thailand on Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai website - http://www.chiangmai-chiangrai.com/reforesting_land.html

Read about forest restoration and frugivorous birds on the Oriental Bird Club website  -http://orientalbirdclub.org/frugivorous-birds/ 


The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds website is a great source of information on the conservation of birds, including FORRU's collaboration with them on the protection of the Gurneys' Pitta http://www.rspb.org.uk/ourwork/projects/details/198015-saving-gurneys-pitta-and-its-forest-habitats-in-thailand-and-myanmar



 Read the reports of the Darwin Initiative's project establishing FORRUs in Cambodia, Laos and China - http://www.darwin.defra.gov.uk/project/14010/



Resources about Forest Restoration

Provides background knowledge on the ecology of tropical forest restoration -
 http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/restoring-tropical-forest-97756726 

Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society featuring PDF links to essays about ecology of Thailand from 1914 to 2014. Including information about forest restoration in Thailand- http://www.siam-society.org/pub_NHB/nhbss_index_v01-10.html

An international site with regional specific blog posts about agroforestry. This blog provides information about the benefits of agroforestry and sustainability to farmers -
http://blog.worldagroforestry.org/
 
This site has foundational knowledge on historic ecosystems, degradation,  and methods and techniques related to restoration. Also provides links to restoration case studies, articles, and videos. Contains a database search for sources on ecological restoration -

http://www.globalrestorationnetwork.org/  


 

Other Forest Restoration and Conservation Organizations


Plant a Tree Today has a lot of information about deforestation and forest restoration, as well as education materials. The website has a focus on community development and climate change http://www.pattfoundation.org/index.php/

Pangfan Nature Observation Centre located in Chiang Mai province. Includes information about education, ecotourism, and community involvement http://pangfan.org/

Regional Community Forestry Training Centre for Asia and the Pacific (RECOFTC) provides articles about local peoples relations to the forest. Information about RECOFTC events can be found here as well - http://www.recoftc.org/site/ 

RFRI- Rain Forest Restoration Initiative (RFRI) is forest restoration organization in the Philippines. Focuses on conserving ecosystem services by working with forest-dependent communities - http://www.rainforestation.ph/


Forest Restoration Information Service (FRIS) developed by the UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre (WCMC) has information on forest restoration - http://www.unep-wcmc.org/forest/restoration/fris/default.aspx

LEAF implements sustainable forest management techniques and focuses on lowering carbon emissions in Asia’s Forests. This link contains resources such as news and events, which sometimes coincide with those of FORRU - http://www.leafasia.org/
 
International Center for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) website provides links to relevant publications, news articles, and events pertaining to agroforestry -

http://www.worldagroforestrycentre.org/

 Scientific articles on Tropical biology and research opportunities in field ecology. Website has links to books and papers on tropical ecology as well as information about conferences, events, and workshops -  http://tropicalbiology.org/


Forest Restoration and Ecotourism  

Responsible ecotourism trips that provide education on local culture and the environment. Specifically, information can be found on visiting Hmong people in Ban Mae Sa Mai -
http://www.tigertrailthailand.com/de/tcbt13-day-life-hmong-ban-mae-sa-mai-%E2%80%93-2-days 

Information about conservation projects in Thailand and Cambodia as done by Flight of the Gibbon, as well as links to eco-friendly tours -http://www.treetopasia.com/rainforest-conservation/thailand-rainforest-conservation 


Must Reads

Repairing the Rainforest. By Steve Goosem and Nigel I. J. Tucker -
Available in Flip book:
http://www.wettropics.gov.au/flipbook/index.html 

or PDF: http://www.wettropics.gov.au/flipbook/files/inc/73edf6105e.pdf

 

Wildlife Colonisation on Restored Tropical Lands: What can it do? How can we Hasten it and What can we Expect? By Nigel I. J. Tucker -
http://www.forru.org/extra/forru/PDF_Files/frfwcpdf/part5/p52%20Tucker%20Wildlife%20colonisation.pdf