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Activities > 1st Workshop of Asian Urban Forests Network (AUFN) for People & Environment

1st Workshop of Asian Urban Forests Network (AUFN)
for People & Environment

10-12 January 2023
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The 1st Workshop of Asian Urban Forests Network (AUFN) for People & Environment was successfully held on 10-12 January 2023 at Avante Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This workshop was jointly organised by National Institute of Forest Science (NIFoS), Asia Pacific Association of Forest Research Institutions (APAFRI) and Northern Research Station, Forest Service, USDA.

Opening address was delivered by Dr. Im Kyun Lee, Division Director of Urban Forests, NIFoS. It was followed by the congratulatory remarks by Dr. Ismail Parlan, Chairman of APAFRI and Dr. Mark Majewsky of of USDA.

The objective of the workshop was to focus on the present status of urban forests and cognition of street trees and urban forests in diverse environment of the city in Asia. This workshop was participated by 16 researchers from Korea, Malaysia, Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. The workshop was organized in hybrid where online participants could also join this event via Zoom application.

The workshop also included field visits which provided insights into urban forests development in Kuala Lumpur. Participants were taken to experience Forest Skywalk which is FRIM's second canopy walkway located at Kepong Botanic Gardens. After that, the group trekked into the Keruing trail, the oldest trail in FRIM which got its name from the Dipterocarp species (Dipterocarpus sp.) which are abundant along this trail. In the afternoon, the participants visited KL Forest Eco Park (formerly known as Bukit Nanas Forest Reserve or Hutan Simpan Bukit Nanas). The park is located right next to one of Malaysia’s most recognizable landmarks, the Kuala Lumpur Tower. On the following day, the participants had a pleasant day visiting Perdana Botanical Garden and KLCC Park.

The participants from APAFRI Members institutions:

1.   Mr. Wencelito Palis Hintural, ERDB, Philippines
Carbon Footprint Analysis Of Lapaz Plaza Iloilo City Using Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
2.   Dr. Ahmad Nazarudin , FRIM, Malaysia
Phenological Observation of an Urban Tree, Xanthostemon chrysanthus (F. Muell.) Benth.
3.   Ms. Retno Nur Utami, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia
Status of Urban Forests and Green Open Space in Indonesia and Its Management Implications
4.   Dr. Pham Duc Chien, VAFS, Vietnam
Urban forest in Vietnam: Status and the way forwards
Updated on 13 January 2023

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