Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR). Lower Mekong Conservation and Development Project (Funded by the MacArthur F

18 - 22 Sep 2007,

This workshop will be held as part of CIFOR’s Lower Mekong Conservation and Development Project. The workshop, like the project, aims to gain a better understanding of the issues, synergies and tradeoffs of conservation and development at landscapes where a biodiversity conservation project is implemented by government or an international agency. The objective of the workshop is to bring together experienced personnel from conservation and development organisations working in five landscapes in Vietnam (Cat Tien NP, Quang Nam, Bach Ma NP, Tam Dao NP and Haong Lien NP) to compare the landscapes, threats and strategies of implemented biodiversity conservation projects.

The workshop will be facilitated by Terry Sunderland (CIFOR), Luke Preece (Charles Darwin University) and Manuel Ruiz Perez (Universidad Autonoma de Madrid). It will be an informal meeting to begin to compile information on thirty variables that have been selected to compare projects and landscapes. Resulting discussions about issues faced by organisations will be used to gain a better understanding of the situation and communicate between organisations.

For more information, please consult the following:
Project website, “Tools for Integrated Conservation and Development”:

Last year’s inception workshop, Vietnam:

Last year’s inception workshop, Cambodia:


The course takes place at the Cat Tien National Park. The course fee, that includes coverage of local transport, food, accommodation at Cat Tien National Park, and course materials, will be covered by CIFOR.

For all queries please contact: Feby Litamahuputty, CIFOR ( and Luke Preece (