Programme: Day 2

Thursday 25 February 2021, 11:00 – 16:50 (UTC)

Note: all timings are in UK time (UTC). The exact timings and order may change slightly as more details are confirmed. Please visit these pages for up-to-date programme information. 

Welcome to Day 2

11:00 – 11:05 
Professor Alexandre Antonelli – Director of Science, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew 

Reforestation projects showcase session 1

Micro-presentations with Q&As

Chair: Dr Paul Smith – Botanic Gardens Conservation International, UK   

11:05 – 12:00
Dr Dominic C. J. Wodehouse – Mangrove Action Project, Philippines

Mangrove restoration: Recreate natural conditions to facilitate natural regeneration 

Anand M. Osuri – Nature Conservation Foundation, India 
Restoring tropical rainforest remnants in a human-dominated landscape: Insights from the Western Ghats, India 

Ubayd Gulamadshoev & Rasima Sabzalieva – Fauna & Flora International (FFI), Tajikistan 
Integrating threatened fruit tree conservation into a wider ecosystem and livelihood approach to fruit and nut forest conservation 

Daniel Vallauri – World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF), France 
The Fandriana-Marolambo landscape in Madagascar 

Ibrahim Mitole – Mulanje Mountain Conservation Trust, Malawi 
Restoring the critically endangered Mulanje cedar: The role of forest restoration in improving community livelihoods 

Alislam Said Musa Mutegeki & Godfrey Ruyonga – Tooro Botanical Gardens, Uganda 
Tooro Botanical Gardens, Uganda: Helping to meet our Bonn Challenge pledge in a way that benefits people and biodiversity 

Tereza Alves & Camila Sousa – Mozambique Agricultural Research Institute (IIAM), Mozambique 
Restoration initiatives to improve communities, livelihoods and biodiversity: A case study of the Djabula area

12:00 – 12:05
Short break

Session 4: Policy  

Panel discussion
Chair: Dr Liz Kimbrough, Mongabay, USA  

12:05 – 12:10
Welcome to session 4 

12:10 – 13:10
Panel discussion

  • Anja Gassner – World Agroforestry (ICRAF) & Global Landscape Forum (GLF), Philippines 
  • Bob Kazungu – Ministry of Water and Environment, Uganda 
  • Adriana Vidal – International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), USA 
  • Mangarah Silalahi – Hutan Harapan, Indonesia  
  • Dr Manuel R. Guariguata – Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) & World Agroforestry (ICRAF), Peru 

13:10 – 14:00
Short break and film: A dream of trees

Session 5: Forest regeneration – natural and planted  

Presentations and panel Q&A 

Chair: Dr Kate Hardwick, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK 

14:00 – 14:05
Welcome to session 5 

14:05 – 14:20
Dr Robin Chazdon – University of the Sunshine Coast & World Resources Institute Global Restoration Initiative, Australia 
To plant or not to plant: Predicting where forests can restore themselves 

14:20 – 14:30
Dr Karen D. Holl – University of California, Santa Cruz, USA 
Spatially patterned planting methods to restore tropical forest 

14:30 – 14:40
Isabella Tree – Knepp Estate, UK 

Natural regeneration: Changing a mindset 

14:40 – 14:50
Dr Tarin Toledo Aceves – Instituto de Ecología A.C. (INECOL), Mexico 
Restoration planting enhances recovery of cloud forest diversity

14:50 – 15:00
Obadiah Kisang – World Vision Kenya, Kenya
Promoting farmer-managed natural regeneration (FMNR) for increased forest cover and improved livelihoods in arid and semi-arid lands  

15:00 – 15:30
Panel Q&A 

15:30 – 15:45
Short break and film: Urban trees

Reforestation projects showcase session 2

Micro-presentations with Q&As 

Chair: Dr Paul Smith – Botanic Gardens Conservation International, UK  

15:45 – 16:40
Jessica Chalmers – WeForest ASBL, Belgium

Reversing land degradation and poverty through forest landscape restoration in Northern Ethiopia

Lee Schofield – Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB), UK 
Reforestation in the English uplands: Experiences from RSPB Haweswater in the Lake District National Park  

Lydia A. Scott – The Morton Arboretum, USA 
Enhancing oak ecosystems in the Chicago region

Dr Tiziana Ulian – Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, UK
Native tree seeds to enhance the natural capital of Mexican forests 

Hilary Brumberg – Osa Conservation, Costa Rica 
Tropical biological corridor reforestation to facilitate climate change resilience and conserve endangered and endemic biodiversity

Oliver Q. Whaley – Rainforest Concern, UK 
Restoring life and biodiversity to the desert 

Marina Tavares & Joël Boele – Black Jaguar Foundation (BJF), Brazil 
Large-scale ecological restoration in partnership with Farmers in Brazil  


Day 2 summing up

16:40 – 16:50
Dr Paul Smith – Secretary General, Botanic Gardens Conservation International 


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