Date: 22-23 March 2012
Location: Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
Venue: The Rizqun International Hotel
The objectives of this conference are:
- To promote sustainable management of wetland forests especially peat swamp and mangrove forests.
- To explore the economic potential of wetland forests through their wise use that contributes to the development of green economic activities.
- To facilitate information sharing (including for a database on wetland forests best practice) and networking among the participants, agencies and institutions.
- To encourage active involvement of relevant stakeholders as to formulate the integral and holistic approach of managing the remaining global wetland forests.
About peatswamp and mangrove forests in Brunei
Brunei is richly endowed with mangrove and peat swamp forests, which are among the high biodiversity habitats in the world. The peat swamp forests are the best remaining examples of this habitat left in South-east Asia and provide valuable water supply functions for the human population and industry.
Their interesting biological features offer potential for tourism development. They are recognized as important carbon stores, and their conservation and rehabilitation can contribute significantly to climate change mitigation and provide new business opportunities in the emerging carbon sector.
14 papers presented, divided into 3 Plenary Sessions:
Plenary Session 1: Roles and Values of Wetland Forest in Relation to the Global Agenda
Plenary Session 2: Opportunities in Conserving Wetland Forest Values.
Plenary Session 3: Strengthening Network and Collaboration – R&D Opportunities
Speakers: representatives from Brunei, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, The Netherlands and United Kingdom. Download the Programme for an overview of all speakers.
Further reading about peatlands and mangroves:
For more information:
Contact: Lee Shin Shin, Wetlands International in Malaysia.
Video clip on Brunei International Conference
Plenary Session #1:
Paper 1: Claudia Fenerol - Ramsar
Paper 2: Mahmud Hj Yussof - Deputy Director of Forestry, Brunei
Paper 3: Dr Shamsudin Ibrahim, Forest Research Institute Malaysia
Paper 4: Mr Marcel Silvius, Wetlands International
Plenary Session #2:
Paper 5: Dr Susan E. Page
Paper 6: Mr Stephen Rumsey - Paper not available
Paper 7: Dr Jurgenne Primavera, the Philippines
Paper 8: Mr Iwan Tri Cahyo Wibisono
Paper 9: Dr Aljosja Hooijer, Deltares
Plenary Session #3:
Paper 10: Mr Niels Wielaard, SarVision - Paper not available
Paper 11: Dr Charles Harvey, SMART
Paper 12: Mr Faizal Parish, Global Environment Centre
Paper 13: Dr Hjh Dulima Jali, University Brunei Darulssalam
Paper 14: Dr Jonathan Davies