The2nd Stakeholder Meeting of the regional project titled “Domestication of Endangered, Endemic and Threatened Plant Species in Disturbed Terrestrial Ecosystem in Malaysia and Thailand” (AFoCo/010/2016) was held on 8th March 2017 at Phang-Nga Forestry Research Station, Takuapa, Phang-Nga, Thailand. The main objectives of this Meeting were to publicize the project to local people and to listen to their views of future forest that they desire.
The Meeting was attended by 35 stakeholders from various occupations such as local people around the research station, station officers, village headman, and professors from Kasetsart University.
During the opening session Dr. Kobsak Wanthongchai, Deputy Dean of faculty of Forestry Kasetsart University, presented his welcome address to the participants. Dr. Kongsak Meekeaw, Director of Silvicultural Research division, Royal Forest Department, and a project committee member, in his remark, expressed his appreciation to the organizing committee and all participants for making the meeting happen. He wished the meeting and the project implementation a fruitful success and declared the meeting officially opened.
During the meeting the participants had an opportunity to listen to presentation on a background and reclamation of the ex-tin mine area at the research station by Mr. Wasun Jundang. The meeting was inspired on planting trees in such degraded land by watching the video clip on “Korea`s Way of Forest Management and Reforestation”. The meeting was then presented the Project background, objectives, and progress implementation by Ms. Chumnun Piananurak, the project manager and Mr. Somboon Boonyeun, project staff. The meeting presented their view on the future forest they wanted by drawing pictures and group presentation and playing games.
Figure 1 Registration for the Meeting.
Figure 2 Opening ceremony of the Stakeholder meeting chaired by Dr. Kongsak Meekaew,
Figure 3 The presentation on “reclamation of the ex-tin mine area” by Mr. Wasun Jundang from the Phung-nga Forest Research station.
Figure 4.Presentation of the project background, objectives and progress of implementation by Ms. Chumnun Piananurak and Mr. Somboon Boonyeun.
Figure 5. Group discussion and drawing pictures entitled “my forest in the future”
Picture 6 Visiting the demonstration plot and taking group photograph at the sign board.
Figure 7. Everyone is cheerfully taking part in a “5 minutes forest planting “ game. Without knowing that green card represents the planter, pink represents logging order, yellow is the ignorance, who place more cards does not mean the winner. If your group or village have a lot of logging order you may lose.
Figure 8.Group Photograph of the participants before closing