South East Asian Tropical Biology Ecosystem is the mega biodiversity center of many plants, animals, and other exotic species. This ecosystem also plays an important role to sustain economical needs for the livelihood of the people living in the area. Nevertheless, population growth and human activities, land degeneration, deforestation, climate change, and unsustainable economic policy threaten the biodiversity and the function of the tropical ecosystem to sustain livelihoods.
The ASEAN Biodiversity and Conservation Network aims to achieve sustainable tropical biology development through an integrated approach and international collaboration. Therefore, this summer course is designed to improve sustainable development literacy and its importance to the conservation of tropical biodiversity in Southeast Asia.
In this trans-disciplinary lecture, participants will learn about tropical biodiversity; integrated approaches and methods in conservation; Sustainable Development Goals, policies, and agendas that influence the sustainability of tropical biodiversity.