Category: Asia

Rob Finlayson

Rob Finlayson

Robert Finlayson is the Southeast Asia program's regional communications specialist. As well as writing stories for the Centre's website, he devises and supervises strategies for projects and the countries in the Southeast Asia region, including scripting and producing videos, supervising editors and translators and also assisting with resource mobilization.

Orangutan, nest, Tripa, forest, threatened species, deforestation

The cost of an orangutan’s forest

The Tripa peat swamp-forest in Indonesia is one of the few remaining Sumatran orangutan habitats but its situation is conflicted: it is designated as part of the Leuser Ecosystem Zone but also as ‘non-forest use’ and experiences persistent...

Landscape in South Sulawesi, Agroforestry and Forestry in Sulawesi (AgFor) project

The difficulties of choosing research sites in Sulawesi

It’s not easy selecting places for new agroforestry research sites when there are many agro-ecological and human factors involved, says Robert Finlayson   Recently, I spent several days in the mountains of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, looking at possible...

Landscape in South Sulawesi, Agroforestry and Forestry in Sulawesi (AgFor) project

The difficulties of choosing research sites in Sulawesi

It’s not easy selecting places for new agroforestry research sites when there are many agro-ecological and human factors involved, says Robert Finlayson   Recently, I spent several days in the mountains of South Sulawesi, Indonesia, looking at possible...

Canarium persimmon coffee system on sloping land, agroforest, Viet Nam

Creating complex agroforestry systems in Northwest Viet Nam

Inevitably, agroforestry is complex but some agroforests can be more complex than others, say Agustin Mercado and Lua Hoang Thi   Both the landscapes and human cultures of Northwest Viet Nam are complex. The landscape is mountainous, with...