Members

The Asia-Pacific Forest Invasive Species Network (APFISN) is a cooperative alliance of 34 member countries of the Asia-Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC). The network operates under the umbrella of APFC which is a statutory body of the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. The APFISN focuses on inter-country cooperation that helps to detect, prevent, monitor, eradicate and/or control forest invasive species in the Asia-Pacific region.

Australia

 

Technical Focal Point

Dr Paco Tovar 
Plant Health Australia
National Forest Biosecurity Coordinator

Emailftovar@phau.com.au

Policy Focal Point

Alison Roach
Acting Assistant Secretary
Plant Biosecurity
Biosecurity Plant Division

Email: Alison.Roach@agriculture.gov.au

Bangladesh

 

Technical Focal Point

Dr Md. Zahidur Rahman Miah
Divisional Forest Officer
Social Forest Division
Dhaka

Email: zahidur.acf@gmail.com

Policy Focal Point

Dr Md. Zaglul Hossain
Deputy Chief Conservator of Forests
Planning Wing
Dhaka

Email: dccf.plw@gmail.com

Bhutan

 

Technical Focal Point

Kinley Dem
Deputy Chief Forestry Officer
Forest Resource Management Division
Department of Forests and Park Services
Ministry of Agriculture and Forests

Email: kinleydem@moaf.gov.bt

Policy Focal Point

Dr Norbu Wangdi
Chief Forestry Officer
Forest Resource Management Division
Department of Forests and Park Services
Ministry of Agriculture and Forests

Email: norbuwangdi@moaf.gov.bt,

Cambodia

 

Technical Focal Point

Mr. Chang Phourin
Deputy Director of Institute of Forest and Wildlife Research and Development

Email: phourin@yahoo.com

Policy Focal Point

Ms. Vong Sopanha
Deputy Director General
Forestry Administration

Email: vsopanha@yahoo.com

China P.R.

 

Technical Focal Point

Ms Songling Wu
Division for Projects and Sciences
General Station of Forest and Grassland Pest Management
National Forestry and Grassland Administration

Email: chinasywu@sina.com

Policy Focal Point

Ms Shuang Qiu
Division for Forestry Pest Control and Quarantine Management
Department for Ecological Conservation and Restoration
National Forestry and Grassland Administration

Email: zlsfzc@126.com

Democratic People's Republic of Korea

Technical Focal Point

Dr. Jong Chol Ryong
Director
Forest Protection Institute
Academy of Forest Science Ministry of Land and Environment Protection

c/o FAO DPR Korea Office

http://www.fao.org/democratic-peoples-republic-of-korea/fao-in-dpr-korea/our-team/en/

Policy Focal Point

Mr. Kim Yong Il
Senior Officer
General Bureau of Forestry
Ministry of Land and Environment Protection

c/o FAO DPR Korea Office

http://www.fao.org/democratic-peoples-republic-of-korea/fao-in-dpr-korea/our-team/en/

Fiji

 

Technical Focal Point

Mere Vukialau
Senior Scientific Officer
Forestry Research
Ministry of Forestry

Email: vukialau.mere3189@gmail.com

Policy Focal Point

Tevita Bulai
Director Timber Utilization Research
Ministry of Forestry

Email: bulaitevita@gmail.com;

 

France

Technical Focal Point

Nomination Pending

Policy Focal Point

Nomination Pending

India

 

Technical Focal Point

Dr T V Sajeev
Senior Principal Scientist
Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI)

Emailtvsajeev@gmail.com

Policy Focal Point

Mr Rohit Tiwari
Inspector General of Forests (Forest Policy)
MoEFCC, New Delhi

Emailigf.wl-mef@nic.in

Indonesia

 

Technical Focal Point

Dr Ir. Titiek Setyawati
Ministry of Environment and Forestry Research
Development and Innovation Agency

Email: titiek2962@gmail.com

Policy Focal Point

Dr. Ichwan Muslih
Ministry of Environment and Forestry
Directorate General of Conservation on Natural Resources and Ecosystem

Email: ichwanmuslih@gmail.com

Japan

 

Technical Focal Point

Nomination Pending

Policy Focal Point

Nomination Pending

Kiribati

Technical Focal Point

Nomination Pending

Policy Focal Point

Nomination Pending

Lao PDR

 

Technical Focal Point

Nomination Pending

Policy Focal Point

Nomination Pending

Malaysia

Technical Focal Point

Ms. Ong Su Ping
Research Officer
Forest Research Institute Malaysia 

Email: ongsuping@frim.gov.my

Policy Focal Point

Dato' Haji Zahari bin Ibrahim
Deputy Director General of Forestry, Peninsular Malaysia (Policy & Planning)
Forestry Department of Peninsular Malaysia

Email: zahari@forestry.gov.my

Maldives

 

Technical Focal Point

Hassan Shuabee 
Assistant Director
Ministry of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture

Email: hassan.shuabee@fishagri.gov.mv

Policy Focal Point

Mr. Hussain Faisal
Assistant Director
Ministry of Fisheries, Marine Resources and Agriculture

Email: hussain.faisal@fishagri.gov.mv

Mongolia

 

Technical Focal Point

Nomination Pending

Policy Focal Point

Nomination Pending

Myanmar

 

Technical Focal Point

Ms Wah Wah Linn
Forest Research Institute
Forest Department
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation

Email: wahwahlinn48@gmail.com

Policy Focal Point

Mr Ngwe Thee
Deputy Director
Forest Research Institute
Forest Department
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation

Email: ngwethee@gmail.com

Nepal

 

Technical Focal Point

Ms. Sunita Ulak
Research Officer
Forest Research and Training Centre

Email: sunitaulak@gmail.com

Policy Focal Point

Mr. Megh Nath Kafle
Director General
Forest Research and Training Centre

Email: mkafle1@hotmail.com

New Zealand

 

Technical Focal Point

Dr Nicolas Meurisse
B3 Theme leader
Entomology
SCION

Email: nicolas.meurisse@scionresearch.com

Policy Focal Point

Rory MacLellan
Principal Advisor
Plant Health Biosecurity Surveillance Incursion & Investigation
Ministry for Primary Industries

Email: rory.maclellan@mpi.govt.nz

Pakistan

Technical Focal Point

Mukhtiar Ali Mirbahar
Assistant Inspector General of Forests
Ministry of Climate Change

Email: mukhtiar.mocc@gmail.com

Policy Focal Point

Dr Rizwan Irshad
Deputy Director (Biodiversity)

Email:  canidcon@yahoo.com

Papua New Guinea

 

Technical Focal Point

Mr. Tiberius Jimbo
Forest Research Institute

Email: tjimbo@fri.pngfa.gov.pg

Focal Point

Mr. Alois Jenkihau
Policy Officer
PNG Forestry Authority

Email: ajenkihau@pngfa.gov.pg

Philippines

 

Technical Focal Point

Dr Maria Lourdes Q. Moreno
Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau

Email: mqmoreno@yahoo.com

Policy Focal Point

Ms Ina Karissa Tobias
Forest Management Bureau

Email: tobias.ikd@gmail.com

Republic of Korea

 

Technical Focal Point

Ms Han Hye-Rim
Forest Insect Pests and Diseases Division
National Institute of Forest Science

Email: hrhan123@korea.kr

Policy Focal Point

Ms Cho Kyeong Eun
Forest Environment Conservation Division
Korea Forest Service

Email: ckeun89@korea.kr

Russian Federation

Technical Focal Point

Denis Izotov
Scientific Secretary
Forest Research Institute of Far East

Email: dvniilh@gmail.com

Policy Focal Point

Dr Ulyana Chernova
Federal Forestry Agency

Email: uliana_vasilieva@mail.ru

Samoa

 

Technical Focal Point

Ms Elizabeth Kerstin
Principal Forestry Research and Development Officer
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Email: elizabeth.kerstin83@gmail.com

Policy Focal Point

Ms Susau Siolo
Principal Forestry Policy and Planning Officer
Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment

Email: usau.siolo@mnre.gov.ws

Sri Lanka

Technical Focal Point

Dr K M A Bandara
Addl. Conservator General of Forests (Research and Education)
Forest Department

Email:  addcgf.res.edu@gmail.com  

Policy Focal Point

Mr Nishantha Edirisighe
Conservator of Forests (Biodiversity and Watershed management)
Forest Department

Email: eapnishantha@yahoo.com

Solomon Islands

 

Technical Focal Point

Nomination Pending

Policy Focal Point

Nomination Pending

 

Thailand

Technical Focal Point

Ms. Suwanna Umphauk
Royal Forests Department

Email: suwanna502@hotmail.com

Policy Focal Point

Ms. Weerana  Sompeewong
Royal Forests Department

Email: fbdentom@hotmail.com

Timor-Leste

Technical Focal Point

Nomination Pending

Policy Focal Point

Nomination Pending

Tonga

Technical Focal Point

 

Policy Focal Point

Mr Heimuli Likiafu
Deputy Chief Executive Officer (Head of Forestry)
Ministry of Agriculture, Food & Forestry (MAFF)

Email: hlikiafu@yahoo.com

Tuvalu

Technical Focal Point

Nomination Pending

Policy Focal Point

Nomination Pending

United States of America

 

Technical Focal Point

Dr Bruce Moltzan
National Program Leader
Forest Pathology
USDA Forest Service

Email:
bruce.moltzan@usda.gov

Policy Focal Point

Dr Beth Lebow
Science Advisor
USDA Forest Service
International Programs Office

Email: elizabeth.lebow@usda.gov

Vanuatu

 

Technical Focal Point

Mr Presley Dovo
Senior Botanist & Conservation Officer
Department of Forests

Email: pdovo@vanuatu.gov.vu

Policy Focal Point

Leisongi Bulesulu
Senior Plant Health Officer

Email: lbulesulu@vanuatu.gov.vu

Viet Nam

 

Focal Point

Nomination Pending

Focal Point

Nomination Pending