Indonesian Environmental Leaders Visit the Southeast Regional Center
On November 18, the Southeast Regional Center (SERC) hosted 10 forestry and policy advocates and leaders from the country of Indonesia. Christopher Guadian, Sr. Operations Manager welcomed the group to Atlanta, and provided background on NWF along with an overview of the programs and work in the Southeast. Amadou Diop, Southern Forest Restoration Manager presented on forest management and restoration, a topic the international visitors have strong interest in.
Following the visit to the Atlanta office, the international guests toured the Chattahoochee National Forest in North Georgia, meeting with park rangers on the National Forest’s diverse ecosystem and to see how awareness-raising efforts can impact positive environmental change.
The 18-day trip was sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Int’l Visitor Leadership Program and included stops in the Northeast, Detroit, Atlanta and Seattle. This trip allowed these working environmental professionals the opportunity to explore the connection between combating global climate change and protecting and sustaining the management of forests.
Image: Amadou Diop (right) presents to Indonesian visitors on forest management and restoration.