Who's Who

TEAKNET Secretariat

Kerala Forest Reserach Institute 

Peechi- 680653, Kerala,India 





International Steering Committee

Lars Graudal- Chairman, TEAKNET

Research Leader, Tropical Trees and Landscapes

Forest & Landscape Denmark (FLD)

University of Copenhagen,Denmark


Tel:    +45 35 33 16 16

Mob:   +45 30 66 35 20 

Email: lgr@life.ku.dk

Web:  http://www.sl.life.ku.dk/

Walter Kollert

Planted Forests Officer (Retd.), FAO

Director, WaKa-Forest Investment Services AG

Largo do Sol Posto 7, 4° esq.,8000-150 Faro, Portugal 


Tel: 00351-289155303

Mob: 00351-911508360

Email: Walter.kollert@gmail.com

web: http://www.waka-fis.ch/ 


Markku Kanninen

Director, Vikki Tropical Resources Institute (VITRI)

University of Helsinki, Finland


Tel:  +358 9 191 58133

Fax: +358 9 191 58100

Email: markku.kanninen@helsinki.fi

Web:  http://www.helsinki.fi/vitri/

Hugh C.A. Brown CF

Director of Operations (Plantations)

Forest Services Division,

Forestry Commission, Accra, Ghana


Tel: +233-289-120030

Mob:   +233-244-798004

Email: hugh.brown@aya.yale.edu

Web:  http://www.fcghana.org/


Project Manager

Division of Forest Industry

International Tropical Timber Organization (ITTO)

Yokohama, Japan


Tel:  +81 45 223 1110

Email: tetra@itto.int

Web:  http://www.itto.int/



Timber Importers Association of India

Maharashtra, India


Tel:   +22 24077614

Mob:  +91 9821544225

Email: rtsomaiya@gmail.com


Michael KLEINE

Deputy Executive Director

International Union of Forest Research Orgnisations (IUFRO)

IUFRO Headquarters

Marxergrasse 2

A-1030 Vienna, Austria


Tel. : +43-1-877 01 51 -22


web: http://www.iufro.org

Kenichi Shono

Forest Resources Officer

FAO Regional office for Asia-Pacific

Bangkok, Thailand


Tel:    +66-2-697-4259

Mob:   +66 92-265-2086

Email: kenichi.Shono@fao.org

Web:  http://www.fao.org/


P.K. Thulasidas, TEAKNET Coordinator

Scientist, Wood Science & Technology Division

Kerala Forest Research Institute

Peechi- 680 653, Kerala, India


Tel:  +91 - 487 - 2690283

Mob: +91 9447890856

Email: coordinator@teaknet.org

Web:  http://www.kfri.res.in/

M.P. Sreelakshmy

Coordinator PR & Communications

TEAKNET Secretariat

Kerala Forest Research Institute

Peechi- 680 653, Kerala, India


Tel:  +91 - 487 - 2690396

Email: secretariat@teaknet.org

Web:  http://www.teaknet.org/

TEAKNET Bulletin

TEAKNET brings out a quarterly electronic newsletter (TEAKNET Bulletin) through its website. It is intended for circulation among the members of TEAKNET and other stakeholders around the globe. The Bulletin welcomes short articles, research results of non-technical nature etc. from researchers, teak growers and traders for inclusion as news items. To subscribe the online TEAKNET Newsletter, enter your email below.

TEAKNET/IUFRO Partner Event in the APFC Meeting


TEAKNET/ IUFRO Partner Event in the

27th Session of Asia Pacific Forestry Commission (APFC) 

25 October 2017,  Colombo, Sri Lanka


TEAKNET and IUFRO Teakwood Working Party (Div 5.06.02) successfully conducted the Partner Event on “Teak in Productive Landscapes: An Introduction to Global Efforts for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Teak Resources“ during the 27th APFC meeting on 25 October 2017. 


TEAKNET in association with IUFRO set up an Exhibition booth at the APFC meeting venue at Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH) from 23 to 27 October during the days of Commission meeting for greater visibility, interaction and communication with forestry community at large.






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