- Carry out research to understand the forest flora, ecosystem and biological interactions in the LMFL.
- To evaluate and document the species diversity in the LMFL.
- To produce a geospatial map of plant species in the LMFL.
- To categorize and document all plant species identified in the area as rare, red data, medicinal and underutilized.
- To educate and build the capacity of the forest agencies and local communities on plant conservation.
- To establish an Important Plant Area (IPA) in the LMFL.
Everyday the world’s forest is reducing, species disappear, and the ecosystem is being degraded. Studying and documenting information about the forest is inevitable if we have to protect and conserve our forest species from extinction. Through research, we are able to develop new methods for sustainable plant utilization which is beneficial to the local people.
Research is a fundamental aspect of the mission of the plant component of ERuDeF. Our research is based on understanding the forest flora, ecosystem and biological interactions. Our results emphasize the relationship between species, species abundance, species distribution and species diversity.