Our Stories
EcoAdapt photo forest and riverEcoAdapt photo forest and river
21 March 2016
This year’s goal is raising awareness of how forests are key to the planet’s supply of freshwater, which is essential for life.
Landscape restoration in LACLandscape restoration in LAC
15 March 2016
These projects are designed to support Initiative 20x20, a country-led effort to bring 20 million hectares of land in Latin America and the Caribbean into restoration by 2020.
Teatre maskinen teatre companyTeatre maskinen teatre company
22 February 2016
We highlight the work of Teatermaskinen (The Theatre Machine), an independent theatre group and partner of the Bergslagen Model Forest in Sweden.
Man harvesting marabou weedMan harvesting marabou weed
25 January 2016
Marabou weed, also known as the sicklebush, is a highly aggressive invasive tree species in Cuba. As 34% of its area is covered by the Marabou weed, Cuba’s Sabanas de Macanas Model Forest is tackling both the problem of its invasiveness as well as the opportunity it provides to improve local livelihoods.
Our Videos and Podcasts
Implementation of a  CC guidebookImplementation of a CC guidebook
The Canadian Model Forest Network tested the principles from the guidebook in two Aboriginal communities in Canada and in the Vilhelmina Model Forest in Sweden. Small communities in forest-based settings, are most vulnerable to climate change and we’re seeing those impacts from extreme weather events, such as forest fires and floods, by their front door. This video is in English video close-captions in English, French and Spanish. (click on the CC button below the video to access subtitles)
Our case studies from around the world
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These case studies present testimonials from Model Forest stakeholders around the world highlighting the International Model Forest Network’s ongoing contribution to the sustainable management and use of natural resources. The Model Forest approach improves landscape management by allowing people to define what sustainable development looks like for them and for their area. Through Model Forests, the people profiled here are making a difference.
Our Publications
Solutions of governanceSolutions of governance
The four case studies highlighted in this publication illustrate how Model Forests offer a valuable approach to sustainable landscape management through multi-stakeholder governance, knowledge generation and exchange, and the ability to address challenges at multiple scales.

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