July 20, 2016, Rome, Italy—An agreement was signed today by Mr. René Castro Salazar, Assistant Director-General of FAO Forestry and Mr. Glenn Mason, Assistant Deputy Minister, Canadian Forest Service representing the IMFN Secretariat.
Latest Story: FAO and the International Model Forest Network join forces in applying landscape level SFM
Model Forests are based on an approach that combines the social, cultural and economic needs of local communities with the long-term sustainability of large landscapes in which forests are an important feature.
The 3 IMFN case studies focus on participatory governance models for conservation in a biodiversity hotspot in Ecudaor, landscape restoration in Rwanda, and moose conservation in central Canada.
Publication: Mainstreaming forest landscape restoration and biodiversity conservation: Mainstreaming forest landscape restoration and biodiversity conservation: Case studies from the International Model Forest
The Manitoba Model Forest is currently leading an effort to reverse a dramatic population decline in the moose population in Game Hunting Area 26, which makes up a significant portion of the Model Forest land base.
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.
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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.
The three IMFN case studies focus on participatory governance models for conservation in a biodiversity hotspot in
Ecudaor, landscape restoration around Lake Karago (Gishwati) in Rwanda, and moose conservation in central Canada.