New Publication on Sustainable Forest Management by the IUCN and CBD

The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) and IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature) have published a Good Practice Guide on Sustainable Forest Management: Biodiversity and Livelihoods.

IUCN and the CBD Secretariat hope that the guide will support governments, development agencies, businesses, and non-governmental organizations in their efforts to ensure that biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction are supported concurrently, as well as in the context of reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD).

The guide includes references to, and examples from, relevant work by members of the Collaborative Partnership on Forests (CPF), for example the ITTO/IUCN guidelines for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity in tropical timber production forests. The guide also contains a PowerPoint presentation template for training purposes.
More information: http://www.cbd.int/forest/