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.

The International Model Forest Network’s (IMFN) participation at the XIII World Forestry Congress in Argentina Oct 18-23 included several successful events demonstrating the role Model Forests have in addressing sustainability issues in forest landscapes both domestically and internationally.

From October 12-16, 2009, the International and Mediterranean Model Forest Network Secretariats travelled to Morocco in support of Model Forest development in Morocco's Province of Ifrane, located in the Central Atlas Mountains. Throughout the week the group met with stakeholders from government, forestry, agriculture, conservation, tourism, education, rural development, and other sectors. The mission also provided the opportunity to hold a first workshop with local stakeholders who demonstrated enthusiasm for advancing on Model Forest development.