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Ilomansti Model Forest, Finland

Campo-Ma'an and Dja et Mpomo Model Forests, Cameroon

Model Forest leaders are the forest company executives, government officials, academics and indigenous and community members who have made outstanding contributions to improving our forests and the lives of the people who depend on them. They champion local forest issues, help raise awareness of sustainability and work to support local communities, rural livelihoods and the environment.

Cork oak is an important tree species in the Mediterranean region with a total production of 250 500 tonnes of cork per year. Production of cork oak is threatened by the lack of natural regeneration, overgrazing, climate change, deforestation and fire. Since as early as 1990, there has been an increased interest in cork oak regeneration in the region.

Climate change is arguably the most important challenges facing the international community with far-reaching implications for poverty, economic growth and sustainable development. However, despite global governance frameworks and international climate negotiation processes, there is a need to implement measures at other scales (national, municipal, landscape, local, etc.).

The Colinas Bajas Model Forest covers 909 000 hectares in 10 provinces and 44 municipalities in the northeastern region of the Dominican Republic and includes Los Haitises National Park. The area is rich in biodiversity and is important for livelihoods of the region’s more than 700 000 in habitants.
On March 10, the Regional Model Forest Network for Asia (RMFN-Asia) will launch its 2015-2020 Strategic Framework during an all members' meeting in Lampang, Thailand.
Kodagu Model Forest partners with CIFOR’s Sentinel Landscapes program for long-term research benefitting forest-dependent communities in India

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