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Learning from Each Other - AMFN
12 June 2017
A LANDSCAPE CONVENING METHOD FOR INTEGRATED LANDSCAPE MANAGEMENT IN AFRICA "Integrated landscape management (ILM) approaches are on the rise, and this is good news for Africa. Africa needs to make its economic and social transformation in ways that will be greener and significantly more...
Tiveden Church
25 May 2017
Inspired by international policy developments and a national strategy for long-term sustainable land use, Sweden developed a national forest programme in 2016. The intent is to increase wood and biomass production, but also to bolster biodiversity conservation and rural development. Sweden...
CSR Kyoto-Style
24 May 2017
In 2006, the Kyoto Model Forest Association (KMFA), a public-interest, incorporated association, was formed to serve as a catalyst for sustainable forest management activities under the supervision of the Model Forest Promotion Division of Kyoto Prefecture. These activities - together referred to...
Landscape Chocó-Andino Model Forest Ecuador
16 May 2017
This last 11 May, The Chocó-Andino Model Forest, as part of the Commonwealth of Rural Parishes of the Chocó-Andino Bioregion, won Ecuador’s top Green Prize for Sustainability, for local administrations of more than 100000 inhabitants. This underlines the group’s work in...
PAMF RCE Award May 2017
10 May 2017
On 3 May, 2017, the efforts of Prince Albert Model Forest in bringing together youth and elders to better understand landscape changes, to prepare youth for future careers, and to improve food security, were recognised. They are the recipient of an award, received at the Sustainability Awards...
PalenciaMFW
24 April 2017
24 April, 2017 - Participants at Mediterranean Forest Week (March 2017), including participants from the Mediterranean Model Forest Network & the International Model Forest Network, added their names to the Agadir Commitment to Improve Forest and Landscape Restoration (FLR), Land Degradation...
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07 April 2017
6 April, 2017 - The Eastern Ontario Model Forest (EOMF, Canada) has been selected by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) as one of seven sites around the world to take part in a leading-edge ecosystem services pilot project. Through certification, the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) promotes...
CMFN
05 April 2017
30 March, 2017 - The International Model Forest Network (IMFN) was notified last week of the impending dissolution of the Canadian Model Forest Network (CMFN). The CMFN began in 1991, with the launch of Canada’s Model Forest Program. Upon conclusion of the Model Forest Program in 2007,...
Bosque Modelo Palencia
29 March 2017
Palencia Model Forest was formally inducted into the International Model Forest Network, as a candidate-member during the Mediterranean Model Forest Network annual regional meeting, this last 21 March, in Agadir, Morocco. Scenery in Palencia With over 4000Km2 and comprised of 92...
Impact Notes 10
21 March 2017
In celebration of the International Day of Forests, 21 March, here is the newest edition of the International Model Forest Network’s bulletin, Landscapes in Action. It is the 10th edition, and the first for 2017, the year marking the IMFN’s 25th year. We highlight 4 impactful...
 Gemechu Bekele
21 March 2017
Representatives of the African Model Forests Network (AMFN), including Chimère Diaw, Executive Director, Joachim Nguiebouri from Cameroon and Annet Akeza Muhoozi, from Rwanda, participated in the African Landscapes Dialogue conference (ALD), March 6 to 10 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr....
diff harvest slider
31 January 2017
Lac-Saint-Jean Model Forest Agriculture and the forest industry have been going through difficult times for a number of years now in several of Quebec’s regions. The industry’s traditional business model, among others, is declining at a steady pace, and the agricultural sector is being...
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21 November 2016
Eastern Ontario Model Forest, Canada From the syrup we pour on our pancakes to the enriching features of our landscapes,   forests and forest products continue to be ever present in our lives.  Highlighted below are a few initiatives from the Canadian Model Forest Network...
FAO_signing
20 July 2016
PRESS RELEASE July 20, 2016, Rome, Italy—The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and International Model Forest Network (IMFN) Secretariat have agreed to strengthen cooperation to realize shared goals around innovative approaches to sustainable forest management (...
Moose
13 June 2016
Manitoba Model Forest, Canada The issue   Moose are the largest mammal in the boreal forest (weighing up to 600 kg) and the largest member of the deer family. They are an important component of the overall biodiversity found in the boreal forest, and a food source for predators such as wolves...