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Man & Biosphere
11 December 2017
Partners in Ecuador’s Chocó-Andino Model Forest are working to get the landscape they represent designated a Biosphere Reserve under UNESCO’s ‘Man and the Biosphere’ program. Covering 124,296 hectares and located in Pichincha province, northwest of the capital city of...
BiofertlisantAMFN
04 December 2017
Since 2013, the African Model Forest Network (AMFN), in collaboration with partners, has been producing organic (or “bio”) fertilizers based on mycorrhizal microorganisms. Starting with a bio-fertilizer production center in Abong-Mbang, East Cameroon, this green social enterprise has...
Chene-liege Provence
22 November 2017
The region of Provence, France, was the theater of fires this last August, ravaging 8000 Ha. A strong drought and high winds are identified as factors contributing to the situation. Forest areas belonging to the Provence Model Forest have been affected. While the massifs of Sainte-Baume and...
GPFLR Logo v2
14 September 2017
Tim Christophersen and Catalina Santamaria have unanimously been chosen as the new Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of the Global Partnership on Forest and Landscape Restoration. The GPFLR warmly welcomes both and is looking forward to continue to strengthen the partnership under their...
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31 August 2017
PRINCE ALBERT MODEL FOREST Since the end of the 19th century, bison populations in North American have declined to near extinction. Populations of bison are now being re-introduced into parts of Canada, but there are still existing populations in decline. In the Canadian province of Saskatchewan,...
Catarata Gallito de las Rocas, Villa Rica
29 June 2017
29 June 2017 - The IMFN map changes again this month! As of June 2017, and as the Network celebrates its 25th anniversary, three new candidates join the list of Model Forests members. The latest additions are located in South America and Europe. Floresta Modelo Amazonas-Tapaj...
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...