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19 September 2005
Protected areas have long been recognized as valuable environmental resources: as benchmarks for scientific study; as secure zones for wildlife habitat; as tourist destinations; for their role in conserving biodiversity; and, for the valuable environmental services they supply, such as drinking...
19 September 2005
Latin America Bolivia has officially requested membership in the IMFN.  The Chiquitano Model Forest, the country’s first, will be located in one of the last dry tropical forest regions not only in Bolivia, but all of South America.  Located in the south-east of the country, the...
19 September 2005
Partners in the Manitoba Model Forest (MMF) have secured funding for the third phase of an international initiative to support indigenous exchange, health care and development . The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) recently confirmed that it would support the third and final...
19 September 2005
An important objective of Model Forests is to create a dynamic link between policy and practice as a way to improve both. The Forest Management Bureau (FMB) of the Philippines Department of Environment and Natural Resources is adopting and applying a strategic planning framework influenced by the...
19 September 2005
Rebecca KimitchTico Times (reproduced with permission) Pacayas de Alvarado, Cartago — Compared to the neatly trimmed rows of neighboring farms, Ricardo Montero’s one-hectare property looks, from a distance, like overgrown chaos.  A closer look, however, reveals the...
19 September 2005
Fisheries and Oceans Canada has honoured Dean Toole, Canadian Model Forest Network Program Coordinator for the Atlantic Region, with a national Recreational Fisheries Award.  Toole was one of five individuals and organizations acknowledged in 2005 for their work and dedication to developing...
19 September 2005
Araucarias del Alto Malleco Model Forest (AAMMF) in Chile welcomed Don Pedro Marihuan to its Board of Directors in May.  Pedro was democratically elected by the community of Lonquimay to represent the Pehuenche people. Don Garbriel Huaiqu, one of AAMMF’s founding Directors, was re-...
27 July 2005
From November 7-11, 2005 the International Model Forest Network met for the first time in 6 years under the banner of the IMFN Global Forum on Networks and Networking: Current Practice and Future Directions in the IMFN. Using the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the IMFN Secretariat, more than...
11 July 2005
Citing the need for participatory governance structures to address twin needs for economic development balanced with conservation and protection of threatened ecosystems as driving forces, Brazil has unveiled two new Model Forests.During a recent Regional Model Forest Network for Latin America and...
09 June 2005
Jujuy Model Forest contributing to sustainable management of mountain river basins Prolonged overexploitation of forest resources in Argentina’s Pericos-Manantiales River Basin, home of the Jujuy Model Forest, has intensified erosion, sedimentation and flooding caused by seasonal...
03 June 2005
4th Country Joins Latin American Model Forest Network 2004-02-20 Costa Rica officially joined the IMFN on December 5, 2003, bringing the total number of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean Model Forest Network to four... Ambitious Program Takes Root in Canada 2004-02-20A...
12 May 2005
Over 65 participants from across Canada gathered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in March 2005, to participate in a two-day workshop about the Aboriginal perspective on how to measure good forest management. At the workshop, representatives from Aboriginal communities, industry, woodlot operators, and...
12 May 2005
Argentine and Chilean Patagonia Model Forests held a two-day meeting in the Fall of 2004, in Esquel, Argentina, within the framework of the bi-national Treaty on the Environment and its Additional Specific Protocol on Cooperation in Forestry, to elaborate a joint work-plan proposal...
11 May 2005
In March 2005, the McGregor Model Forest announced that it will continue its work in the Russian Far East. With about US $827,400 from the Canadian International Development Agency (approved March 22, 2005) and US $137,600 from the Russian government, the Model Forest will provide further...
11 May 2005
On April 1, 2005, after a two-year secondment with the IMFNS, Richard Verbisky, senior program officer, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC)/Russia, returned to his position as a standards specialist at Public Works and Government Services Canada. The majority of Rich’s former...