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06 May 2005
Costa Rica’s Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre (CATIE) has hired Ms. Olga Corrales as the manager of the Regional Model Forest Network for Latin America and the Caribbean (RMFN–LAC). Ms. Corrales, who began her duties on May 2, 2005, is based at CATIE in...
10 November 2004
Over 30 million hectares around the world are protected by Model Forests—an approach that is spreading the seeds for sustainable forest management   The sustainable management of natural resources is no longer a utopian vision. It has become the everyday life in a Model Forest, an...
29 September 2004
There may be an ocean between the First Nations partners of Saskatchewan, Canada’s Prince Albert Model Forest (PAMF), and the Saamí partners of Sweden’s newly formed Vilhelmina Model Forest, but the two indigenous groups share one very important purpose: ensuring that their...
22 September 2004
The Foothills Model Forest (FMF) in west-central Alberta includes not only some of the most photographed landscape in Canada -- Jasper National Park, for example -- it is also home to a symbol of Canada’s natural heritage: grizzly bears. Gathering and disseminating information and...
22 September 2004
In the far southern 9th Region of Chile, the Araucarias del Alto Malleco Model Forest seems to be well on its way to becoming a model for sustainable forest management practices and, particularly, a model of participative management. On July 29, 2004, the burgeoning model forest (launched in...
22 September 2004
On August 5, 2004, British Columbia’s McGregor Model Forest Association announced it has formed a mentoring partnership to help aspiring Upper Sabana Yegua Watershed Model Forest develop a community participation structure as well as undertake other joint projects.
22 September 2004
On August 30, 2004, Mr. Hosny El-Lakany, Assistant Director-General, Forestry Department, FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) and Ms. Maureen O’Neil, President of the International Development Research Centre, on behalf of the IMFNS, signed a Memorandum of...
22 September 2004
New Workshop Highlights Costa Rica’s Strength in Payment for Environmental ServicesCosta Rica’s CATIE (Centro Agronómico Tropical de Investigación  y Enseñanza – Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Centre) will host a three-day workshop...
22 September 2004
Is the model forest approach to sustainable forest management right for France? Four third-year students in the Forestry Engineering Program at the École Nationale du Génie Rural, des Eaux et des Forêts, (ENGREF) in Nancy, France, spent six weeks in Canada this summer doing...
22 September 2004
Costa Rica’s Model Forest Getting UnderwayCosta Rica is expected to submit its proposal for the Río Reventazón Model Forest to the Regional Model Forest Network Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean (RMFC―LAC) Board of Directors when it meets in Costa Rica at beginning of...
22 September 2004
August 1, 2004, saw a change in leadership at the Board of Directors of the Regional Model Forest Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean (RMFC―LAC).Dr. José Joaquín Campos, Deputy Director General, Director Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and Latin American...
11 September 2004
Representatives from 19 countries will share experiences and promote this successful model for sustainable forest management. There are 40 Model Forests in existence on five continents with an aggregate land base of approximately 33 million hectares. In a world suffering the impact of...
01 September 2004
September 1, 2004News Release Ottawa, Canada -- When the countries of the Barents Region of northern Scandinavia and north-western Russia were looking at innovative approaches to enhance regional cooperation and achieve sustainable use of their forest resources -- among the oldest...
30 August 2004
August 30, 2004Media AdvisoryOttawa, Canada ― On September 1, 2004, at 19:30, Mr. Håkan Wirte´n, Deputy Director General, Swedish National Board of Forestry, will officially launch Europe’s first model forest ― and the newest member of the International Model Forest Network ― in...
10 June 2004
After many years of dedication to the pursuit of sustainable forest management through model forest development in Asia and globally, a valued colleague, Mr. Tang Hon Tat, is moving on. Throughout IMFNS’s partnership with the FAO these past five years, Tang has been an instrumental part...