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10 June 2004
IMFNS is pleased to welcome Hannelore Walther to its staff. Hannelore will be replacing IMFNS Communications Officer Christa Mooney while she is on a one-year maternity leave. Hannelore has an MA in Applied Linguistics and over 20 years’ experience in the communications field. For the past 9...
10 June 2004
“How to” Guides for Model Forest CommunicatorsNeed tips on how to put together an effective PowerPoint presentation? Wonder how writing for the Web differs from other media? Need copies of the IMFN map? Check out our tools and templates for model forest communicators for all this...
09 June 2004
Asia-Pacific By all accounts, the joint Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) workshop, attended by some 30 participants from the Ulot Watershed Model Forest (UWMF) and the Samar Island Biodiversity Project (SIBP) from May 29 to May 31, 2004, in Tacloban, Philippines, was a resounding success....
09 June 2004
May 22, 2004, marked International Day for Biological Diversity and the 10th anniversary of the Convention it honours. This year’s theme is “Food, Water and Health for All.” Adopted at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) was...
08 June 2004
March 29, 2004 — IMFNS Executive Director Peter Besseau met with Canada’s Ambassador to Sweden, Lorenz Friedlaender to discuss the model forest approach to sustainable forest management and progress on model forest development in Sweden. The new Vilhelmina Model Forest is expected to...
08 June 2004
On April 6, 2004, the IMFNS and CUSO — a Canadian-based international development organization and one of the leading volunteer-sending organizations in the country — renewed their Memorandum of Agreement for an additional three-year period. The partners will meet in June 2004, to...
08 June 2004
The Model Forest Program is best known for bringing people together to work towards sustainable forest management (SFM) at a landscape or operational level. Today, the Dominican Republic is bringing in people from as far away as Chile to find creative solutions to its forest management challenges....
20 February 2004
In January of 2004, the IMFN and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) officially nominated Mette Wilke, Forestry Officer, Forest Resources Development Service of the FAO, to the IMFNS Board of Directors. The IMFNS looks forward to strengthening collaboration between the two organizations...
20 February 2004
Model Forest Publications Catalogue Now On-lineLooking for information on fire prevention and control in Russia? Need research results on strengthening the productivity of community development? The IMFN publications catalogue is now on-line! Check out our listings.If your model forest has not yet...
20 February 2004
A Canadian Model Forest is about to undertake an ambitious study that could fundamentally alter the way local indigenous communities and the forest industry interact.Bob Phillips, a Métis with 20 years experience in the oil and gas industry, has been hired by the Foothills Model Forest in...
20 February 2004
At the invitation of the Governor of Kyoto Prefecture, Mr. Keiji Yamada, IMFNS Executive Director Peter Besseau traveled to Kyoto, Japan from January 19 - 21, 2004, to discuss the possibility of establishing a model forest in the prefecture. The area under discussion includes Japan’s largest...
20 February 2004
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. The 150 000 hectare Rio Reventazón watershed area, the site of the newest Model Forest, encompasses three per cent of Costa Rica...
20 February 2004
On December 15, 2003, the Dominican Republic Model Forest Network and the 166 000 hectare Sabana Yegua Model Forest came into being. The Sabana Yegua watershed area, the site of the first model forest in the Dominican Republic, is home to more than 60 000 people. “The model forest...
20 February 2004
Pilot Training Initiative Enjoys SuccessIn the first two weeks of December 2003, the first Latin American Diploma in Participative Management of National Resources: The Chiloé Model Forest (ChMF) Experience was held on Chiloé Island in the far south of Chile. A total of 19 model...
20 February 2004
First Model Forest Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop HeldFrom Januray 12 – 16, 2004, about 30 representatives from seven Asian countries attended the first IMFNS/FAO-sponsored Model Forest Impact Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop in Lampang, Thailand. There, they gained an understanding of...