Our Stories

20 February 2004
Sweden has become the first European country to join the International Model Forest Network, extending the IMFN’s presence to five continents. Leif Jougda, a land-use expert with the National Board of Forestry in Sweden, submitted a proposal to the IMFN Secretariat in May of 2003 on...
20 February 2004
Announcements/Upcoming 2003-11-12 10th Latin American Model Forest to Join IMFN--New Senior Project Officer for Asia at IMFNS--Model Forests Profiled in FAO Publication--Asian Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop Bringing our message to the World: IMFN at the XII World Forestry Congress...
26 November 2003
Bill White, Mike PatriquinThis document is located on the FAO web site. IMFNS is not responsible for content found on external sites.Web site (URL) : http://www.fao.org/docrep/article/wfc/xii/0398-c1.htm
26 November 2003
Dr. John NaysmithThis document is located on the FAO web site. IMFNS is not responsible for content found on external sites.Web site (URL) : http://www.fao.org/docrep/article/wfc/xii/0399-c3.htm
26 November 2003
Martin Von MirbachThis document is located on the FAO web site. The IMFNS is not responsible for content found on external sites.Web site (URL) : http://www.fao.org/docrep/article/wfc/xii/0372-b1.htm
18 November 2003
A New Communications Service of the International Model Forest Network Secretariat 2001-10-12 Voluntary Papers for the World Forestry Congress 2003 - Deadline extended 2002-10-15     Document(s)   A...
12 November 2003
From September 30 – October 6, immediately following the XII World Forestry Congress in Quebec City, Canada, IMFN partners, members and staff from around the world traded their dress shoes for hiking boots and set out on a tour of four Canadian model forests.[The trip] provided a concrete...
12 November 2003
10th Latin American Model Forest to Join IMFNNew Senior Project Officer for Asia at IMFNSModel Forests Profiled in FAO PublicationAsian Monitoring and Evaluation Workshop10th Latin American Model Forest to Join IMFNCosta Rica officially joins the International Model Forest Network on December 5,...
12 November 2003
Pioneering approach generates new interest and opportunitiesPartnerships. Just about everywhere you went during the XII World Forestry Congress people were talking about partnerships as the key to sustainable forest management (SFM)—a concept model forests have been advocating and practicing...
21 October 2003
Invited paper by RMFC-LAC Chair Juan Carlos Collarte is now on-line. Get it…
25 August 2003
In forestry circles, environmental conservation and economic progress have generally seemed diametrically opposed--conservation initiatives often facing opposition for fear that they may affect livelihood opportunities and vice versa. But it doesn't have to work that way. As model forests have...
25 August 2003
From July 6 - 18, 2003, International Model Forest Network (IMFN) representatives had the opportunity to travel to Futaleufú and Formosa in Argentina to review the status and progress of model forests there. It was the first IMFN visit to Argentina since the Regional Model Forest Centre for...
18 June 2003
From September 21 - 26, 2003, the International Model Forest Network (IMFN) will be in Quebec City to participate in the World Forestry Congress, the largest international gathering of key players in the forest sector. There, more than 5 000 government representatives, researchers, NGOs and...
18 June 2003
Plans to establish the first African model forest are underway and preliminary reports from an inaugural workshop in Cameroon look encouraging. Because the sustainable management of natural resources is an issue that extends beyond national boundaries, it is hoped that a Cameroonian model forest...
18 June 2003
The first official consultation toward establishing a regional model forest centre for Asia took place in Hua Hin Thailand, on May 21 and 22. The meeting was attended by representatives from Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia (with regrets from China, due to SARS), as well as institutions and...