Our Stories

18 June 2003
On March 27, 2003, Peter Besseau, then Acting Executive Director, IMFNS and Mr. Frank Pinto, UNDP-GEF (Global Environmental Facility) Executive Coordinator for UNDP, signed a Global Framework Agreement for Joint Networking Activities.The open-ended agreement is intended to facilitate opportunities...
18 June 2003
The IMFN Secretariat has finally revamped its web site! Some of the changes you will notice include:Improved layout and designMore intuitive navigationNew contentKey information presented upfrontWe have also modified our URL making it easier to remember. Just type in http://www.imfn.net and you...
18 June 2003
The IMFNS is pleased to announce that three of its staff positions have now been filled! After 14 months acting in the position, Peter Besseau is the new Executive Director of the Secretariat, bringing years of valuable experience to the job. Peter earned his B.A. Honours at Queen’s...
02 June 2003
June 5 is UN World Environment Day. Visit the United Nations Environment Programme web site for more information.http://www.unep.org/wed/2003/
11 December 2002
Dear members and friends of the International Model Forest Network,The IMFN Secretariat is pleased to announce the launch of a new communications service to help increase awareness of and interest in the activities of IMFN members. Over the next few months, the Secretariat will publish at regular...
11 December 2002
John EberleeForests are vital safety nets for people around the world — a message that needs to be put on the global policy agenda, says the new Director General of the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), based in Bogor, Indonesia.According to David Kaimowitz, hundreds of...
11 December 2002
When Sylvain Legault applied to CUSO to serve as an international cooperant, he knew little about model forests. But after learning about the possibility of a posting in the Chiloé Model Forest in Chile, he soon became an avid surfer of the IMFN web site. And when CUSO offered him the post,...
11 December 2002
The International Model Forest Network Secretariat (IMFNS) and CUSO have agreed to work together and seek opportunities for cooperation to promote sustainable development around the world.According to a Memorandum of Agreement signed on December 12, 2001, the IMFNS and CUSO will jointly identify...
11 December 2002
In June 2000, a small delegation of Manitoba teachers and students traveled to Windsor, Ontario to present their Monarch butterfly (Danaus plexippus) Internet project at the annual Summit of the Organization of American States (OAS). While there, the group met with Lloyd Axworthy, who was then...
11 December 2002
Martin von MirbachExecutive SummaryThe development of meaningful criteria and indicators (C&I) of sustainable forest management practices can often be a challenge given the diversity of interests involved in model forests and the variety of potential uses for C & I. Based on his experience...
11 December 2002
In central Saskatchewan, the Montreal Lake Cree Nation has had a history of friction with its non-aboriginal neighbours. When the Canadian government established Prince Albert National Park, this First Nation community was removed from its traditional home within the park's boundaries to a reserve...
05 December 2002
The XII World Forestry Congress will be held in Quebec City, Canada from September 21 through 28, 2003. Jointly organized by the Department of Natural Resources Canada, and the Quebec Ministry of Natural Resources, in collaboration with the FAO (the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization...
05 December 2002
Please note that the deadline to submit a voluntary paper to the XII World Forestry Congress (WFC) has been extended to November 15, 2002 in order to give authors more time to produce papers of quality. We invite you to consult the Congress web site at www.wfc2003.org for more information on the...
05 December 2002
SANTIAGO CHILE, OCTOBER 15, 2002 - Following 18 months of consultation and development, the International Model Forest Network Secretariat (IMFNS) and its regional partners have established the Regional Model Forest Centre for Latin America and the Caribbean (RMFC-LAC) in Santiago, Chile. The RMFC-...
05 December 2002
OCTOBER 15, 2002 - The establishment of the RMFC for Latin America and the Caribbean is the culmination of several regional consultations over the past 18 months aimed at consolidating a growing base of Model Forest activity within the region and to prepare the groundwork for further expansion....