The Latin-American Model Forest Network (RLABM), established in 2002 and whose management team is based at the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) in Costa Rica, represents the largest regional membership of Model Forests in the IMFN.
The RLABM’s strategic objectives are:
- Strengthen participatory landscape management initiatives promoted by Model Forests in the region.
- Promote the adoption of good practices of natural resource production and conservation validated in Model Forests within the Latin-American region and contribute to achieving sustainable development.
- Ensure the diverse needs, interests and experiences of women, men and young people in the landscape are an integral part of the design, execution, monitoring and evaluation of Model Forest policies, programs and projects in the region.
- Achieve an effective operation of the RLABM by allowing for the allocation of human and financial resources necessary to complete the proposed objectives.
- Formoseño Model Forest
- Futaleufú Model Forest
- Jujuy Model Forest
- Norte de Neuquén Model Forest
- San Pedro Model Forest
- Tucumán Model Forest
- Amazonas Tapajós Model Forest
- Caçador Model Forest
- Hileia Baiana Model Forest
- Mata Atlántica Model Forest
- Mosaico Sertão Veredas Peruaçu Model Forest
- Atlántida Model Forest
- Noreste de Olancho Model Forest
- Noroeste de Olancho Model Forest
- Sico Paulaya Model Forest
- Yoro Model Forest