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    Voluntary guiVoluntary Guidelines for the Sustainable Management of Natural Tropical Forests
    Manuals & Guidelines
    December, 2015
    Global

    The Voluntary Guidelines for the Sustainable Management of Natural Tropical Forests constitute an international reference document for the development and improvement of national and subnational guidelines for the sustainable management of natural tropical forests. They also provide a reference on technical issues at the macro (landscape) and micro (forest management unit) scales.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2018
    Congo

    Sapelli (Entandrophragma cylindricum) and tali (Erythrophleum suaveolens) are among the most important timber
    species harvested from Congo Basin forests. They also host edible caterpillars, Imbrasia oyemensis and Cirina
    forda, respectively, which are important to the nutrition and income of rural and urban populations. This study
    evaluated the density of these tree species within a 10 km radius around each of 4 villages and in the 2012
    annual cutting areas of two timber concessions in the region of Kisangani (DRC). Sapelli and tali trees

  3. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2018

    How can we improve local livelihoods while maintaining forest biodiversity and strengthening sustainable forest management in a socially inclusive and just manner? These guidelines present practical strategies and field examples for the inclusive and sustainable extraction, sale and management of forest products, particularly NTFPs. They build upon the framework of the Community Biodiversity Management approach in which three outcomes are sought; (1) community empowerment and social equity, (2) biodiversity conservation and (3) livelihood development (Sthapit et al. 2016).

  4. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    March, 2015
    Global

    This publication is an update to ITTO's Criteria for the Measurement of Sustainable Tropical Forest Management which was produced to assist in monitoring and assessing the condition of natural tropical forests in the Organization’s producer member countries and in identifying improvements needed in forest practices.

  5. Library Resource
    Policy Papers & Briefs
    October, 2014
    Global

    For generations, people have managed natural resources in such a way that their multiple needs for food, fibre, fodder, fuel, building materials, medicinal products and drinking water were largely fulfilled. Farming, livestock, forestry and fisheries systems have evolved, and been adapted to variable and changing environmental and socio-economic conditions. Not only natural factors, but also population growth or loss, tenure arrangements, labour availability, access to markets and economic growth, as well as cultural traditions and political strategies, have shaped landscapes over time.

  6. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    January, 2016
    Global

    New global forest restoration initiatives present an unparalleled opportunity to reverse the trend of deforestation and forest degradation in the coming years. This effort will require the collaboration of stakeholders at all levels, and most importantly, the participation and support of local people. These ambitious restoration initiatives will also require monitoring systems that allow for scalability and adaptability to a range of local sites.

  7. Library Resource
    Videos
    November, 2018
    Global

    Local finance for forest and landscape restoration. Featuring Lucy Garrett, Specialist on financing mechanisms for sustainable food systems and landscape restoration at FAO. Facilitators: Maria Nuutinen (FAO) and Natalia Krasnodebska (LFL) and participants from around the world. Join us for a lively discussion. The Landscape Finance Lab is an initiative of the WWF (the Worldwide Fund for Nature) and made possible through support from EIT Climate-KIC and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT).

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