World Conservation Union (IUCN)
|Name:||The World Conservation Union|
|URL to homepage:||http://www.iucn.org/|
Mission: To influence, encourage and assist societies throughout the world to conserve the integrity and diversity of nature and to ensure that any use of natural resources is equitable and ecologically sustainable. Forest Conservation Programme Activities:
- Protected Areas: Establishment and effective management of ecologically representative protected area systems that take account of connectivity and robustness with respect to climate change and other stresses, equitable distribution of benefits and costs, and participation of key stakeholders.
- Sustainable Forest Management: The development and implementation of socially beneficial and economically viable forest management outside protected areas as an integral part of an ecosystem approach to landscape management.
- Restoration: Encourage the development of environmentally sound, economically viable and equitable reforestation and forest ecosystem restoration programmes.
- Cross-Cutting Issues: Identify cross-sectoral impacts (particularly those associated with over-consumption, pollution, climate change and perverse economic incentives) and harness opportunities for enhancing forest conservation and sustainable use. [ref. 2]
Relevance to forests by key words
forest policy and management; community involvement in forest management; forest biodiversity; non-timber forest products; protected areas; environmental law; forest fires; forest restoration; forest information systems; facilitation and convening multi-stakeholder dialogue