Sustainable forest management

Sustainability and sustainable forest management (SFM) are old concepts, even though new light was shed on the issue in more recent times. The "Forest Principles" adopted at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro in 1992 captured the general international understanding of sustainable forest management at that time.      

Natural forest for timber production in the Brazilian Amazon, C. Sabogal.

The aim of this website is to:

  • present an overview of sustainable forest management using different perspectives through a multisectoral approach
  • present FAO's approach to supporting efforts to implement SFM, both at national and international level



last updated:  Thursday, June 26, 2014