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Forest management

Model forests
Sustainable Forest Management Toolbox


The Sustainable Forest Management Toolbox is a comprehensive collection of tools, best practices and case studies to help forest owners and managers; policymakers; students and other stakeholders implement sustainable forest management.



Djibo, Burkina Faso - A young man planting seedlings
On Desertification and Drought Day, FAO's Tiina Vähänen and Moctar Sacande explain in this op ed the importance of putting land stewardship at the centre of sustainable development to ensure a healthy, food secure world for younger generations.
Leroy Ignacio, Whitley Award, Red Siskin Songbirds ©Chung Liu
Guyanese conservationist and co-founder of the South Rupununi Conservation Society Leroy Ignacio has won a prestigious Whitley Award for his outstanding grassroots conservation work in Guyana’s Rupununi region.  
FAO and EU launch 15 million euro project to boost sustainability of Uganda’s forestry sector
FAO has launched a 15 million euro ($16.29 million) project funded by the European Union to help Uganda’s forestry sector contribute more sustainably to the economy and the environment.


Towards a digital public infrastructure for deforestation-related trade regulations

The development of digital public infrastructure to support compliance on aspects of trade regulations related to forest monitoring helps smallholders by enabling their access to regulated markets.

Wildlife and people in the Rupununi

A comprehensive assessment based on science and local knowledge.

Play more, live better! Using sustainable widlife management games to help adults and children collaborate and solve complex problems together

This publication is a case study on the development and testing of innovative no-tech or low-tech games to manage wildlife hunting sustainably.

Elearning Academy

Using land-cover information to monitor progress on Sustainable Development Goal 15
Using land-cover information to monitor progress on Sustainable Development Goal 15

This course provides a basic understanding of land-cover data and its use for monitoring progress towards the achievement of international agreed goals,...

Why a national forest inventory?
National forest inventory series

This e-learning series describes the key phases of an NFI, from planning to implementation, and from data gathering to reporting in 8 courses.  

Planning seed and seedling supply for forest and landscape restoration
Planning seed and seedling supply for forest and landscape restoration

This course explores how to plan seed and seedling supply for forest and landscape restoration.


International Day of Forests 2023: Healthy Forests for Healthy People

Conserving and sustainably using forests is one of the best ways of protecting our planet and ourselves. Healthy forests are vital for all aspects of...

Geya and the three forest pathways: Steps to a forest-led green recovery and inclusive, resilient and sustainable economies

Forest pathways have the potential to provide decentralized solutions that are highly cost-effective and can be implemented comparatively rapidly...

Sustainable wood: Housing a growing population

A growing population means more buildings to fit everyone. By 2030, we will have to house an additional 3 billion people. Using wood from sustainably...