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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.


Kwinda Nyama: A multiplayer hunting game for social learning and sustainable use

Nearly 1 billion people globally rely on wild food for their daily nutrition. The Wildlife Conservation Society, with support from the SWM Programme, developed this low-tech, multiplayer decision-making game with rural communities in the Republic of the Congo and in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Low-tech games can help communities manage wildlife sustainably.

Information brief: The wildlife–livelihoods–health nexus: Challenges and priorities in Asia and the Pacific

This information brief on the wildlife-livelihoods-health nexus in Asia and the Pacific is intended to shed light on the current landscape of human–wildlife–health interactions, examine the challenges, and the existing and potential opportunities for change.

Comparative study of carbon rights in the context of jurisdictional REDD+

As countries increasingly qualify for payments under the REDD+ process and schemes in return for reducing their emissions from deforestation and forest degradation, a new report from FAO and UN-REDD highlights the need for legal clarity on who owns emission reductions and who is entitled to benefit from those payments.

Elearning Academy

Transforming dryland forests and agrosilvopastoral systems

This course seeks to build the competencies needed for program and project managers, field practitioners and policy makers to apply a transformational...

Elearning resilient rivers
Resilient rivers: Watershed-based management of forests, freshwater, and inland fisheries

Focusing on freshwater systems, this course inspires managers, scientists, and community members to understand, monitor and manage watersheds as integrated...

Forests and transparency under the Paris Agreement
Forests and transparency under the Paris Agreement

The objective of this course is to learn about the Enhanced Transparency Framework under the Paris Agreement. It will be useful to those wishing to...


Short version: State of the World's Forests 2022

FAO’s latest State of the World’s Forests (SOFO) report identifies three pathways that can conserve forests while supporting environmental and economic...

State of the World's Forests 2022: Green Recovery, Building Inclusive & Sustainable Green Economies

Forests stand as a vital defense against climate change and biodiversity loss, while also providing livelihoods for millions of people across the world....

Forests and sustainable production and consumption

For millions of people across the world, wood helps provide safe drinking water, food and shelter - but wood can do much more and is a renewable resource...