©FAO Enric Català Conteras

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.


Migration and forests

This publication assesses the migration and forest interface. It describes why migration outcomes in forest landscapes matter, what drives them, how they can be shaped, and who can do what to optimize those outcomes.

Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management strategic roadmap

The Collaborative Partnership on Sustainable Wildlife Management has launched a two-year roadmap aimed at sustainably using and conserving wildlife while ensuring benefits for local people and their livelihoods.

Towards more resilient and diverse planted forests.

This Unasylva presents novel findings and state-of-the-art information on planted forests. These forests support livelihoods - including through timber production - while also providing ecosystem services, restoring degraded ecosystems, and adapting to and mitigating climate change.

Elearning Academy

Climate-smart forestry
Climate-smart forestry

This course explores the role of forests and trees in climate-smart agriculture (CSA). It takes into consideration the ecosystem services and goods...


Forests and sustainable cities

More people live in cities than ever before and by 2050, 6 billion people or as much as 70% of the global population is expected to live in urban areas....

Action Against Desertification - Sudan

Action Against Desertification is an initiative of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Group of States (ACP) to restore drylands and degraded lands in...