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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.


Guide to multiple-use forest management planning for small and medium forest enterprises

This publication offers step-by-step guidance for planning how to take care of and use forests sustainably to meet specific environmental, economic, social and cultural objectives. It shows small and medium-scale forest managers how to address administrative, economic, legal, social, technical and scientific aspects of forest management, applying globally recognized standards.

Traceability and transparency in supply chains for agricultural and forest commodities

Traceability and transparency in supply chains for agricultural and forest products are necessary to support the design, implementation, and monitoring of effective solutions to address forest loss. This report was prepared by World Resources Institute, Efeca, and Kanopi Consulting with the technical support of FAO.

The world's mangroves 2000-2020

In the first study of its kind, FAO, with experts around the world, uncovered a wealth of information on the extent of mangrove forests globally, as well as a glimpse into what causes mangrove losses and gains.


Forests for Nature: The State of the World’s Forests 2020

Forests are the most biodiverse habitat on land. Yet scientists estimate that 420 million hectares of forest have been lost through land conversion...

Forests and biodiversity

Forests are vital for biodiversity, providing a home to 80 percent of life on land. But with millions of hectares of forest lost every year, biodiversity...

Action Against Desertification - Burkina Faso

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