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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.


OECD-FAO Handbook

This brochure was developed by OECD and FAO to help companies embed considerations on deforestation and forest degradation into their corporate due diligence procedures.


In northwest Zimbabwe, the Hurungwe district experiences high levels of human-wildlife conflict. This case study highlights innovative human-wildlife conflict prevention and mitigation strategies, alternative livelihood options and livestock disease management approaches.


The SWM Programme is the first international initiative to tackle the wild meat challenge by addressing both wildlife conservation and food security. It is an initiative from the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, funded by the European Union with co-funding from the French Facility for Global Environment and the French Development Agency.


Pillars of conservation: forest concessions in Petén, Guatemala

The case of the management of forest concessions of the Maya Biosphere Reserve in Petén Guatemala is a successful experience that has been recognized...

Communicating for forests

The Regional Forest Communicators Networks work to promote understanding of topical forestry issues in order to strengthen sustainable forest management...

Soil carbon monitoring in Tanzania

Deforestation and forest degradation in developing countries account for nearly 20% of green house gas emissions worldwide, which is why estimating...