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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.

 

News

Leroy Ignacio, Whitley Award, Red Siskin Songbirds ©Chung Liu
15/05/2024
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
10/04/2024
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.
High- and low-tech innovation together can help preserve global wildlife
04/03/2024
Nearly 1 billion people globally rely on wild food for their daily nutrition. In this op-ed, FAO's Hubert Boulet explains how low-tech games developed by the Sustainable Wildlife Management Programme can help communities manage wildlife sustainably.

Publications

Play more, live better! Using sustainable widlife management games to help adults and children collaborate and solve complex problems together
2024

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

Kwinda Nyama: A multiplayer hunting game for social learning and sustainable use
2024

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
2024

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.

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
15/03/2024

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
02/10/2023

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
01/09/2023

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

Videos

International Day of Forests 2023: Healthy Forests for Healthy People
21/03/2023

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
01/12/2022

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
27/10/2022

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...