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Forests and the environment

Partnerships and initiatives


Nominate a UN World Restoration Flagship
The UN World Restoration Flagships are the most ambitious, promising or successful examples of large-scale ecosystem restoration. They offer an opportunity for initiatives and countries to be globally recognized and celebrated for their restoration success stories.
Chris Steele-Perkins Magnum Photos for FAO
Forest and farm producer organizations representing the world’s smallholder farmers, Indigenous Peoples and local communities are gathering in Pokhara, Nepal, this week to explore how to best manage the world’s agrobiodiversity.
sustainable peatland management for climate action
Brazzaville - FAO has launched its first-ever peatlands field project in the Congo Basin, supporting climate action and sustainable livelihoods in the region.


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

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

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.

Effective forest and landscape restoration actions in Lebanon

Using pilot activities, restoration projects in Lebanon aim to step up restoration efforts by establishing and strengthening an enabling environment.


Forest and landscape restoration in the Philippines

Philippine's forest ecosystems provide services and economic benefits to communities. The FAO Forest and Landscape Restoration Mechanism strengthens...

International Mountain Day 2023 – Restoring mountain ecosystems

From climate regulation and water provisioning services, to soil maintenance and conservation, mountains are key to our lives and livelihoods.

Five ways to achieve sustainable wildlife management in Congo

Discover how the Sustainable Wildlife Management (SWM) Programme, in collaboration with local communities and the government, aims at improving wildlife...

Restoring land and livelihoods with beekeeping in Tanzania

In northern Tanzania, recurring drought in recent years caused by climate change has put pressure on communities who make their livelihoods by keeping...

Living with wildlife in Botswana: Godlop's story - #SWMProgramme

This video gives an insight into the SWM Programme work with ranchers and community scouts in the Habu Community Conservancy, which is located in the...

International Day of Forests 2023: Healthy Forests for Healthy People

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...

Following a passion for wildlife and community development: Chipo’s story

What is it like to work as a wildlife scout in Zimbabwe? Watch this video to experience a typical day in the life of Chipo, a young community natural...

Geya and the three forest pathways: Steps to a forest-led green recovery and inclusive, resilient and sustainable economies

Forest pathways have the potential to provide decentralized solutions that are highly cost-effective and can be implemented comparatively rapidly...

Sustainable wood: Climate-friendly cities

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Sustainable wood: Housing a growing population

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...

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

This course provides a basic understanding of land-cover data and its use for monitoring progress towards the achievement of international agreed goals,...

Planning seed and seedling supply for forest and landscape restoration
Planning seed and seedling supply for forest and landscape restoration

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

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...