Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) Toolbox

Tool Details

Voluntary Guidelines on National Forest Monitoring

Author Christoph Kleinn, David Morales-Hidalgo, Charles T. Scott
Year of publication 2017
FAO carries out this mandate and seeks to assist countries and the world community by providing relevant, timely, realistic, reliable and useful information for application in reviewing policies, promoting multilateral cooperation and taking appropriate investment actions for the sustainable management of forest resources; and to support international cooperation in harmonizing and sharing multi-country forest resource information in common formats. In this context, the need for voluntary guidelines on forest monitoring has emerged.
Type of Tool
Guidelines, manual, kits for trainers
Scale of Application
Forest Type
All forest types (natural and planted)
Primary Designated Function
Multiple use
Management Responsibility