IMFN (International Model Forest Network)
Rural topic(s): Sustainable forestry
Web site: https://imfn.net/about/
The International Model Forest Network (IMFN) is a voluntary global community of practice whose members and supporters work toward the sustainable management of forest‐based landscapes and natural resources through the Model Forest approach. The partnership is voluntary and made up of stakeholders – such as local community associations, indigenous peoples, governments, academia, and industry – representing the environmental, social and economic forces at play within the landscape.
The IMFN is organized into six Regional Networks:
The Canadian Model Forest Network (CMFN)
The Latin-American Model Forest Network (RLABM)
The African Model Forest Network (AMFN)
The Regional Model Forest Network for Asia (RMFN-Asia)
In the context of Forum Synergies’ thematic workshop series on Sustainable Forestry it’s mainly the Mediterranean and Northern European Network which are of special interest.
Scale of intervention : International, Regional
Keywords: sustainable woodland, conservation and management of natural resources, innovation, landscape preservation, public-private partnership
Places: , , , , , Europe
Actors: stakeholders, forest owner, researcher/academic
Methods: training/capacity-building, monitoring, experience exchange, networking, advocacy, partnership