Monday, January 11, 2010

Good Practices Guide: Sustainable Forest Management: Biodiversity and Livelihood

Part of a series of Good Practice Guides produced by the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), this booklet provides a range of case studies and other materials to make the forest sector more biodiversity-friendly, and socially beneficial. The guide introduces public decision-makers to some techniques, technologies and procedures that optimize the social and environmental contributions of forestry and minimize negative impacts; presents good practice examples on the interface between forestry, poverty reduction and biodiversity; provides suggestions for the improvement of national and sub-national forest-related policies, strategies, plans and projects that consider poverty reduction and biodiversity; provides suggestions for organizing forestry training and workshop sessions; and provides sources and references for more detailed information. Full text available on

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