What are the advantages of becoming a model forest and joining the International Model Forest Network:

  • Access to a dynamic global community that shares knowledge, collaborates on research, and exchanges ideas and experiences locally, regionally and internationally
  • Leadership in inclusive, innovative and equitable consensus-building for the sustainable management of forest-based landscapes and natural resources
  • A testing ground for national forest programs and priorities (such as REDD+ or others) for scaling up within and beyond Model Forest boundaries
  • Opportunities to accelerate progress toward meeting international commitments such as the Paris Agreement, Sustainable Development Goals, Aichi Biodiversity Targets, and Land Degradation Neutrality goal.

To join the IMFN, a Model Forest proposal and supporting strategic plan must be completed and endorsed by the IMFN Secretariat and the Regional Network in your area. For more infromation contact the IMFN at Questo indirizzo email è protetto dagli spambots. È necessario abilitare JavaScript per vederlo.


A Model Forest is a landscape that represents a range of values and issues in a geographic area encompassing forests, agricultural land, rivers and lakes, towns and cities, protected areas and other landscape features. To help identify the values and issues of the stakeholders involved, a rationale should be developed for why a particular geographic boundary is chosen.

For more information visit the IMFN web site