Community Economy and Livelihoods

ASFN CSO Forum - Working Paper Series 4 of 4:

Research shows that, though decades of community forestry experience have generally led to lower deforestation rates, large scale improvements in the livelihoods of forest communities are still wanting.

There are quite a number of success stories, however, which show the immense impact of social forestry, largely because of access to forest resources, collaboration across stakeholders, and effective marketing mechanisms.


World Parks Congress, November 2014

Wednesday, 5 November, 2014 - 18:15

The IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC) is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The WPC has been held every ten years since 1962 and substantially influenced the way in which the world has viewed systems of protected areas, addressing global challenges and opportunities and establishing standards to ensure that protected areas are effective. WPCs have set the protected area agendas for the decades that follow.