02Nov 2017

Each year when our forest leaders come together for MegaFlorestais—a forum for forest agency leaders from the world’s most forested countries—something different inspires and challenges me. The most recent meeting in Canada in October elicited a number of surprises, from innovations in forest products to the use of new technology to monitor forests. Big transformations are […]

20Dec 2016

This November, two pieces of good news have come from Brazilian communities that are working with the sustainable management of their forests. The Bailique Archipelago communities, in the State of Amapá, at the mouth of the Amazon River, have recently been visited by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) for an evaluation of how they manage […]

31May 2016

Amid political turmoil in Brazil, what will become of indigenous rights? What can Indigenous Peoples in Brazil expect from these times of rapid political change and constant turmoil? Is it possible that the new interim government will reverse the damaging trends of the previous government – now removed from power, waiting for an impeachment trial? […]

30Sep 2014

Blog post originally published on Down to Earth. To see original post, please click here. For the past eight years, leaders of public forest agencies from the world’s most forested countries have been taking part in a series of meetings. This informal group, MegaFlorestais, discusses challenges and shares experiences on critical issues affecting forests and […]

06Jan 2014

To make an investment option more attractive and economically sustainable over the long-term, two criteria must be met: informational transparency, and a stable business environment. These conditions are essential for forest concession for sustainable management, given that the sector itself demands complex preparation and proper disclosure of information. Take for instance logistics. In most cases, […]

27Sep 2013

*Traduction en français disponible ici.* Attending the MegaFlorestais Next Generation of Forest Agency Leaders 2013 from May 27-31, 2013 in Oaxaca was an inspiring experience: there were dynamic discussions, inspiring lectures and captivating study tours showing how advances in forest management support local development. One of the highlights of our trip was the visit to […]

27Sep 2013

*English version available here* Participer à l’atelier MegaFlorestais, destiné à la « prochaine génération » de leaders des agences forestières, tenu à Oaxaca du 27 au 31 mai 2013, a été une expérience des plus inspirantes, avec des discussions animées, des présentations intéressantes et des visites guidées fascinantes, illustrant comment les avancées dans le domaine de […]

31Jul 2013

Greetings MegaFlorestais and Next Generation Forest Leaders! We had a wonderful time in Oaxaca with many of you this past May. Through the great presentations, discussions, and dinner and drinks, we learned much about other countries’ forestry efforts, successes, and challenges. What really stayed with us were the many examples of community forestry in all […]