News & Events

18May 2015

  On May 18-22, 2015, the Rights and Resource Initiative (RRI), in collaboration with the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation, the U.S. Forest Service, and the European Forest Institute have hold the fifth Rethinking Forest Regulations workshop in Missoula, Montana, United States. Bringing together participants from 7 countries currently undergoing forest or tenure […]

14May 2015

Side Event at the Eleventh Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests featuring MegaFlorestais Leaders Date: 05/14/2015 – 1:15 PM-2:45 PM Location: United Nations Headquarters, New York City Purpose This side event will inform UNFF participants of the current status of forest tenure, governance issues, and new initiatives underway to strengthen forest governance and assist […]

13Apr 2015

MegaFlorestais celebrates a decade of convening global forest leaders to find innovative solutions to global challenges Rapid changes in the world’s climate and rising pressures on its natural resources have pushed its forests into a constant state of flux. For this reason, many leaders of public forest agencies across the world have come to realize […]

13Apr 2015

Combating deforestation and encouraging forestry’s contribution to green growth: the role of tenure, trade and government policy The tenth meeting of MegaFlorestais was held in Madre de Dios and Yucay, Peru, on April 13-17, 2015, co-hosted by the National Forest and Wildlife Service of Peru, and in cooperation with the Rights and Resources Initiative, the […]

31Jan 2015

India’s Down to Earth Journal cover story on Mexico’s forestry experience, with contributions gathered at the Next Generation 2014 seminar Kumar Sambhav Shrivastava traveled to the forested states of Mexico to document this turnaround and brings home lessons on forest governance Mexico has made great strides in democratising its forest governance. More than 70 per […]

09Oct 2014

Sally Collins participated in the XXIV IUFRO World Congress on “Sustaining Forests, Sustaining People: The Role of Research” Plenary 3 Panel: Knowledge Discovery, Synthesis, and Application at the Forest Science/Management Interface How can we effectively integrate the many ways of understanding forests to create the best paradigms to manage them? That was the question that moderator […]

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 […]

01Aug 2014

The Society for the Promotion of Wastelands Development (SPWD) supported an Indian journalist’s travel to Mexico to learn about community forestry. During his trip he spoke to several government and civil society representatives and participated in the 2014 Next Generation of Forest Agency Leaders seminar. His research findings were published as a cover story in the Down to […]