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Tool - ITTO Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Management of Tropical Forests by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
Link to the revised ITTO criteria and indicators for the sustainable management of tropical forests including reporting format. ITTO’s criteria and indicators for the sustainable management of natural tropical forest are tools for monitoring, assessment and reporting on forest management in tropical member countries. This 2005 document includes a simplified set of indicators and a shortened format for reporting. Link to the English file although [pdf files availible in |en|fr|sp - see http://www.itto.or.jp for other links.
Tool - WWF Toolkit on High Conservation Value Forests by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
This links to the WWF tools to manage high conservation value forests (HCVF), defined as forests of outstanding and critical importance due to their environmental, socio-economic, biodiversity and/or landscape values. WWF promotes this practical approach towards responsible forestry across all land tenures. The toolkit represents a priority setting effort for identifying forests of high conservation value assists forest owners, companies and other relevant forest stakeholders in conservation planning, for instance to decide which parts of a forest must be given higher priority for protection than others. For the full suite of tools go to: {http://www.panda.org/}
Tool - WWF Modular Implementation and Verification (MIV) Toolkit by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
This links to the WWF Modular Implementation and Verification (MIV) toolkit which provides a practical tool for achieving a phased or step-wise application of forest management standards and certification. It is now widely recognised that the process of implementing responsible forestry standards and achieving forest certification is very challenging. With the help of the MIV toolkit, certification becomes more accessible to forest managers in many parts of the world. The tool is being used by the WWF Global Forest and Trade Network (GFTN)'s Producer Groups. For the full suite of tools go to: {http://www.panda.org/}
Tool - ITTO Guidelines Degraded and Secondary Tropical Forests by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
ITTO guidelines for the restoration, management and rehabilitation of degraded and secondary tropical forests publication, developed by a team of experts from ITTO and organizations such as CIFOR, FAO, IUCN, WWF International and national agencies, are part of a substantial effort by ITTO and its partners to deal with degraded forest and forest land. This links to the English version of this publication which is also availalbe in |fr|sp for the main ITTO website {http://www.itto.or.jp}
Tool - WWF Pyramid - Diagnostic and Planning Tool by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
In an effort to identify and prioritize interventions that would advance sound forest management, the World Bank/WWF Alliance has developed "The Pyramid - A diagnostic and planning tool for good forest governance." It is hoped that this tool will stimulate participatory assessment and target-setting at the country level. The concept behind the pyramid diagnostic and planning tool is that some elements of good forest governance are common to a wide range of nations. By grouping these elements in several tiers of complexity, the pyramid can serve as a country level planning tool in forest management. In a multi-stakeholder process, the tool can be used to assess the status of forest governance using a scoring system to identify what is working, what is missing, and what needs to be done for different elements of forest governance. This links to the site to download the kit {http://www.iied.org/docs/flu/PT6_pyramid.pdf}. Also see the World Bank's website Community and Good Governance site at {http://lnweb18.worldbank.org/}
Tool - WWF Pathfinder by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) link to Pathfinder, a series of instruments to support and empower multi-stakeholder working groups in developing forest certification standards. It describes the institutional requirements for forest certification, how certification and chain of custody work, and how to formulate sustainable forest management standards. For the full suite of tools go to: {http://www.panda.org/}
Tool - World Bank and WWF Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
The World Bank/WWF Management Effectiveness Tracking Tool has been developed to help track and monitor progress in the achievement of the World Bank/WWF Alliance worldwide protected area management effectiveness target. It is also hoped that the tracking tool will be used more generally where it can help monitor progress towards improving management effectiveness; for example it is being used by the Global Environment Facility. To download this tool and to learn more about the Alliance goto {http://lnweb18.worldbank.org/ESSD/envext.nsf/80ByDocName/WBWWFForestAlliance}
Tool - WWF Rapid Assessment and Prioritization of Protected Areas Management (RAPPAM) by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
WWF's Rapid Assessment and Prioritization of Protected Areas Management (RAPPAM) methodology was created by the Forests for Life Programme to provide policy makers and park managers with an appropriate tool to assess the management effectiveness of protected area systems. Among other, the RAPPAM identifies management strengths and weaknesses, analyses the scope, severity, prevalence, and distribution of a variety of threats and pressures, and identify areas of high ecological and social importance and vulnerability.
Tool - WWF Tools for Forest Managers and Wood Sourcing in Asia Pacific by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
This WWF site provides tools for forest managers who seeks certification, as well as those who wish improve their forest management. See the "related documents and links" in the box for reports and tools related to the following topics. (1) Stepwise Approach to Certification: A stepwise approach helps forest managers achieve certification through a series of manageable phases, one step at a time. This approach will facilitate assessement of progress towards certification, and at the same time provides a way to differentiate products from forests in transition towards certification to those from poorly or illegally managed forests. See the ITTO report on stepwise approaches and the MIV Toolkit from the box. (2) Reduced-Impact Logging Tool: This tool is a financial modelling software designed for forest managers. It can rapidly compare financial costs and returns expected from reduced-impact logging with those expected from conventional logging, under identical local site conditions. Click on the RILSIM website in the box to download the software free of charge. (3) Chain of Custody (CoC) Certification: CoC certification is a process of tracking wood products from the forest of origin to the point of sale. This will ensure that wood products do come from certified forest. A CoC certification should provide data on species, volumes, and quality, and the system should extend all the way back to the forest ofrigin. Managers of forests and manufacturing facilities can benefit from CoC details for quality management, safety and financial control. See guidance to CoC certification.
Tool - WWF and IKEA - Pathfinder (instruments for developing forest certification standards) by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
The WWF and IKEA Co-opeartion Forest Projects website offers access to a series of instruments to support and empower multistakeholder working groups in developing forest certification standards. Activities related to forest certification, including the establishment of Multi-Stakeholder Working Groups, have been developed through a process of ‘learning by doing’. Thus many groups have had to develop their own procedures often by trial and error, and perhaps not always taking the most direct route for success. The PathFinder is an answer to this situation. It presents a series of instruments to support and empower multistakeholder groups in developing forest certification standards. These instruments are grouped under three categories: *Basic elements, *Behaviour in standard setting, *Technical instruments for standard setting. [Available in both English and Spanish].
Tools and Methods in NRM - Environmental Compliance (Reg. 216) by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
Links to the training folder contains information on the methods and tools related to the work of USAID programs operating overseas under the Foreign Assistance Act environmental compliance (Reg. 216).
File Measuring the local community's participation in the management of community forests in Cameroon by Portal Web Editor — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
Received 26 January 1998; revised and accepted 3 June 1998 Cameroon revised its forestry policy and included the legal concept of community forests, a concept diffcult to develop. This study aims to resolve this diffculty by understanding the concept as it is designed by the Cameroon Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MINEF). To this end, two formulae, the second simpler than the first, were developed to measure the percentage of involvement of the local community in the process of implementing a "community forest''. A questionnaire constructed to assess the importance of the activities in this process provided the coefficients for the first formula. The questionnaire was administered to five groups representing the possible participants in the implementation process. There are statistically significant differences among the mean ratings of importance by the five groups and for the various activities. Despite the latter differences, the numerical difference between the two formulae is negligible. Correlations of the ranking of the importance of the activities predict successful collaboration among MINEF, conservation project officials, and members of non-governmental organizations (NGOs). In contrast, the local communities are less likely to collaborate with the first three groups. There is a gulf between the communities and outside organizations (Ministry, conservation project officials and NGOs). Strategies for facilitating the process of implementing the "community forest'' are suggested. Keywords: community forest; forest management; Cameroon.
File Mapping People's Forests: The Role of Mapping in Planning Community-based Management of Conservation Areas in Indonesia by webadmin — last modified Jan 10, 2013 09:47 AM
This PeFor discussion paper focuses on a conservation organization's invovement in mapping indigenous lands for the purposes of creating protected area borders and management plans. Dr. Eghenter reviews WWF-Indonesia's mapping experiences associated with protected areas in three places: Kayan Mentarang National Park in East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo: Lorentz National Park in Irian Jaya (Papua) on the island of New Guinea; and several small reserves in the province of Nusa Tenggara on the islamds of Timor, Lombok and Sumba. Most of the author's direct experience and insights are derived from her work in Kayan Mentarang. Readers who are interested in understanding more about WWF's Kayan Menttarang project can find additional details in Colchester and EMI (1999). This report, is one of a series of publications that came out of the Biodiversity Support Program's People, Forests, and Reefs (PeForR)Program in 2000. Community mapping is a common tool in of Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) repertoire to map local management and use of resources, and indigenous claimes to customary land.
 
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