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Mainstreaming FLR & Biodiversity Conservation, Case Studies from the International Model Forest Network

This document provides select case studies from the International Model Forest Network (IMFN) related to mainstreaming ecosystem restoration and biodiversity conservation.It has been developed as a supplement in support of a short-term action plan on ecosystem restoration for Parties to the CBD (UNEP/CBD/SBSTTA/20/12). 

The three IMFN case studies focus on participatory governance models for conservation in a biodiversity hotspot in Ecudaor, landscape restoration around Lake Karago (Gishwati) in Rwanda, and moose conservation in central Canada. 

As such, this document also broadly supports Article 8(f) of the Convention which calls on Parties to “rehabilitate and restore degraded ecosystems and promote the recovery of threatened species, inter alia, through the development and implementation of plans and other management strategies.”

Case Studies:

  • Manitoba Model Forest, Canada: Conserving biodiversity through stakeholder engagement and use of science and technology
  • North-West Rwanda: Restoration of Karago Lake Landscape
  • Chocoandino Model Forest, Ecuador: Mainstreaming biodiversity conservation

On the right of this page, you can download the entire report, or the individual case studies. 

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