Making knowledge work for forests and people
The High Conservation Value Network Indonesia (HCVNI) was established in April 2011 as a response to the increasing concerns in Indonesia regarding the absence of an entity to improve and to share the knowledge and skills that could eventually improve the quality of HCV assessments. From October 2014, Kresno D. Santoso of Tropenbos International Indonesia has been appointed as the Chairman of the Executive Board of HCVNI. He will hold the position for the period of 2014-2017.13 January, 2015
The forthcoming ETFRN News will interest all those engaged in managing or supporting forest and farm producer organisations (FFPOs), by showcasing examples of how they become stronger and more effective, and initiatives, policies and strategies that support them to do so.07 January, 2015
In an effort to improve the capacity on geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing of individuals and organizations related to natural resources management in central Viet Nam, the training course “Application of GIS and Remote Sensing in Forest Planning and Management” was given from 3-6 December 2014 in Hue by TBI Viet Nam.
General - 2011
Research related to tropical rainforests involves field-based data collection. Much of this information gathering takes place in territories occupied by indigenous and other forest-based communities. Members of these communities are often used as sources of information for a wide range of topics, including the local use of plants and animals, and conditions of soil, water and forests. This information is often referred to as indigenous or local knowledge.
TBI has developed a Code of Conduct (CoC) to guide researchers in the careful consideration of ethical issues in their field work and publication activities regarding indigenous or local knowledge. This CoC provides a concise background on ethical issues related to forestry research and a practical tool to deal with these issues responsibly.