Making knowledge work for forests and people
The XIV World Forestry Congress is to be hosted by the Republic of South Africa on 7-11 September 2015 in Durban. The Congress takes place every six years and brings together the global forestry community to review and analyze the key issues and to share ways of addressing them.24 August, 2015
A new book brings together 30 articles, highlighting examples from more than 30 countries, showing that well-organized groups hold the key to a more sustainable and equitable world.20 August, 2015
Global challenges related to poverty, food security, environmental degradation and climate change converge in the rural areas of the tropics. Here is where competition for land and resources is high, poverty and environmental degradation are persistent, and climate change is directly threatening people’s livelihoods.
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.