TBI Colombia’s methodologies on participative research and project formulation within intercultural contexts are now being implemented among rural communities in Colombia’s Caribbean region. This is an example of how the lessons we have derived from research in tropical forests can be extended to other ecosystems and, particularly, to areas where communities rebuilding their livelihoods amidst the aftermath of civil conflicts (i.e. under a post-conflict settings).28 November, 2013
Systemazing the implementation of rehabilitation, reclamation, and restoration of forests and lands to increase productivity and recover forest function for people’s well-being is the agenda of a workshop on landscape restoration in Lombok Island, 5-6 December 2013. A discussion forum will also address on implementation of restoration ecosystem (RE) in Indonesia, as well as its challenge and opportunities, and the possibility for Indonesia to book its commitment to pledge for the Bonn Challenge.25 November, 2013
Several initiatives have emerged that put market requirements on the legality verification of timber products, particularly the EU’s Forest Law Enforcement, Governance and Trade (FLEGT) Action Plan and the US Lacey Act. Suriname is committed to the sustainable management of its forests and to support economic growth in the timber sector, but is currently not engaged in discussions on legal timber trade with the EU. However, its timber export trade will be affected by the emerging legality requirements.
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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.