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Together we can achieve sustainable management of tropical forestlands for the benefit of people, conservation and sustainable development.More information
The work of a partnership of organizations in Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana and Liberia led by Tropenbos International and Tropenbos Ghana, to increase the contribution of non-state actors, related to the EU’s FLEGT initiative, and REDD+ has resulted in a range of outcomes
In Suriname, income from logging within community forests goes mostly to companies and village leaders, rather than to community members. This was one of the conclusions of a study conducted by Tropenbos Suriname in 2020. It prompted 14 indigenous communities to request training in benefit sharing.
Research by Instituto Boliviano de Investigación Forestal (IBIF) motivated the Bolivian government to issue a new decree in 2020 that allows the use of low-cost and low-impact logging technologies. This will greatly improve timber harvesting options and diversify management options for small-scale forest producers.
The TBI network has members in Indonesia, Vietnam, Ghana, DR Congo, Suriname, Colombia and the Netherlands. The members share a common vision and mission, as well as a common focus and approach, while tailoring their efforts to the specific local context