Tree Frog Forestry News

Annual forest governance review goes ahead virtually

By Lea Kaplani & Cressida Stevens
Birdlife International
May 21, 2020
Category: Forestry
Region: International

The European Union-funded Asia-Pacific forest governance project began in 2017 and is all about getting non-state actors involved in the monitoring, management and policy process of their local forest. BirdLife International leads the project… With all project partner countries in lockdown and subject to travel bans due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting, like so many other events during this extraordinary year so far, was taken online. … [The partners gave] updates on 2019 achievements…., revealing that the project is largely on track with its targets. One objective is to increase local people‚Äôs involvement in forest monitoring and management, to which end partners have been hosting training workshops and conducting many other outreach initiatives.

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