World Rainforest Movement

Community Forest Management: elements for its defense and strengthening

Rec_Gestion_comunitaria_de_bosquesThe publication recently launched by the Mexican organization Otros Mundos Chiapas is an effort to share many elements and experiences of community forest management. Facing a vast quantity of information disseminated by governmental and non-governmental organizations that side with the mercantilization of nature policies, many forest communities and peoples must confront new processes to defend their land and territory. This informative material seeks to help those who need to go deeper into these knowledges and to contribute through advising on these processes. Moreover, it seeks to help distinguishing between projects that help community forest management and those that only legitimize “green economy” strategies.

You can access the publication (in Spanish) here: