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Integrated Community Forest Management Position Paper

Conserving forests is at the heart of the Rainforest Alliance's mission.

This paper outlines our principles and strategies for stopping forest degradation and supporting forest communities in vulnerable tropical regions. These include our pathway towards integrated community forest management. This approach recognizes the interdependency of local communities’ livelihoods and their natural environment, and helps create the enabling conditions for local communities to be the stewards of forests.

Read a summary of this paper.

Burning Peruvian forest - photo by Mohsin Kazmi

Forests are falling at an alarming rate.

Each minute, 85 acres are destroyed.