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Organisations supporting the development of Criteria and Indicators

DAFF Centre for International Forestry Research (CIFOR)

CIFOR is an international research and global knowledge institution committed to conserving forests and improving the livelihoods of people in the tropics. CIFOR's high impact research helps local communities and small farmers gain their rightful share of forest resources, while increasing the production and value of forest products.

DAFF International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

IIED is an international policy research institute and non governmental body working for more sustainable and equitable global development. IIED acts as a catalyst, broker and facilitator and helps find vulnerable groups find their voice and ensure their interests are heard in decision-making. Environmental sustainability is a core concern but not at the expense of people’s livelihoods.

DAFF International Tropical Timber Organisation (ITTO)

ITTO is an intergovernmental organization promoting the conservation and sustainable management, use and trade of tropical forest resources. Its 59 members represent about 80% of the world’s tropical forests and 90% of the global tropical timber trade.

DAFF Forestry Solutions

This site provides a global bench mark for Forestry Best Operating Practices. The mission is to provide state–of–the-art best operating practices to forestry companies all over the world.

Criteria & Indicators Processes from other Regions

DAFF Montreal Process

The Montréal Process is the Working Group on Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Temperate and Boreal Forests. It was formed in Geneva, Switzerland, in June 1994 to develop and implement internationally agreed criteria and indicators for the conservation and sustainable management of temperate and boreal forests.

DAFF SADC Dry Zone Africa Process

The site provides 7 sets of criteria and indicators for the Dry-Zone Africa region; specifically the SADC Region.

DAFF Pan-European Process

Pan-European Criteria and Indicators for Sustainable Forest Management include boreal, temperate and Mediterranean-type forests. The European countries and the European Community have agreed on 6 common criteria, 27 quantitative indicators and 101 descriptive indicators for sustainable forest management at the regional and national levels. Operational Level Guidelines for application at the sub-national level have also been developed.

DAFF Asian Dry Forests

Five Asia-Pacific countries (Australia, China, Japan, Republic of Korea and New Zealand) also participate in the Montreal Process, which has developed criteria and indicators for monitoring progress toward sustainable management of temperate and boreal forests.

DAFF Tarapoto Process

The Tarapoto Process recognizes that each country’s management has an impact on the region’s forest resources and on its sustainable and integrated development. It aims to achieve a common understanding and harmonization of terms and definitions among countries. 15 priority indicators have been identified in the Amazon region and are now being validated under a project being implemented since July 2004 in close cooperation with national forest programmes in each country.

DAFF Australian Regional Indicators Development

Australia uses the international Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators as the basis of a framework of regional criteria and indicators. The framework provides a guideline for monitoring forest management in all forest areas, including Regional Forest Agreement areas.

DAFF Canadian Indicators Development

The Canadian Committee of Forestry Ministries (CCFM), a forum providing leadership on national and international issues and sets direction for the stewardship and sustainable management of Canada's forests, is also involved with the Montréal Process which has established, and is reporting on criteria and indicators for the sustainable management of temperate and boreal forests.