Ensuring forests for the future

Greater Mekong nations have the opportunity to be world leaders in responsible forest management and trade, benefiting both people and nature.
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The misty mountains of Kuiburi National Park in Kayah Karen Tenasserim ecoregion, Thailand, near the border with Myanmar.
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Turing over a new leaf

Illegal and unsustainable use of the Greater Mekong’s relatively abundant forests resources is rapidly depleting commercially and ecologically valuable species, and increasing the regions vulnerability to climate change.
In all of the remaining forest landscapes across the region, protected areas form the corner stone of forest habitat conservation and management approaches.

Within these landsapes WWF works to ensure countries have scientifically based and representative networks of well-managed protected areas, which are sustainably financed, ensure effective participation of local communities and provide social and economic benefits, and in addition, establish initiatives that support responsible forest management and trade.

Learn more about our forest work:

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Measuring trees for forest biomass plots, XePian NPA, Southern Laos
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Global Forest and Trade Network

GFTN is WWF's initiative to eliminate illegal logging and transform the global marketplace into a force for saving the world's valuable and threatened forests.
By facilitating trade links between companies committed to achieving and supporting responsible forestry, the GFTN creates market conditions that help conserve the world’s forests while providing economic and social benefits for the businesses and people that depend on them.

Learn more about our work with the Global Forest and Trade Network...
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