The International Model Forest Network (IMFN) was first brought to the world’s attention at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, held in Rio de Janeiro, in 1992. Twenty years later, it includes over 55 Model Forests in 24 countries. Thousands of partner organizations have embraced this idea.
The IMFN is a global community of practice whose members and supporters work toward the common goal of the sustainable management of forest-based landscapes through the Model Forest approach. The IMFN is comprised of all member Model Forests around the world.