Tropical forests: research, conservation, and training for sustainable resources management
Tropical forests host millions of ecosystems and half of the world's plant and animal species. They are under threat globally from badly managed development activities, like logging, clearing for settlements and road building. UNESCO promotes economically viable and ecologically sound management of these forests. Work notably spans research, conservation and training.
Mr Samy Mankoto
- Chief, Section of Biosphere Networks and Capacity Building; Project Officer of ERAIFT and of the UNESCO/Flanders Trust Fund for CONGO-2010, Coordination of the GRASP Partnership (Great Apes), South-South Co-operation, AfriMAB
Regional School on Integrated Management of Tropical Forests and Territories (ERAIFT)