- Through Livelihoods and Landscapes, the forest conservation programme is:
- Identifying and attempting to remove constraints limiting access to, or use of, forest and tree resources
- Supporting negotiations and local arrangements at the field level (such as local contractual arrangements that may provide access to forest resources in the absence of full legal title);
- Supporting the documentation of tenure analysis
- The Forest Conservation Programme and its partner, the Rights and Resources Initiative, commissioned the Liberian NGO Green Advocates to prepare an analysis of how land tenure operates in Liberia.
- The Forest Conservation Programme has also been involved in a Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) which will feed into the draft Community Rights Law that will regulate community forestry in Liberia. (To download a summary of the Liberian SEA, click here.)
- The Forest Conservation Programme and IUCN field staff in Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi, and Rwanda are collaborating with CIFOR, ICRAF, RRI and local researchers and community leaders in a workprogram in Central and West Africa analyzing alternative tenure and enterprise models to build a policy dialogue and network promoting secure forest tenure rights and small-scale and community forest enterprises.
Forest dwelling children
Photo: Julian Orozco Badilla / IUCN