IUCN World Conservation Congress Forest Journey is complete. What did we learn?
The Forest Journey brought people and organisations together to discuss and share ideas, envision a future for our forests and commune in constructive ways. Although the journey took us beyond the Forest Pavilion, the pavilion provided a valuable meeting point, where we discussed forest landscape restoration, indigenous peoples’ rights, new landscape assessment tools, commitments toward mutual goals, cooperation between NGOs and knowledge sharing among governments. It was there that we rallied around forests as East met West and North met South. We are only as strong and as knowledgeable as our collective union and desire for a better planet. By taking this journey together, we are one step closer to reaching our goals. Read Forest Journey Reflections.