Collaborative Forest Management
10YFP STP Portfolio: Collaborative Forest Management in Central Uganda promoted by the African Union of Conservationists
To address the critical challenge of deforestation and forest degradation, the African Union of Conservationists (AUC) promotes Collaborative Forest Management (CFM) to help communities sustainably use and improve forests in Central Uganda.
Supported by Rufford Small Grant Foundation and working closely with local communities, CFM has promoted tourism as a way for them to make a livelihood from forest restoration activities.
Over 40 participants have joined the initiative. CFM follows a participatory approach based on four «Rs»: Roles, Rights, Responsibilities and Returns, in order to better collaborate with people to conserve forests.