Many resource managers, NGOs, community groups and others are already involved with the core elements that comprise the Model Forest concept, for example participatory forestry, landscape-scale natural resource management and collaborative networks. An extensive knowledge base in these and other areas is continuously being developed in many countries that could and should be shared. An open, respectful exchange of knowledge, and an examination of that knowledge by all stakeholders, creates the best potential of learning from one another and accelerating progress toward sustainability goals.
In joining the Network country representatives can:
Locally, Model Forest stakeholders can:
Donor agencies are also potential beneficiaries because key elements related to sustainable development are found within Model Forests: