22 No 4

Indicating progress

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The founders of ITTO faced a challenge shortly after establishing the Organization in the 1980s. They had negotiated a far-reaching international accord to promote sustainable forest management (SFM) in the tropics, developed guidelines for SFM, and undertaken a ground-breaking study that determined tropical SFM was almost non-existent. But they had no way to measure the progress they hoped and expected would be made in the future towards the Organization’s overarching goal. This gave rise to discussions about the need for a way to measure such progress and ultimately led to the publication of ITTO’s Criteria for the sustainable management of natural tropical forests nearly 25 years ago. 

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