To support the sustainable management of the natural resources through a participatory, landscape-level approach that reflects environmental and socio-economic issues from the perspectives of local needs and global concerns.
The primary objective of the IMFN is to establish a global network that represents most of the major forest ecosystems of the world and promotes participatory, landscape-level sustainable resource management.
The IMFN strives to ensure that all partners, regardless of political or economic status, can contribute to and share in the benefits of the Network. Key objectives are:
- To foster international exchange of ideas and solutions for the sustainable management of natural resources in forested landscapes
- To support cooperation on critical issues that underlie new solutions to sustainable landscape and natural resource management
- To support ongoing international policy discussions on the criteria and principles of sustainable natural resource management and development
A world in which natural resources are sustainably managed through a participatory, landscape-level approach reflecting environmental and socio-economic issues from the perspectives of local needs and global concerns.