Forest Trends

Mission

Forest Trends works to conserve forests and other ecosystems through the creation and wide adoption of a broad range of environmental finance, markets and other payment and incentive mechanisms. Forest Trends does so by:

  1. Providing transparent information on ecosystem values, finance, and markets through knowledge acquisition, analysis, and dissemination; 
  2. convening diverse coalitions, partners and communities of practice to promote environmental values and advance development of new markets and payment mechanisms; and 
  3. demonstrating successful tools, standards, and models of innovative finance for conservation.

Forest Trends Resources

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After the Boom Thematic Study cover image
Reports & Research
May 2017

Rubber prices in northern Laos have fallen significantly over the last few years, eroding much of the initial enthusiasm of both farmers and government officials about rubber providing a way out of poverty for poor upland farmers. This thematic study examines responses to this price drop by Lao rubber growers and state institutions in northern Laos. It also examines the reasons that prices are what they are, given that price volatility was identified as a risk during the mid-2000s, and that in at least some cases, steps were taken to protect contract farmers from falling prices.

Reports & Research
December 2015

This report presents an overview of national practices of forest land clearance during the 2012-2013 dry season, as a basis for discussing the challenges for FLEGT and REDD+ in Cambodia posed by land conversion and conversion timber. The report maps and describes the geography of forest land allocations in relation to the major forest formations, land concessions, protected areas, the national forest estate, and the reported concession ownership.

Conversion timber, forest monitoring, and land-use governance in Cambodia cover image
Reports & Research
July 2015

This report presents an overview of national patterns and practices of forest land clearance during the 2012-2013 dry season as a basis for discussing challenges for FLEGT and REDD+ in Cambodia. The report maps and describes the geography of forest land allocations in relation to the major forest formations, land concessions, protected areas, the national forest estate, and the reported concession ownership.