This guide is about how to meet the needs of different groups in forests, especially where they conflict. As the world’s forests continue to decline in area and quality, clashes are rising. Loggers, miners, farmers, plantation managers, hunters, trekkers, conservationists, scientists, educators, indigenous people, mushroom collectors, water bottlers and global carbon traders all want their share of the forest. These different groups often have their own rules, agencies and authorities for making decisions, or bring different types of knowledge, perceptions and skills to how they use the forest.
Three challenges arise from these differences:
How can people manage the resulting...