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The Montréal Process

The Montréal Process

The Montréal Process Working Group was formed in 1994 as a bold, intergovernmental response to the pressing need for sustainable forest management. One of its first tasks was to develop and implement internationally agreed-upon criteria and indicators for the conservation and sustainable management of temperate and boreal forests. Read more about The Montréal Process, the criteria and indicators, the member countries, and its history…

Spotlights

The Montréal Process Yanji Declaration (PDF, 636 KB), as presented at the 12th Session of the United Nations Forum on Forests, May 1-5, 2017, New York

International expert workshop on strengthening collaboration on criteria and indicators (C&I) to promote and demonstrate sustainable forest management. Ottawa, Canada, 1-3 May 2016

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New Zealand's Third Country Report on the Montreal Process Criteria and Indicators (PDF, 7.2 MB)

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Second Argentine Report for the Montreal Process English (PDF, 16.2 MB) Spanish (PDF, 13.1 MB)

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The Montreal Process Fact Sheet: English (PDF, 1.1 MB), French (PDF, 1.3 MB) Japanese (PDF, 1.3 MB) Spanish (2.2 MB)

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The Montréal Process, Criteria and Indicators for the Conservation and Sustainable Management of Temperate and Boreal Forests, Fifth Edition, September 2015 English (PDF, 4.3 MB) Spanish (PDF, 1.0 MB)

Montréal Process Criteria and Indicators Poster (PDF, 157 KB)

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The Wildlife Professional magazine article: "Conserving Forest Biological Diversity - How the Montreal Process Helps Achieve Sustainability"