Forest Trends

Forest Trends is an international non-profit organisation that was created in 1999 by leaders from conservation organisations, forest products firms, research groups, multilateral development banks, private investment funds and philanthropic foundations. Forest Trends? mission is four-fold:
- to expand the value of forests to society;
- to promote sustainable forest management and conservation by creating and capturing market values for ecosystem services;
- to support innovative projects and companies that are developing these markets;
- and to enhance the livelihoods of local communities living in and around those forests.


1. The Katoomba Group: The Katoomba Group is an international network of individuals working to promote and improve capacity related to markets and payments for ecosystem services (PES).
2. The Communities & Markets program seeks to reduce poverty, improve livelihoods and conserve natural resources by promoting community participation in market-based conservation mechanisms.
3. The Marine Ecosystem Services (MARES) Program aims to protect crucial marine ecosystem services by harnessing markets and private sector investment, in order to complement conventional coastal and marine management and safeguard human well-being.

Type of organisation: 
Environment-Development Institution
United States of America

Mira Inbar
Arvind Khare
E-mail:, Phone: +1 (202) 298 3010

Forest Trends, 1050 Potomac Street NW, Washington DC 20007, USA
Phone: +1 (202) 298 3000, Fax: +1 (202) 298 3014

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