Implementing land-use planning in community forests
Apart from supporting communities to attain the ownership of their forests wit-hin the context of the land formalization processes, PAPFor supports the need for greater connectivity between Protected Areas and Community Forests.
Maintaining wildlife corridors and sustaining the integrity of the forest ecosys-tem for biodiversity protection is one of the primary objectives of the PAPFor programme.
PAPFor supports the formation and activation of Community Forest Manage-ment Governance Structures in areas adjacent to Protected Areas. Participa-tory Land Use Planning enables communities to set aside specific units for conservation, agricultural land needs and commercial forest utilization and further helps to guide communities on the threat of fallow systems associated with shifting cultivation.