Tropical forests are the lifeblood of many communities around the world. Rich in biodiversity, the forests can support hunting, fishing, subsistence farming, logging and industries like rubber tree tapping -- if they are managed sustainably. That's why a Canadian idea has taken root on five continents, including Africa. It's the 'model forest' approach to managing natural resources.
At the heart of each forest -- like Campo Ma'an in Cameroon -- is a group of people who may have different perspectives, but who work together to manage their forest landscape.