Explore our selection of projects and organisations

Discover the work being done around the world to restore forest ecosystems and improve the livelihoods of people that depend on them. The organisations presented below are added to our website for free, after a review by our team.

Browse through the entries below or filter per type of organisation. Each link opens in a new tab, providing more details about the conditions and results of these projects. In addition, you can use the direct links to each organisation's website to learn more about their work or to support them.

Creating perspectives in the bolivian Andes - from reforestation to timber products in rural communities and environmental education in elementary schools.

Rural communities, groups with interests in forestry or individual families take part in building the wood chain. They learn to protect trees, cultivate reforestated areas and bring wood and non-wood products to market. Building new forests, they protect at the same time their agricultural areas against soil and wind erosion.

Soil regeneration - food security - resource management: a long-term and sustainable way out of poverty for rural farmer families

In order to regenerate depleted soils, newTree supports rural farmers in agroforestry. newTree also builds enhanced cooking stoves with women to economize up to 60% of wood. The protection of trees has a huge impact on the lifes of the farmer families.

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The next best moment is now.“ (African proverb)

Desert Tree has implemented several projects, all of which are aimed at the sustainable protection of the environment. The main purpose of the organization is the protection of forests and planting of trees in areas where they are direly needed. Another aspect, albeit second to the planting activities, is the engagement to protect bees because of their importance as pollinators.

All these activities integrate the local population to strengthen the success, share the responsibility and effort and ensure a continuous development.

Ecosia is a social business based in Berlin, Germany, which generates revenues from internet searches and donates at least 80% of its profits to finance forestation projects around the world.

Currently, they are supporting projects in 4 countries: Burkina Faso, Madagascar, Indonesia and Peru.

Agroforestry projects are developed with indigenous communities in the Amazon regions of Peru and Colombia so that endangered native timber and fruit trees are better known, valued and managed. This helps to protect biodiversity and at the same time improve living conditions.

Trees and afforestation lead to increased water tables and biodiversity, which allows vegetable production and cultivation of bees, coffee and other income generating activities. All activities are closely aligned with the needs of local communities and are implemented only with their joint work.

Creating a collaboration platform between practitioners and decision-makers focused on the protection, management and restoration of forest sites of high ecological value in the Mediterranean Basin.

The network (currently) includes nearly 20 sites in 12 different countries of the Mediterranean basin, covering different ecosystems, land uses and environmental conditions and seeks to facilitate the exchange of know-how and the development of projects and actions in this region.

Oceánium runs the largest mangrove restoration program worldwide, in Senegal, where 45,000 hectares of its mangroves - a quarter of the total surface area - have been lost since the 70s.

Restoring the mangroves in Senegal provides a natural protection against floods, a carbon sink, a natural nursery for many species (some consumed by the local population), and protects agricultural fields further inland by reducing the entry of saline water.

Plan Vivo provides an accessible certification scheme for smallholder- and community-based projects focused on sustainable land use, allowing them to be financed via payments for ecosystem services (PES) programmes.

The Plan Vivo Standard is a tried and tested certification framework for projects supporting the rural poor with natural resource management, using payments for ecosystem services. It includes requirements and processes to ensure Plan Vivo projects benefit livelihoods, ecosystems and provide ethical and fairly traded climate services.

The Plan Vivo Standard certifies the implementation of project activities that enhance ecosystem services and allow communities to formally recognise and quantify carbon sequestration, biodiversity or watershed protection.

By combining reforestation in Nicaragua with carbon-compensation programs, Taking Root creates long-term income opportunities for farmers while restoring the local ecosystems.

By planting local tree species, which are more resistant to increased drought and extreme weather conditions, the local ecosystems can be restored. By managing these new plantations in a sustainable way, the small landowners and farmers can have an extra income from the forest products to complements the one from agriculture, thus improving their livelihoods.

Large-scale reforestation and sustainable land use initiative, dedicated to climate change mitigation. The organisation is focused on multiple lands, combining reforestation with land use, economic empowerment, education and capacity-building.

Reforestation and sustainable land use projects are developed for degraded tropical areas around the world. Increasing the amount of vegetation that can absorb and keep (capture) CO2 is seen as a cost-effective way to combat climate change. Restoring the integrity of ecosystems in conjunction with stakeholders is seen as a way to regain and preserve their function, value and usefulness.

Besides aiming for greater tree coverage, the focus is on working with communities to ensure that the development of the new forests is cared for locally and that their use brings concrete short- and long-term benefits both for the environment and the livelihoods of people.

By establishing nurseries for local species and promoting the reforestation of biological corridors, the rainforests of the Masoala Park and the genetic diversity of local wildlife are supported. In addition, the cooperation with the «Silo National des Graines Forestières» helps to build and sustain a seed bank and herbarium for rare Madagascan trees.
By compensating its own CO2 emissions through the Makira REDD+ Project, the Zoo also provides a financial support for the long-term conservation of Makira Forest.

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