Description

Organisation that develops the actual project on the ground.

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.

BICO works with the communities through capacity-building and reforestation work to restore the Mau Forest complex in Kenya. This is a mountain watershed forest that feeds major rivers and lakes in the region, providing water for millions of people to drink, grow food and generate energy. 25% of the forest have been destroyed in the last 30 years and the impacts on the water supply around the year have become clear and critical.

Brettacorp Inc. is an Australian community association that recovers native habitat for endangered species such as the Southern Cassowary and Mahogany Glider, in Tropical North Queensland. Their work so far has covered over nearly 10 ha of both private and public lands, in cooperation with local entities. This is generally carried out through extensive renaturation and community planting actions, with strong local engagement. Part of their approach also follows the Miyawaki method, a way to quickly grow ultra-dense mini-forests.

CAPED is a grassroots effort from Gambia focused on restoring degraded mangrove and forests and improving the lives of the nearby communities, with a particular enphasys on youth. Working closely with the villagers, they have coordinated the replanting of around 3 million mangrove saplings since 2009, the creation of protected community forests and the introduction of other work and food opportunities.

Through "participative reforestation", Cultiva Chile has engaged over 26'000 volunteers in Chile since the year 2000 and planted almost half a million native tree and bush species. They work by empowering local communities through participatory groups, uniting environmental education, reforestation work and citizen engagement. Cultiva Chile's focuses on recovering the threatened native forests and on creating green spaces in urban areas that improve community life and provide contact with nature and better outdoor learning opportunities.

“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.

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.

The Friends of the National Parks Foundation (FNPF) projects in Bali and Borneo take an holistic approach to conservation and community development, focusing on the protection of wildlife, restoration of habitats and the creation of alternatives that improve the well-being of local communities, while empowering and motivating them to protect their wildlife and environment.

Following the destruction of the mangrove forests around their village, the people of Sankandi felt the direct consequences of their loss: less fish to catch and farmland lost due to salt accumulated in the soil. Under this grassroots project in rural Gambia, the community organised itself to revert their fate. They started a large scale mangrove replanting effort, with 200'000 plants so far, and additional activities to empower the rural communities and improve their socio-economic situation while advancing several sustainable development goals.

The SEEDS Trust has been working with communities in the Tamil Nadu region of India for over 20 years. They combine practical measures for the regeneration and conservation of endangered habitats and species with concrete improvements to the livelihoods of surrounding communities. Their approach includes reforestation work in and around conservation areas, developing sustainable usage of forest products, better agricultural practices and a strong involvement of different stakeholders.

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.

Tropical Research and Conservation Centre (TRCC) is a Nigerian NGO active in the southeastern rainforest region of the country and in the Niger delta. It works closely with the local communities, building capacity and implementing pilot projects focused on sustainable resource use and habitat restoration. Besides developing alternative livelihood options compatible with conservation efforts, it also conducts tree planting work with multipurpose native species, and develops educational activities with the communities and schools.  

Permapartner is active in Madagascar. It supports small-scale farmers in transforming their farms into permaculture sites. This improves harvests, reduces their land use, the need for slash and burn activities and ends erosion damage. Through this, they indirectly protect the last natural forests in Madagascar by reducing the farmer's incentive to clear them.

Vivamos Mejor works with local farmer communities and authorities in Guatemala, to improve how they manage water, forests and soil - the basis of their livelihoods. They take an integrated approach based on the implementation of watershed management plans, education and capacity building, recovery of deforested areas to reduce erosion, use of efficient stoves to reduce firewood consumption, and adoption of organic farming for better yields and income.

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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Partnerships & Collaborations

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Sustinova is a non-profit organisation based in Zurich, Switzerland, and devoted to promoting Sustainability in the NGO area.

As a partner, Sustinova provides operational support to Reforestation World in its public activities.

ETH Zurich - Chair of Ecosystem Management

The Chair of Ecosystem management at the ETH Zürich organised the Latsis Symposium ETH 2018 “Scaling-up forest Restoration”, on June 6-7 & 9, 2018.

Reforestation World collaborated with the link to NGOs, practitioners and others stakeholders in the field of forest restoration.