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.

“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.

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.

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.

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.

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 is organising the Latsis Symposium ETH 2018 “Scaling-up forest Restoration”, on June 6-7 & 9.

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