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Ensuring more sustainable timber in the yachting industry

Ensuring more sustainable timber in the yachting industry

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The aim of the project is to ensure that the yachting industry supports the growth of sustainable forest management in the least developed countries of the world. Today, the industry often uses timber species which are at best over-exploited and at worst endangered. With this project, we wish to…

Getting Forests out of the Box

Getting Forests out of the Box

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

In a welcome response to campaigns by environmentalists, businesses and governments are starting to phase out single-use plastic. This is a positive reaction to a global problem. Unfortunately, this move away from plastic is leading to an upturn in the consumption of wood-based packaging. Annual…

Restoring bushfire affected wildlife habitat on Kangaroo Island

Restoring bushfire affected wildlife habitat on Kangaroo Island

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The project will help landholders replant and restore 20 hectares of their native vegetation that was burnt during the 2019-20 Kangaroo Island bushfires. This native vegetation has a very important role helping the ecosystem to recover, creating habitat for important wildlife species, building…

Securing a Sustainable Future for the Guinean Forests

Securing a Sustainable Future for the Guinean Forests

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

One of 8 African biodiversity hotspots, the Guinean Forests of West Africa (over 600000km2) support globally-significant biodiversity with high species endemism, but face threats from agriculture and commodity expansion, unsustainable logging and hunting, and mineral extraction, leading to…

Achieving Forests For All Forever in Gabon

Achieving Forests For All Forever in Gabon

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The government in Gabon recently solidified a decision to require FSC certification in all ~15 million hectares of forests managed by concessions by end 2022. Currently 2 million hectares are FSC certified. This decision by Gabon’s President is a milestone for responsible forest management in…

Reforestation around and inside the village of Antolojanahary of Father Pedro

Reforestation around and inside the village of Antolojanahary of Father Pedro

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Collaborating with Akamasoa, the Association of Father Pedro, Graine de Vie creates a nursery in Antolojanahary (the first village built by Father Pedro). The objective is to support the reforestation efforts of the Akamasoa association by producing about 30,000 trees per year. This nursery…

Reforestation around and inside National Park Masoala

Reforestation around and inside National Park Masoala

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Located in North East Madagascar, the Masoala National Park, created in 1997, is the largest forest reserve in the country. It stretches over an area of 240,000 hectares and is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List due to its exceptional biodiversity (Masoala Forest alone is thought to…

Combat deforestation in the Wampies tropical forest

Combat deforestation in the Wampies tropical forest

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

©Rohit-Tandon In 2015 the Wampis indigenous people formally established their own system of self government to manage, control and protect almost 1.4 million hectares of their customary territory on behalf of almost 15,000 Wampis people and future generations. This consists principally of…

Risk and Disaster Prevention

Risk and Disaster Prevention

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The La Visite National Park has to deal with many constraints such as deforestation which is destroying the habitat of endangered species, soil erosion which leads to landslides and flash flooding, and also poverty that could be reduced through the creation of economic activity. Fruit trees and…

Working in partnership to bring sustainable management to Myanmar forests

Working in partnership to bring sustainable management to Myanmar forests

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Burma is rich in natural resources, with forests that contain exceptional biodiversity, a unique home for many animal and plant species. This creates a paradox with the situation of the population, the majority of whom live below the poverty line, making use of the country's natural resources…

Developing the PEFC National forest certification system in Nepal

Developing the PEFC National forest certification system in Nepal

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Nepal’s forests are extensive and ecologically diverse, but the forest sector’s contribution to the national economy is disproportionately small. The historically low levels of markets opportunities have hampered investment in long-term forest management and conservation. The…

Love Malawi, Plant a tree initiative

Love Malawi, Plant a tree initiative

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

In Malawi, wood is used as an energy source. The poor forest management has led to a high rate of deforestation, that has an impact on both local communities and biodiversity. Aware of the need to train and raise awareness about the implications of climate change and the good environmental…

Centre for Social Excellence for Indonesia

Centre for Social Excellence for Indonesia

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable

Between 1990 and 2010, Indonesia lost 20% of its natural forests, and deforestation continues apace to this day. Besides an irrevocable loss of biodiversity and contribution to climate change, this phenomenon impacts more than 25,000 villages located in and around Indonesia’s forests.…

Développement de l'approche HVC pour la flore et la végétation au Gabon

Développement de l'approche HVC pour la flore et la végétation au Gabon

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

The concept of High Conservation Value (HCV) was developed to support sustainable forest management by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) which many Gabonese forest operators have joined to develop their concessions. However, in order to implement HCVs at Gabonese level, and more generally…

Community Management in the Itombwe Natural Reserve

Community Management in the Itombwe Natural Reserve

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The goal of the project is to help promote sustainable management of natural resources in the Itombwe Massif based on conservation methods incorporating the rights, traditional practices and development of local and indigenous communities. The activities implemented will: • Promote the use of…

Developing DNA timber tracking tools for African mahogany and a conservation strategy for Khaya senegalensis in West Africa

Developing DNA timber tracking tools for African mahogany and a conservation strategy for Khaya senegalensis in West Africa

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

September 2014 – August 2016 Unsustainable and illegal logging is one of the main contributors to deforestation. Over 50% of timber exported from the Amazon Region, Central Africa, South East Asia and Russia, is harvested illegally, leading to significant losses of revenue for the…

Ecosystem rehabilitation in Ewaso Ngiro, Kenya

Ecosystem rehabilitation in Ewaso Ngiro, Kenya

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

The aim of this project is to restore degraded cultivated land and forests and improve the living standards of the rural communities by preserving local biodiversity and supporting economic activities in the Krisia Forest in North Kenya. The three main goals of this project are as follows: - to…

Rehabilitation and sustainable management in zones of biological interest in Tcheboa

Rehabilitation and sustainable management in zones of biological interest in Tcheboa

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The goal of this project is to ensure a sustainable environment in Tcheboa's Biologically Important rea (BIA) using a process to reduce deforestation and forest degradation by setting up a co-management structure. The programme is responsible for implementing activities for the restoration of…

Film : Il était une forêt

Film : Il était une forêt

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

This heritage film about the last primary and tropical forests is a result of the collaboration between Francis Hallé, a botanist, and Luc Jacquet, a film producer. The film’s aim is to raise the next generation’s awareness of the wild virgin forests. At the current rate of…

The EcoMadera Project

The EcoMadera Project

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

The EcoMadera Project, run by the Pinchot Institute, is being implemented on the coastal plain of North Ecuador, the epicenter of mass deforestation in the country. EcoMadera was set up as part of an anti-logging project to save local forests and offer an economic alternative to deforestation. The…

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) project in Peru

Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) project in Peru

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

This project is the continuation of a previous phase supported by the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation which resulted in over 3 million hectares of the Peruvian Amazon Forest being protected in partnership with the government and local communities. It concerns the development of REDD (Reduced…

Forest of Hope

Forest of Hope

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Phase I: 2011 – 2013 BirdLife is launching a restoration project for the preservation of 150,000 hectares of forest in the West Siem Pang region in Cambodia. Field activities are focused on educating the local population in order to put an end to illegal poaching. Other projects are being…

Valuing rainforest as Global Eco-Utilities: a novel mechanism to pay communities for regional scale tropical forest ecosystem services

Valuing rainforest as Global Eco-Utilities: a novel mechanism to pay communities for regional scale tropical forest ecosystem services

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

This project brings together scientists, economists and community experts. The aim is to create a scientific and economic model of services rendered by the Amazonian tropical forest ecosystems. The forests provide vital services, furnish "eco-utilities" for farming, and improve…

International campaign for the Conservation of the Boreal Forest

International campaign for the Conservation of the Boreal Forest

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Phase I : 2010 - 2013 The boreal forest is one of the planet’s largest forests, and its permafrost is a huge CO2 storage reservoir. The aim of the project is to protect at least 50% of Northern Quebec’s boreal forest from being destroyed. The International Boreal Conservation Campaign,…

Oecussi Sandalwood Park en Environmental Protection Center in Timor-Leste

Oecussi Sandalwood Park en Environmental Protection Center in Timor-Leste

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Sandalwood trees are on the verge of extinction in Timor-Leste. The “kingdom” of Oecussi was one of the centers of power for the region. The objective of this park program is to instill among the people pride and recognition of the important historical role their homeland has played and…

The Social Centre of Excellence for the Congo Basin Forests

The Social Centre of Excellence for the Congo Basin Forests

Monaco
Combating deforestation
Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss

Phase I : 2007 – 2010 The concerns of the Pygmy communities were ignored during forestry activities over the past several years. Today, a required certification that several forestry companies must obtain obliges them to take into consideration the rights of the Pygmies. However, these…