Forestever

Project title

Planting timber and fruit trees with indigenous communities.

Project Teaser

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.

Key Figures

Project Results

100'000 trees planted since 2009 in different locations along the Peru/Colonbia Amazon basin

Vegetation type

Mixed local species of timber and fruit trees

Climate conditions

Tropical rainforest climate, hot and wet throughout the year and with heavy and frequent rainfall

Funding Sources

Funding Government
5%
Funding Internal
0%
Funding Religious groups
0%
Funding International Aid
0%
Funding Private Sponsoring
95%
Funding Inhabitants
0%

Contacts

Organisation
Forestever
Organisation contact
Maikov Dumas
Phone
+33 670 343 845
Address
6, rue Paul Langevin BP 176
Postal code
94120
Place
Fontenay sous Bois
Country
France

Description

FORESTEVER is a French non-profit association which, since 2009, develops agroforestry and reforestation projects with indigenous communities in the Amazon regions of Peru and Colombia.

FORESTEVER implements agroforestry models together with local communities, as a way to connect the protection of biodiversity with improved living standards for the people. Local villages are trained on how to better use native timber and fruit trees, particularly those in risk of disappearing, and are assisted with reforestation actions and resource management know-how. This approach helps to restore and re-value local ecosystems with a focus on biodiversity, while improving the diet and income sources of local inhabitants.

The social focus of this project is extended by their effort to preserve the traditional use of certain tree species for handicraft and woodwork. Tree nurseries and managed plantation areas are complemented with workshops and educational actions with children and adults alike, so that the know-how and usage of these resources is kept in a long-term and integrated way.

Partnerships & Collaborations

sustinova logo

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.