Description

Organisation that provides funding for projects developed by others

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.

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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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.