Partner Forest Landscapes
The Partner Forest Program connects cities with forest landscapes and community enterprises that conserve forests through stewardship and forest-positive activities. These are Partner Forests.
Three forest concessions centered in Bambidié, in the heart of Gabon’s Congo Basin rainforest, sustainably employ local communities in forest stewardship and production of high-value conservation timber.
CINMA-San Martin is a forest concession in Bajo Paragua that has been managed by Dekma Bolivia since 2005.
A 46 000 hectare forest concession located at the Cheringoma plateau in Mozambique empowers community members through forest stewardship and the production of high-value conservation timber.
Practicing certified sustainable forest management, this community forest concession in the Maya Biosphere Reserve produces high-value timber that helps fight deforestation and forest fires.
In the most forested country on Earth, a small community produces timber and agroforestry products that show the potential of long-term strategies of development and resilience.
Nestled in the heart of the country, this hub of forest research and community development produces conservation timber and engages forest communities as stakeholders and shareholders in business.
The Mil Madeiras Preciosas forest concession operates as a certified low impact community forest enterprise near the small riverside town of Itacoatiara.
Stewarding over 81,000 hectares of intact tropical forest inside the Maya Biosphere Reserve, the village of Uaxactún produces high-value timber as well as non-timber forest and food products.
Against deforestation for cattle ranching, remote communities in and around the Río Plátano Biosphere Reserve produce forest-positive products including conservation timber and shade-grown cacao.
In the Tambopata Reserve, harvesters of wild-growing Amazon nuts and makers of value-added nut-based products resist conversion of the tropical forest to agriculture.
To restore forests and improve family income and nutrition, members of the Women’s Maya Nut Cooperative plant native Maya nut trees, a traditional food source with many uses and opportunities.
By restoring land degraded by agriculture to thriving natural forest, a community-based initiative is providing high-quality carbon offsets that improve local livelihoods and ensure forests are maintained forever.
Forest enterprise Seamos Bosques works to restore degraded forest to full ecosystem functionality, providing quality carbon offsets, local employment, and opportunities for forest product development.