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.
In this cloud forest region threatened by mining, members of the AACRI growers’ cooperative produce and promote shade coffee to secure livelihoods and preserve the environment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To conserve what remains of the Chocó, Ecuador’s coastal rainforest, community-based social enterprises are building opportunities that keep the forest standing.
The Mpingo Conservation and Development Initiative supports local communities to use native trees as an economic tool for advancing the conservation of woodlands and coastal forests.
Stewarding a mixed tropical forest in the country’s northeast, this community produces artisanal wood products like chairs and furniture and is developing agroforestry coffee and cocoa for export.