Reforestation

Reforestation

Our reforestation program includes tree seedling nurseries for rearing native tree species, well-protected against birds. This program, beside options for reforestation with native species, provides an income for local people by sale of seedlings for reforestating other regions.

Our reforestation program includes tree seedling nurseries for rearing native tree species, well-protected against birds. This program, beside options for reforestation with native species, provides an income for local people by sale of seedlings for reforestating other regions.

ObjectiveS:

Vast areas of Panay are degraded to cogon prairies which are burned every dry season to provide fresh grass to a handful of cattle at most. Reforestation of these areas for agroforestry and Conservation purposes will benefit both wildlife and local residents by providing long lost forest products (e. g. rattan), wildlife corridors, watershed, and typhoon resilience. It will also help to preserve the genetic diversity of forest plants. 

Inside the tree seedling nursery at San Juan © A. Sternemann
John shows how to handle the plants © A. Sternemann

Our Activities to achieve objectives:

Our reforestation program includes tree seedling nurseries (well-protected against birds) for rearing native tree species. This program, beside own reforestation efforts with native species, provides an income for local people by means of selling off seedlings to other locals interested in the reforestation of their regions.

Average cost per operation:

Aside from the construction of nurseries, the project does only need caretakers, which receive about 50 US$ per month.

Average duration per operation:

This project is ongoing indefinitely.

Forest rangers at work - data collection in an illegally logged area © A. Sternemann