The Flemish Fund for Tropical Forests gives financial support to projects concerning the conservation, sustainable management and restoration of forests, mainly in South America. The objective of these projects is biodiversity conservation, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and socio-economic development of local populations.
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Boliviaanse Tacana jongeren schakelen versnelling hoger in duurzaam beheer van hun bossen
- Community surveillance for the socio-ecological monitoring of the Waorani territory: development of a platform for informed decision making.
- To strengthen the Waorani organizations and communities technically and organizationally. We focus on participatory and integrated territorial management, independent monitoring of the management of natural resources and illegal trade in wild resources through the implementation of a social-ecological platform.
- The implementation of a social-ecological platform for the monitoring of forests and wildlife in the territory of Waorani.
- Development of a strategy to reduce bushmeat trade, with emphasis on efficient educational communication and management of economic alternatives.
Asociación de Mujeres Waorani – AMWAE
provinces of Napo, Pastaza and Orellana
VFTB in numbers
Since 2002 the Fund has supported 65 projects
Chaikuni Institute during the Peruvian lockdown
11 December, 2020 The pandemic hasn't made the work of the Chaikuni Institute any easier. Yet, they still managed to push through. A report. More
34.745 ha communal reserve in Peru: one step closer to sustainable management
04 August, 2017 During two years the Flemish fund for Tropical Forests has supported a project from the local organization DRIS in and around the communal reserve Yanesha. These are the results. The communal ... More
Terrain visit at the Waorani community: between craft and modern technology
10 April, 2017 Project manager Debbie Eraly of BOS+ visits Gareno, one of the biggest Waorani-communities in the Ecuadorian Amazone. This is her report. More
Tea of the Amazon: A site visit with the RUNA Foundation
27 October, 2016 We all know cinnamon – the taste of cookies in december, the decoration on your latte – but who has ever heard of Ecuadorian (or American) cinnamon? Like the ‘Azian cinnamon’, that is more common ... More
“We thought this was lost ground”
05 December, 2014 "Traditionally, this was waste land," says Debbie Eraly, while she points at a young forest, "Now is the future." We are in Lomerío, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, where a year ago the Chiquitano's started ... More