Our stories ... ...
03 May 2021 Bolivia
Research by Instituto Boliviano de Investigación Forestal (IBIF) motivated the Bolivian government to issue a new decree in 2020 that allows the use of low-cost and low-impact logging technologies. This will greatly improve timber harvesting options and diversify management options for small-scale forest producers.
30 April 2021 General
TBI members in Ghana and Indonesia studied landscape-level financial flows to understand how they can better contribute to livelihood and environmental objectives. In Indonesia, the study had an additional and unexpected positive effect.
28 April 2021 DR Congo
As soon as communities in DR Congo received formal forest rights, they established new rules for forest management. The result: fewer trees are being cut, and the communities are earning more money.
26 April 2021 Indonesia
Tropenbos Indonesia helped develop an approach to identify areas with high conservation value within a landscape. At the end of 2020, updated guidelines were published, which are expected to become an invaluable tool for companies, NGOs and governments.
22 April 2021 the Netherlands
Since 1989, the Dutch Postcode Lottery has been raising funds to support organisations working for a fairer, greener world. Thanks to the Postcode Lottery’s 3 million participants the lottery has grown to become the Netherlands' biggest charity lottery and supports over 100 nongovernmental organizations. This year the Lottery was able to support Tropenbos International (TBI) with a contribution of one million euros to develop a financial support unit, with a focus on small and medium size-enterprises (SMEs) in the forestry and agroforestry sectors in the global south. We call it ‘Green Finance for SMEs’, or GFS in short. It will enable these enterprises to access capital, with which they can set up sustainable businesses.
22 April 2021 Colombia
The Government of Colombia aims to plant 180 million trees by 2022. To ensure that local communities are effectively involved, Tropenbos Colombia calls for the participatory productive restoration approach.