Operational Logging and Degradation Monitoring Initiative (OLDM) boosts law enforcement through forest monitoring in Laos.

Field inspection. Credit: Bee Aphaiso OLDM is a forest monitoring system that enables Lao authorities to detect changes in forest cover on individual tree level fast enough for field teams to interdict illegal logging activities, seize logs before transport and processing, and apprehend the offenders. The system undergoes a second...

Due Diligence: A Solution for Viet Nam’s Timber Legality Assurance System

Vietnam ranks second in Asia and fifth in the world for the value of its timber product exports, which the Vietnamese Government aims to increase to 20 USD billion by 2025 Although Vietnam's timber industry has grown rapidly, it faces supply challenges. Viet Nam imports around 2.5 million cubic...

REDD+ Community Exchange in Fiji: At the end of 10 years of REDD+ support by GIZ in the Pacific Island Countries

REDD+ Community Exchange Workshop participants, visiting the Nadroumai women group / Nadroumai village close to Sigatoka on March 09, 2021. Copyright by Pacific Community (SPC) – Land Resources Division and GIZ. The BMU-funded IKI project “REDD+ Conservation in Pacific Island Countries” will end in March, 2021, looking back on more...

Understanding the Community Wellbeing within Kayan Sembakung Delta, North Kalimantan

Understanding the Community Wellbeing within Kayan Sembakung Delta, North Kalimantan Background The Delta Kayan Sembakung is an area with high biodiversity and natural resources utilized by the community. The delta has various type of ecosystems which include peat and mangrove. The peat and mangrove are connected, and this condition make the...

Upcoming webinar on global forest governance jointly organized by members of SNRD Asia and SNRD Africa

The programmes Protection and Sustainable Use of Forest Ecosystems and Biodiversity in Laos (ProFEB), Sustainable Natural Resources Management in Madagascar (PAGE), Forests and Climate Change Programme (FORCLIME) in Indonesia, Forestry and Environmental Programme (ProPFE) in Cameroon and Sector Programme International Forest Policy (SV IFP) cordially invite you to the...

7.5 Years in Panay: Results and impacts of ForClim I and II

By Sonja Scheele ILOILO City, PH, 23 January - The Forest and Climate Protection Panay (ForClim) project of the German and Philippine governments, implemented by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in two phases that span almost eight years now,...

GIZ expert exchange on Results based payments from REDD+ and the link to FLR

By - Reinhard Wolf More than 30 representatives from Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Lao, Myanmar, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Thailand and Viet Nam met in the heart of Bangkok to discuss REDD+ and FLR (Forest Landscape Restoration) for Asian Pacific countries from 17-19 October 2017. “The Warsaw Framework for REDD+...

Basics on forest protection

How can local communities be motivated to participate in forest management and conservation efforts in village forests? The CliPAD (Climate Protection through Avoided Deforestation) project provides incentives aiming to stabilize the landscape as well as reducing deforestation and forest degradation in two districts in Houaphan province. To date, 25...