IDEP have worked for 15 years on conservation with a focus on community resilience in areas where livelihoods are susceptible to the impacts of climate change and natural disasters.
This project will focus on the preservation of natural forests in what are known as buffer zones, human habitations at the edge of forests that encroach and erode the natural habitat. They will work with communities to ensure food security whilst supporting forest preservation. The planting of new saplings and conservation of existing natural forest will be run alongside educating local students on conservation and climate change and helping families find livelihood alternatives to timber activities. It is estimated that over 3000 tonnes of CO2 will be absorbed over the next year through this work.
In addition to the environmental benefits, the project will also contribute to two SDGs that form the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture
LIFE ON LAND
Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss